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12 Best Foods That Increase Your Libido and 4 that Kick it to the Curb!
Humans have been searching for items that will get them in the mood or increase their sexual performance for thousands of years. Marquis de Sade consumed enormous quantities of Spanish fly, while the ancient Romans gorged on shellfish. There are many stories told about certain foods or herbs and how they will increase sexual desire, but finding ones that have some scientific backing to them, well, that’s another story.
Of course, perhaps the best aphrodisiac is a healthy diet, a good night’s rest, and turning off the screens and concentrating on each other. However, for those of you who still insist on putting a little more kick into your love life, keep reading for the top 12 foods and herbs that will turn up the heat in your bedroom, as well as the 4 foods that are known to dump ice water on a romantic evening.
This spice has been used in “love potions” since medieval times. This spice does warm up the body, improves circulation (which can help stop ED problems) and is, in general, a mild stimulant. Try some cinnamon in a cup of coffee for a double whammy effect about 30 minutes before bed.
As we mentioned above, coffee is another natural libido booster. In studies done with animals, coffee has been shown to contain a stimulant that seems to put females in the mood for love. So make up a pot of Joe, add a bit of cinnamon to it, and get ready for a night of love!
3. Chili Peppers
Perhaps that old saying about “Latin Lovers” being the hottest around is because Latin Americans tend to eat a great deal of chili peppers. Chilis don’t just overexcite your taste buds or your sinuses, they literally make you feel hot, all over, including a sweaty brow and an elevated heartbeat. The ingredient that gives chili peppers their pop is called capsaicin, which will fire up your libido for sure! Eating chili peppers, or a salsa made from peppers, also releases endorphins, the same endorphins that are released through orgasm. So have some chilis or salsa at dinner for a meal that will also spice up the bedroom.
Blackberries are a photochemical rich fruit that increases both sexual endurance as well as the libido. Scientists say that you should consume at least 10 berries, or one tablespoon of seeds, about two hours before you plan on making your move to the bedroom.
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