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Top 10 Aphrodisiacs

February 14, 2014 By:

Here are my top 10 aphrodisiacs:

 

  1. Asparagus: a great source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, thiamine and folic acid. The latter is said to boost histamine production necessary for the ability to reach orgasm.
  2. Bananas: by their very shape, the connection with sexuality is obvious, but you’ll also find that bananas are loaded with potassium, magnesium and B vitamins.
  3. Chocolate: the ultimate aphrodisiac, contains a multitude of compounds including PEA (phenylethylamine), the ‘love chemical,’ which releases dopamine in the pleasure centers of the brain and which peaks during orgasm. Euphoria, attraction and excitement are just some of the attributes of PEA. Cacao also contains serotonin in the form of tryptophan, both of which also occur naturally in our bodies. These are released in our brains when we are happy, in love or passionate. They also responsible for feelings of relaxation and well-being. If that wasn’t enough, researchers have also found that chocolate contain substances that have similar effects on the brain as marijuana. The substance responsible is a neurotransmitter called anandamide. The amount of anandamide in chocolate is negligible and cannot get you ‘high’ like marijuana, but it could be enough to add to the seriously good feelings that serotonin creates, plus the added bonus of chocolate is that it is legal!
  4. Oysters: the most highly regarded aphrodisiac of all! With their evocative shape and taste, the revered oyster has high doses of Zinc which increases libido and sperm production. Best served with No 5.
  5. Champagne: the ultimate bedding combo. Champagne and oysters have been used by Don Juans for centuries. If the price tag of real champagne is a dampener, get your groove on by using sparkling wine or MCC (Method Cap Classique). As an added bonus, Brut’s aroma matches that of female pheromones and is a very potent sexual booster.
  6. Chili peppers: eating these little firecrackers increases your heart rate, circulation and generates physiological reactions that are similar to those during sex.
  7. Papaya: or as we call it, Pawpaw, is estrogenic, this means it has compounds that act as the female hormone estrogen. It has been used as a folk remedy for a variety of female related issues, such as in milk production and promoting menstruation, it also aids childbirth and increases female libido. For our purposes, best we concentrate on the latter.
  8. Basil (sweet basil): is said to promote a general sense of well-being, and it has been used for centuries to stimulate the sex drive and increase fertility. In days of old, women rubbed dried, powdered basil on their breasts to drive their lovers crazy with desire. Basil is one of the many reported aphrodisiacs that may have the property of promoting circulation.
  9. Cardamom: one of the most aromatic spices and a personal favourite (unfortunately also one of the most underutilised). Certain cultures deem it a powerful aphrodisiac as it is high in cineole, which can increase blood flow in areas where it is applied. (Cautionary note: Do not rub it on your honey’s lady garden).
  10. Tomatoes: endearingly called ‘love apples’ in the past when these modern day staples were considered exotic and revered. 

Read more and find out how to prepare a feast of love right here.

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