10 Foods You Should Try Eating in the Bedroom to Get in the Mood
In the name of science, we challenge you to add some menu items to the bedroom tonight — and we're not talking toys or positions. Experimenting with food aphrodisiacs can really only benefit you: it's a fun way to mix things up, and if you happen to discover something that works . . .
Before we dive into some suggestions, be warned that aphrodisiacs in general are largely psychological. There aren't many proven foods that have been scientifically shown to affect the sexual organs directly, but there are some that contain the right kinds of nutrients to help things along. You may also find that certain textures, scents, and flavors trigger your erotic side. And assuming that you're testing these out with someone you're into, your sexual chemistry, the ambience, and several other factors will come into play that could potentially boost the arousing effects of the food. But that's not to say that you should knock it before even trying it.
Take these 10 foods ahead for a spin yourself.
The aphrodisiac properties of honey have been long believed since the fifth century, when newlyweds were given a honey-based drink during the first moon of marriage, hence the term "honeymoon." Not only is it a natural performance enhancer for athletes (boosts energy), but it can also help regulate estrogen and testosterone levels.
Strawberries contain antioxidants and are especially great for blood flow circulation throughout your entire body.
This distinct-tasting green is packed with antioxidants and minerals that have been said since the first century AD to aid with our libido.
This seeded fruit also contains antioxidants that help with blood flow. In small studies, pomegranate juice has shown to even aid with erectile dysfunction.
This fatty fruit is packed with energy-boosting (B9) and testosterone-friendly (B6) vitamins, so feed each other as much avocado toast as you want.
Similarly to avocados, bananas are also rich in nutrients that support testosterone levels. On top of lots of potassium, the phallic-looking fruits also contain bromelain, which is said to help with men's sex drive.
Research has found that the herb can aid in erectile dysfunction and that a particular Korean red ginseng has shown to boost sexual arousal in menopausal women.
Figs are practically the poster fruit for female fertility; just look at it. But they also contain an amino acid that supports blood flow throughout the body.
Olive oil, a good source of fats, has been used for centuries for its many health benefits, including on male sex drive. Its antioxidants and amino acids are great for a healthy heart and much more.