Aphrodisiac foods, do they really exist? Find out everything about them!

There are foods that can actually boost libido and passion. Some of them are very unexpected…

For centuries, humans have been looking for the aphrodisiac power of food. A lot of urban legends about them also exist: for example, do oysters really act on our libido?

In order to understand what’s true and what’s not, we need to clarify something. On one hand, there are food with specific chemical properties which can stimulate your desire. On the other hand, we need to remember that food and some related gestures might have psychological effects which can boost the libido, without having actual physical reactions.

What are the actual aphrodisiac foods? Let’s find out together!

Which foods are aphrodisiac?

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We mentioned oysters: scientifically speaking, they do not contain aphrodisiac substances. However, they can be very arousing for our psyche: you can eat them with your hands and they remind of the feminine genital organ.

Chili peppers, instead, has vasodilator properties which increase the blood flow in the genitals. So it can be included in the aphrodisiac food list, as can honey. In men, it stimulates the testosterone production and boosts male desire.

Another libido booster is zinc: it stimulates sexual hormones and acts on the reproductive system, increasing desire. Caviar, extra virgin olive oil, and aphrodisiac fruits such as strawberries and mixed berries contain it.

Aphrodisiacs for her

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Soy works as a libido booster for women. Its phytoestrogens act on the hormone levels, especially on the production of cortisol and estradiol, and increase desire. Corn is also useful against low sex drive. It contains tryptophan, which produces dopamine, a hormone that stimulates sexuality and physical energy.

When it comes to aphrodisiacs, everyone talks about chocolate, which actually has beneficial properties. It contains theobromine, a stimulant which boosts desire. However, not every type of chocolate has this effect: only the dark one, with a 85-90% of cocoa, has it.

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ultimo aggiornamento: 14-02-2019