As we all know, the sexier we feel and the more turned on we are about life in general, the more attractive and magnetic our energy will be to others.
Lucky for us, there are certain superfoods that are also powerful aphrodisiacs. Share them with your lover, or just incorporate more of them into your daily life, and watch your passion and romance soar to new heights!
As a bonus, heightened sexual energy can make you wildly creative. It’s a total win-win for everyone, no matter what your current romantic situation may be.
Allow me to introduce you to 10 superfoods that will nourish your body, amp you up and seriously turn you on. (Really, it’s my pleasure.)
Figs: Figs are thought to be an aphrodisiac—mainly because of their erotic appearance. Open up a fig and see for yourself. Associated with love and fertility, you won’t be able to resist a fig’s sensual charm. Some even say that figs can increase sexual stamina. Plus, they’re fiber-rich and nutrient dense. So get figgy with it!
Avocado: Just face it. Avocados are sexy! They have a seductive feminine shape, and the Aztecs used to call avocado tress “testicle trees” because avocados often hang in pairs. High in nutrients, antioxidants, and healthy fats, this rich, silky fruit will keep you feeling healthy and beautiful.
Ginger: Ginger is a powerful digestive aid (good digestion is sexy), but it’s also known for increasing circulation and sensitivity. It’s spicy hot and warming to the body. It’ll boost your immune system too, which means you’ll have more energy and vitality to be the superhottie you’re meant to be.
Cacao: Everybody’s favorite aphrodisiac—chocolate!! Chocolate is a universal symbol of love and romance; but if you really want the most bang for your buck, the ideal way to eat it isn’t in a processed, sugar-laden chocolate bar. Enjoying cacao in its raw form will increase your serotonin and dopamine production and flood your body with potent antioxidants. Also, being a stimulant, raw cacao may just send you into a state of pure euphoria.
Maca: The perfect thing to pair with chocolate for the ultimate blissed-out state! Maca is a powdered root from the mountains of Peru, and it’s known for its libido-boosting qualities. It’s an adaptogen, which means it helps balance hormones, and has been shown to increase fertility and sexual desire. Mmm. Get into it.
Raw Honey: Honey is just so sweet, sensual, and all around hot. It’s is rich in B vitamins, and has been shown to boost production of both testosterone and estrogen—important for increasing sexual desire for everyone. Make sure to get raw honey for the most health supportive nutrients and sweeten up your romance!
Cinnamon: Cinnamon can definitely add spice to your love life. It warms the body, which can stimulate your sex drive. Just the scent of cinnamon can be powerfully stimulating. Because it is an anti-inflammatory and helps to balance blood sugar, cinnamon will make you feel like a superhero—in and out of the bedroom!
Vanilla: The scent of vanilla is particularly arousing. I can vouch that whenever I wear vanilla perfume, men make comments. Vanilla has been shown to have a calming effect on the nervous system, soothing anxiety and stress—always important for relaxing into a sexy mood. Get yourself a fresh vanilla bean and scrape the seeds into a smoothie for a pure hit of sensuality.
Almonds: Almonds have long been known as a symbol of fertility. The scent of almonds alone can arouse passion and desire, and they are packed with vitamin E, fiber and essential fatty acids—important for reproductive function and libido enhancing. Add almonds to your life. Amplify your arousal.
Cayenne: Cayenne is the ultimate, spicy-hot aphrodisiac, and you only need a tiny pinch of it to heat things up. Cayenne can increase your heart rate, stimulate your metabolism and increase circulation and blood flow. Sprinkle a little bit on any dish and experience powerfully potent and erotic results.
Are you turned on just reading this? If you’re ready to try these aphrodisiacs out for yourself, I have some stimulating news for you.
I came up with a recipe that uses all 10 of these aphrodisiacs!! Check out my Ultimate Aphrodisiac Smoothie.
(Drink it at your own risk. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!)[via Nic McPhee on flickr]
Jenny Sansouci: Jenny is the publisher of Healthy Crush. Her life is an intoxicating love affair with whole foods nutrition, personal development, natural health, yoga, kale, traveling, and general high vibe awesomeness. Her site, Healthy Crush, is her way of sharing that love and spreading the high vibe.