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Did You Know This Was An Aphrodisiac?

written by Mary Mahinda 11th February 2015

Since February is the month of love thanks to St. Valentines Day, and we are foodies, lets list foods we eat and didn’t know they are aphrodisiacs and therefore help boost our sex-life. An aphrodisiac is a substance that, when consumed, increases sexual desire. Here is what you need to eat this Valentines to get that extra kick.

Did You Know This Was An Aphrodisiac?

Tomato

Nicknamed the love apple,tomatoes also contain vitamins C, good for sex hormones, and A,  good for seeing colour.  They also contain lycopene, which helps in fighting cancer.They are believed to help calm pre-sex nerves are also known for improving muscle control. Remember this the next time you are enjoying your nyama choma with kachumbari on the side and if it has avocado, then you are dealing with two aphrodisiacs 🙂

Did You Know This Was An Aphrodisiac?

Whipped Cream
Explains why they like using whipped cream in movies!! You better get her in the mood this Valentines by ordering a piece of cake with whipped cream for her dessert YUMMY!

Did You Know This Was An Aphrodisiac?

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium which helps raise testosterone levels by making sure more enters the blood stream.

Did You Know This Was An Aphrodisiac?

Pomegranate
Enclosed in a thick rose husk, pomegranate are filled with antioxidants which support blood flow and also helps protect the lining of blood vessels, allowing more blood to course through them.

Did You Know This Was An Aphrodisiac?

Artichokes
Artichokes are packed with vitamins and antioxidants, which are critical to proper body function and blood flow.

Did You Know This Was An Aphrodisiac?

Strawberries
Dip these babies in chocolate for a perfect dessert and you have two aphrodisiacs. Enjoy this with your loved one for that extra kick.

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Did You Know This Was An Aphrodisiac?

Figs
Figs are full of potassium and are an antioxidant powerhouse. They are also used paradoxically to symbolize both sexuality and modesty.

Did You Know This Was An Aphrodisiac?

Watermelon
At this point I believe all red fruits are aphrodisiacs! I mean tomatoes, strawberries, cherries, pomegranate and now watermelon!! Watermelon is believed to relax blood vessels and improves circulation. The seeds also very nutritious so be sure to chew on those too.

Did You Know This Was An Aphrodisiac?

Honey
Honey contains boron, which helps regulate oestrogen and testosterone levels and provides a natural energy boost.

Did You Know This Was An Aphrodisiac?

Chili Peppers
Chili peppers stimulate the brain’s feel good chemicals. Eating chillies speed up heart rate and make you flush and sweat, which is similar to feelings experienced in the bedroom.Capsaicin, a chemical found in fiery peppers, increases circulation to get blood pumping and stimulates nerve endings so you’ll feel more turned on.

Did You Know This Was An Aphrodisiac?

Oysters
Oysters are high in zinc and have a reputation for being great for love and fertility.They are said to contain amino acids that trigger production of sex hormones.

What other aphrodisiac do you enjoy eating? Happy Valentines Day.

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