Top 10 Foods for a Better Sex Life (Part 2)

written by Chef Raphael 1st September 2012

Here’s the second part of my read about foods that will boost your sex life. I hope you get time to consume the foods as you try to prove this research right, my favourite is number 2, whats yours?

5: Water
OK, it may seem a little obvious that you’ve got to drink plenty of water. But the benefits of water don’t end with avoiding dehydration. The holy grail of sex has been the search for a food or drink that will make semen and vaginal secretions taste more pleasant. And there are plenty of contenders. Some people swear by pineapple juice, cinnamon or parsley — all of which may help, but a few ounces of pineapple juice at the end of the day isn’t going to cover up the triple venti latte you had at 9 a.m. What comes out of us will always be the same stuff that goes in, and certain foods — such as asparagus, coffee, garlic and red meat — make your bodily excretions taste worse.
Hydration is the only surefire solution. While you can’t completely eliminate the effects of the garlic meatball sub you had for lunch, you can dilute the effects of the chemicals you’re putting into your body. Drinking at least 2 liters (67 fluid ounces) of water a day should do the trick. It takes about 24 hours to flush out from your body what you’ve eaten, so keep that water coming.

4: Bananas
Bananas aren’t only supremely convenient to eat on the go, they’re also packed full of the vitamins and minerals that will keep you on your game. As one of the best sources for potassium, you should really be eating bananas as often as possible regardless of how you intend to spend your energy. But bananas are also high in folate, which can enhance blood flow during arousal and aid in the production of new cells. A high folate diet means faster healing and recovery time, as well as increasing the chance of conception during sex and encouraging prenatal health during the rapid cellular growth of the fetus in the womb. What’s more, bananas are RICH in fructooligosaccharide, a chemical that aids your ability to metabolize calcium, which promotes bone density, thereby reducing the risk of injury while under the covers. Not convinced? If nothing else, it should be easy to find a saucy way to eat them.

3: Blueberries
They say that the brain is the largest human sex organ, and blueberries might just be the perfect choice for keeping that organ in tip-top shape. Studies have linked blueberry consumption to increased memory and concentration, and enough blueberries can give you the mental focus to not only rock your partner’s world, but to remember his or her name afterward.
But the benefits don’t end there. Blueberries are so packed with nutrients, it’s almost easier to list the ways they don’t help your body. The ANTIOXIDANTS in blueberries can, among other things, build a stronger immune system, raise oxygen levels in your body and increase circulation where it counts. Blueberries might even be able to help you develop that toned, sexy stomach you’ve always wanted — a University of Michigan study found that rats fed on a diet supplemented with freeze-dried blueberries had less abdominal fat and healthier metabolisms than rats that ate no supplements.

2: Chili Peppers
Heart racing, toes curling … and tongue burning? Chili peppers are another food that can get your motor running. Capsaicin, the chemical that gives you a burning sensation when you eat spicy food, is a thermogenic agent, meaning that it increases your metabolic activity. This gives you more energy and stamina and revs your body’s calorie-burning capacity.
Capsaicin is also oil and fat-soluble, which means that it absorbs quickly into the skin or the mouth, creating a tingling sensation in small doses and heightening skin sensitivity. This increase can be used to your benefit — TRY KISSING someone a few minutes after eating a jalapeno. You’ll feel the difference, and so will they as the capsaicin transfers. Just be careful where you kiss them — experienced cooks know the danger of cutting chili peppers with their bare hands or touching any tender areas too quickly after seeding them. The increased sensitivity that capsaicin imparts can get out of control quickly and become even dangerously painful.

1: Certain Food Aromas
There’s a connection among food, sex and scent. Our sense of smell is tied so deeply into our perception of food that we nearly lose the ability to taste without it. Smell is so entwined with the way we perceive sex that many people who lose their sense of smell also experience sexual dysfunction.
True aphrodisiacs may not even come from what we eat — scientists have found that we become aroused just by smelling certain foods. One recent study found that blood flow to the penis increased up to 40 percent when men were exposed to the scent of lavender and pumpkin pie. In women, blood flow to the vagina increased by 13 percent when female subjects smelled licorice candy, cucumber and baby powder.
Scientists are unsure as to why certain smells have such a profound effect. Interestingly, the same study found no significant change in blood flow when participants were exposed to perfume and cologne. There’s just something magical about pumpkin pie and licorice.

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