Top Ten Foods For a Better Sex Life (Part 1)

written by Chef Raphael 24th August 2012

I was on the net doing some research about various foods and their recipes and came across this interesting read about the “to have foods” that will boost your sex life! It’s amazing that what we eat affects alot of what we do! Go ahead and give them a try for their health benefits too.
This is the first 5 of the foods and hope you get to consume some more now that you know what they can do for you.

10: Dark Chocolate
As far as classic aphrodisiacs go, chocolate is about as close to perfect as they get. Everyone knows the old semi-urban legend that chocolate has chemicals in it that simulate being in love (they’re called phenylethylamine and serotonin, which are mild sexual stimulants and mood boosters), but the benefits chocolate has in store for your sex life don’t end there. Dark chocolate is also rich in antioxidants and high in caffeine, two ingredients that can increase blood flow and jump-start the libido. Moreover, there’s a unique sensual aspect to eating chocolate. A BBC study also found that participants who let chocolate melt on their tongues had higher pulse rates, as well as brain activity similar to that experienced during passionate kissing.
This evidence doesn’t mean that all chocolate is going to do the trick. In order to get the right boost, you’ve got to choose pure, dark chocolate — eating a huge slice of devil’s food cake will just put you in the mood for an afternoon nap. Milk or white chocolate may satisfy your sweet tooth, but the added fat and sugar can slow you down.
IN ORDER to experience the benefits without the added calorie load, to go for the darkest, least-sweetened chocolate possible.

9: Gelatin
Let’s face it: Sex can be a lot of work, and all that strenuous physical activity takes a heavy toll on your joints and cartilage. Flexibility, strong connective tissue and stamina are all important factors in maintaining a robust sex life, and one food that may have a positive effect on those joints is gelatin.
A 1998 study at Ball State University found that gelatin reduced joint pain in athletes. If you’re looking for energy before a big night, studies indicate that eating gelatin can help heal connective tissue, keep your ligaments springy and repair minor damage to joint lining.
Although gelatin alone doesn’t contain much nutritional value, there’s something enticingly seductive (and curative) about the WIGGLE of it.

8: Red Wine
Red wine is a heavy hitter on any list of foods that improve your sex life. It lubricates conversation, calms the jitters, pairs well with a good meal and even provides the opportunity to impress a date with a little wine knowledge. However, one of the reasons that red wine has been used as an aphrodisiac for thousands of years (besides getting would-be partners a little tipsy), is what a sensual experience it is to drink it. The rich scent of the grape, the deep scarlet coloring, the burst of flavor as it hits the palate — nothing says seduction like red wine.
From a NUTRITIONAL perspective, red wine has a variety of other benefits that make it stand out in the field of alcoholic beverages. It’s a lighter, sexier alternative to a pint of beer, and because of its contact with grape skins, it has a higher antioxidant content than white wine. Moderate consumption of alcohol can even reduce the danger of blood clots. Red wine also contains resveratrol, a chemical that can lower the risk of heart disease and prevent damage to blood vessels from cholesterol.

Oysters, divine food from the sea that is best served raw

7: Oysters
When talking about libido-boosting foods, it’s hard not to mention oysters, the flagship aphrodisiac. While part of oysters’ reputation can be attributed to the placebo effect, the mollusk — especially in raw form — is one of the best sources for minerals you need to stay in peak form in bed. Oysters are powerful mineral supplements: 1 ounce of raw Atlantic oysters contains 10 percent of your daily value of iron and 91 percent of the B12 your body needs [source: NutritionData]. Moreover, they contain 170 percent of your daily value for zinc — some of the highest zinc content of any natural food. Oysters are also a good source of magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin D, manganese, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids.
WHILEwomen are certain to benefit from a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals, the zinc in oysters deserves a special mention for men. Aside from being good for sore throats, zinc has been linked to the regulation of testosterone levels in men and is a key nutrient in sexual health. It’s the most important trace mineral for male sexual performance, especially vital for regulating testosterone levels and producing sperm. Every time a man ejaculates, about 5 milligrams of zinc are lost, so zinc deficiencies are common in males.

6: Oatmeal
Oatmeal may be one of the least titillating breakfast food, but what it lacks in sex appeal it can make up for with a powerful effect on your love life. What’s boring and bland in the morning turns into a burning flame of oatmeal-fueled passion at night.
Or, if not a burning flame of passion, oatmeal can at least keep you fit and ready for action. Oats contain beta-glucan, a special type of fiber that’s been shown to lower cholesterol levels by up to 23 percent. This may not seem like a lot, but every 1 percent drop in cholesterol means a 2 percent decrease in the risk of heart disease. Those are good odds, especially since heart health means sexual health. Beta-glucan can also increase your immune system’s response to infection and stabilize blood sugar levels.
OATS are also high in manganese and selenium, which are vital for hormone production and regulation. And while it’s not going to make you any friskier if your system gets a powerful blast of selenium, a deficiency will definitely slow you down in bed.

Next week I reveal the remaining 5 foods and if you thought this was interesting wait until you see the rest and how available they are meaning………

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Malika B. 27th August 2012 - 7:04 AM

Very enlightening 🙂

Chef Raphael 27th August 2012 - 4:50 PM

glad you liked it Malika, be on the look out for the second part at the end of the week. In the meantime, hope you get to be enlightened more by having a look at m page. 🙂


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