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10 aphrodisiac foods for a passion-filled night

The word ‘aphrodisiac‘ comes from the Greek ‘aphrodisios,’ pertaining to the Greek Goddess of Love, Aphrodite. A fitting name, don’t you think? Because aphrodisiac foods have been long associated with love and romance. From the Roman Empire to the ancient Aztecs, everybody knew what to eat when it comes to sex.

Aphrodisiac foods can fuel your libido for an enjoyable experience in the bedroom. Some foods actually fuel lust by the way they appear – the colors, the shape, the aroma and everything about them. Indulging in these delicacies releases hormones that relax your mind and relieve stress. Other options are actually proven to be rich in certain substances that catalyze brain reactions required for a sensuous night.

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Here are 10 aphrodisiac foods that can spice up your sex life:

1. Chili peppers

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Red chili peppers

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Red-ilicious and hot, what else can make this vegetable more fitting for romance? But these red chilies have much more to offer. Chili peppers are known to stimulate endorphins, which are essentially brain chemicals that make you feel good. Meanwhile fiery peppers, which have capsaicin, increase blood circulation and turn you on further.

2. Chocolate



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Delicioso! Any woman is up for some chocolat anytime, but the sweet treat works wonders with men as well, especially dark chocolate! Cocoa contains phenylethylamine, the “love chemical” that releases dopamine and arouses feelings of pleasure, euphoria, and attraction. It also contains tryptophan, which relaxes you and makes you feel good.

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3. Avocadoes


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Avocadoes hang from trees in pairs, earning the title “testicle tree” or ahuacuatl. Its pear shape not only makes it look sensuous, but also gives it the reputation of being an aphrodisiac. Rich in vitamin E, avocadoes help in maintaining youthful skin and also help release testosterone. They are also rich in folic acid and vitamin B6, which aid in boosting your immune system.

4. Bananas



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Their phallic shape aside, bananas are warehouses of potassium, magnesium, and B vitamins, which help boost energy levels. Moreover, they contain bromeliad enzymes, which is said to titillate libido in males.

5. Honey



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There is good reason why you call your partner “honey” and go on a “honeymoon” with them after your big wedding day – honey is sweet, innocent, and unsuspecting. But you may be surprised to learn that it’s an excellent aphrodisiac food as well. Honey is rich in boron, which regulates testosterone levels. By taking a three-ounce dose of honey, your nitric oxide levels – which are released during arousal – can be spiked!

6. Watermelons



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Watermelons have abundant lycopene, a bright red carotene and carotenoid pigment, that is known to relax your blood vessels and improve circulation. Another substance is a phytonutrient called citrulline, which is converted into arginine when consumed, kicking up your nitric oxide levels and dilating your blood vessels – it works just like Viagra!

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7. Pine nuts

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Pine nuts

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It takes real men to produce these nuts from pinecones! Since medieval times, pine nuts have been known to stimulate male libido. Their rich zinc content is what helps men maintain their sexual desires, thus earning it a spot on our list of aphrodisiac foods.

8. Figs



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Remember the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden? This truly forbidden fruit is a rich source of iron and potassium, which makes it a fitting aphrodisiac. An open fig is just what a man needs to get the mood right.

9. Strawberries


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A romantic date is bland without the presence of a strawberry-laced dessert. This powerhouse of vitamin C helps maintain healthy blood flow to every part of your body, including your unmentionables. Indulging in this heart-shaped fruit with your partner may be all you need, to do the trick.

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10. Oysters



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Non-veg lovers, here’s something just for you! For a zinc supplement to induce testosterone production for the night, oyster is a good option. It may sound fishy, but this shellfish does work wonders.

A simple pesto with pine nuts, basil, and olive oil will light up your night, while a salad with hot red chilis will heat things up. A banana, strawberry, and honey smoothie can shake everything up, while a watermelon martini or cocktail will take you to another world altogether. Last of all, no one could resist some strawberries dipped in chocolate as a late-night treat.

Food made with love, for love, makes the perfect prelude for a night of passion. Eat sexy, look sexy, and stay sexy!

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10 aphrodisiac foods to boost your libido
Aphrodisiac foods are known to boost your sex drive. Here are ten such foods that you can incorporate in your diet for a passion-filled night.
Harshit Gupta

Harshit Gupta

I'm a regular joe whose second girlfriend is social media. When I'm forced into it, I write about fun stuff that nobody else thinks of. I have a wacky sense of humor that comes across in my writing.