5 fun foods (aphrodisiacal)

A team of U.S. and Italian researchers analyzed bivalve mollusks – a group of shellfish that includes oysters, mussels and clams – and found they were rich in rare amino acids that trigger increased levels of sex hormones. 

Strawberries gained their reputation as an aphrodisiac due to their large number of tiny seeds symbolizing fertility. In art and literature, the strawberry was usually portrayed as a symbol of sensuality and earthly desire and has been described as fruit nipples. Strawberries contain more vitamin C than any other berry. They also contain a good amount of potassium, folic acid and some iron and fibre.

Chocolate is believed to have been thought of as an aphrodisiac since as early as 600BC. It is known to increase serotonin and Phenylethyalanine levels in the brain. Phenylethyalanine effects the brain’s mood centers and induces the emotion of falling in love.  It can gently stimulate the central nervous system and gives an immediate and substantial energy boost thus increasing stamina.

Honey has been known as an aphrodisiac as far back as the 500 B.C., even Hippocrates prescribed honey for sexual vigor.  Everything about honey is romantic from the way it’s made to its golden appearance. Honey is an aphrodisiac due to its rich B vitamin and amino acid content.

Chilies heat up your sex life due to capsaicin, which gives a kick to peppers, curries and other spicy foods. Capsaicin stimulates nerve endings to release chemicals, raising the heart rate and possibly triggering the release of endorphins giving you the pleasurable feeling of a natural high.

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