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Natural aphrodisiacs to fan your flames of passion

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Having a great sex life takes work, and you need to change the way you approach it, and give it the attention it deserves. Plan date nights with your partner, and ensure your bedroom is a place of romance, and doesn’t look like your kids dumping ground for their toys or the place you just dump your dirty clothes at the end of a long working day.

Food also plays a great stimulant for creating a sexy lifestyle, as we feast not only with our eyes but for our libido’s too. Moreover, there are some super group foods that can specifically help boost your testosterone and blood flow, when you are trying to get in the mood for amore

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Onion
Okay, while onion breath may not be sexy, the veggie strengthens reproductive organs and increases testosterone, which boosts libido in both men and women. It is known as a tonic for building sexual energy and it is known to build up semen. So if you are wanting to extend not only your lovemaking but add to your family, you should chop it up and put it in everything you eat.

Garlic
Garlic is not just for warding off vampires, but it contains allicin, which builds heat in the body and has been proven to increase testosterone. It is useful for sexual stamina, and body builders use it for muscle growth.

Cayenne Pepper
Just as cayenne is spicy on your tongue, it helps add spice to your sex life. Hot peppers contain capsaicin, which creates heat and improves circulation and blood flow for erections. The peppers have an immediate effect, so try eating them when you are already ready to go.

Dates
Dates are rich in amino acids, which are known to increase sexual stamina, and they’re a popular aphrodisiac in North African countries. Moreover, the act of eating dates can be very sexual, as you feed then to your lover in bed. Be warned though, they are very sticky, so you may include some additional sensual finger licking….

Figs
Like dates, figs are rich in amino acids, and are said to be an aphrodisiac because of the sexual appearance, flavour and have a wonderful fragrance. They are a luscious fruit to eat yourself or feed to your lover.

Fatty Fish
Salmon, tuna, and mackerel are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which elevate dopamine, the same hormone released in the brain during an orgasm. It also elevates mood, and more relaxed people are in the mood for sex more often. Fatty fish also contains L-arginine, an amino acid used to treat problems with erections. Think of it like a natural Viagra. A nice grilled salmon definitely sounds better than a pill.

Oysters
Oysters have long been suspected as a love drug. Cleopatra and Casanova had one thing in common, they loved oysters. Legend has it that Casanova ate dozens of oysters per day. Oysters improves dopamine levels which boosts libido in men and women. Oysters are also high in zinc, which is vital for testosterone production and healthy sperm

Chocolate
All chocolate comes from cacao beans. In its processed form, it is known as cocoa. The Aztecs referred to cacao as nourishment of the Gods. Modern day foodies know raw cacao in its pure unadulterated form is a superfood. It has more antioxidants than green tea or red wine. It also contains a stimulating chemical known as phenylethlamine, that stimulates the sense of excitement and well being. The Journal of Sexual Medicine published a study that found, women who enjoyed a piece of chocolate every day had a more active sex life than those who did not.

Cinnamon
Cinnamon is considered to be one of the most effective natural aphrodisiacs. It heats the body, increasing appetite, both physical and sexual. Cinnamon oil has also been shown to improve cognitive function, so you can stay more focused on and attentive to your loved one. Sprinkle cinnamon in your coffee, yogurt, or milk, or use the spice to zest up baked desserts, such as muffins, cupcakes, cakes, and biscuits.

If you want to seriously boost your libido, stock your pantry with these healthy, natural libido-boosting foods, and eat them on a regular basis. Who knows, you might even lose weight in the process by eating healthy foods, and the extra exercise you’re getting in the bedroom, can’t be all bad, either!

If all else fails in boosting your mood, think outside the box and consider getting a room at a hotel! A change of scenery and environment can do wonders for your sex drive. And remember, the brain is the most powerful sexual organ we have, so use your imagination wisely.

Ref: Bazaar; Organic Authority, The Journal of Sexual Medicine

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