Aphrodisiacs The Healthy Sexing Foods For Powerful Sexing

By Ange Fonce  

In this article I am going to share with you about aphrodisiacs... focusing on the healthy foods that can help to improve your libido and what they claim to do and the health benefits of what they do provide.

If we are what we eat then eating these foods will help contribute to a long healthy sexing life!

In addition to that loving night in... eating these foods regularly will help promote a healthy sexing life for both of you.

The following is a list of foods that reportedly act as aphrodisiacs... some are said to be aphrodisiacs simply because of their shape and some because of their aromas while others claim a chemical basis for their love powers... this is by no means a complete list and I have included the real health benefits that many of these foods contain.

So not only do they provide that extra spice for your sexing drive... they are great for you health anyway and sexing is a wonderful way of burning of those excess calories and a great workout for your physical body and mental well being... plus it brings another dimension to your sexing...

The Sensuality Of Food!

So read on...


Also known as anise... the ancient Greeks and Romans believed that you could increase desire by sucking on anise seeds.... aniseed does include estrogenic compounds the female hormones which have been reported to induce similar effects to testosterone.

The seeds are an excellent source of minerals like iron... magnesium... calcium... manganese zinc... potassium and copper... these minerals are essential to cardiac... bone and blood health and are needed by the body to turn food into energy.

The B complex vitamins found in aniseed are essential to overall health and are loaded with riboflavin... pyridoxine... niacin and thiamine... the seeds can contribute to healthy levels of neuro chemicals in the brain and that is where sexing starts... in the Brain!


The avocado tree was called a testicle tree by the Aztecs because its fruit hangs in pairs on the tree resembling the male testicles and its aphrodisiac value is based on this resemblance.

Yes... avocados are relatively high in fat and calories... 138 calories and 14.1g fat in half a medium sized avocado and they are also one of the best foods you can eat... packed with nutrients and heart healthy compounds and avocados can help you lose weight. 

Half an avocado contains 3.4 grams of fibre... including soluble and insoluble fibre... both of which your body needs to keep the digestive system running smoothly... plus soluble fibre slows the breakdown of carbohydrates in your body... helping you feel full for longer.

Avocados also contain oleic acid a fat that activates the part of your brain that makes you feel full... healthier unsaturated fats containing oleic acid have been shown to produce a greater feeling of satiety than less healthy saturated fats and trans fats found in processed foods. 

As well as increasing feelings of fullness... the oleic acid in avocados can help reduce cholesterol levels... in one study individuals eating an avocado rich diet had a significant decrease in total cholesterol levels... including a decrease in LDL cholesterol.... their levels of HDL cholesterol the healthy type increased by 11 percent. 

High cholesterol is one of the main risk factors for heart disease... the cholesterol lowering properties of avocado along with its foliate content help keep your heart healthy and a healthy heart is a great asset for healthy sex making!


In addition to the phallic shape of the banana itself... the banana flower also has a phallic shape... bananas are rich in potassium and B vitamins which are said to be necessary for sex hormone production.

Bananas are loaded with potassium which help with erections in men... bananas also have a lot of magnesium a mineral that helps keep blood pressure levels in check.

Generally fruit is a poor source of vitamin B6 and bananas are the exception... a single serving has more than 30 percent of the recommended daily amount... Vitamin B6 helps to keep your immune system performing at its peak and studies have found that like a deficiency of frolic acid... a long term deficiency that can occur in both men and women.

Sweet Basil...

For centuries people said that basil stimulated the sexing drive and boosted fertility as well as producing a general sense of well being... the scent of basil was said to drive men wild... so much so that women would dust their breasts with dried and powdered basil... basil is one of the many reported aphrodisiacs that may have the property of promoting circulation.

Basil a popular herb in the same family as peppermint is used to season sauces... soups... salads and pasta dishes all around the world... in addition to its versatile flavour basil also offers many important health benefits that will have you scrambling to add a little basil to your next meal.

One of the primary medicinal uses for basil is for its anti inflammatory properties... this effect stems from eugenol a volatile oil in basil that blocks enzymes in the body that cause swelling... making basil an ideal treatment for people with arthritis. 

It is also a great source of magnesium an essential mineral that helps the bodies blood vessels relax which can improve blood flow.

Basil is an easy addition to any diet just toss a few basil leaves into your favourite dish for a fresh burst of flavour and be prepared to reap the amazing health benefits at the same time.


Cardamom is an aromatic spice and certain cultures deem it a powerful aphrodisiac and also claim it is beneficial in treating impotence... it is high in cineole which can increase blood flow in areas where it is applied.

The spice is useful in sexual dysfunctions like impotency and premature ejaculation... a nightly dose of a pinch of powdered cardamom seeds boiled in milk and sweetened with honey would yield excellent results... however excessive use of cardamom has adverse effects.

Dark Chocolate...

Chocolate has forever been associated with love and romance and it was originally found in the South American rainforests... the Mayan civilizations worshipped the Cacao tree and called it food of the gods and rumour has it that the Aztec ruler Montezuma drank 50 goblets of chocolate each day to enhance his sexing abilities.

Researchers have studied chocolate and found it to contain phenylethylamine and serotonin... which are both feel good chemicals... they occur naturally in our bodies and are released by our brain when we are happy or feeling loving or passionate which produces a euphoric feeling like when you are in love.

In addition to those two chemicals... chocolate may also contain substances that have the same effect on the brain as marijuana. 

The substance is a neurotransmitter called anandamide... the amount of anandamide in chocolate is not enough to get a person high like marijuana... yet it could be enough to contribute to the good feelings that serotonin and phenylethylamine produce... does that mean it increases sexing desire?

Probably not... yet if it makes you feel good it might lower your inhibitions so that you are more receptive to suggestion.


The phallus shaped carrot has been associated with sexing stimulation since ancient times and was used by early Middle Eastern royalty to aid seduction.

Fresh roots are also good in vitamin C and provide about 9% of RDA... Vitamin C is water soluble anti oxidant and it helps the body maintain healthy connective tissue... teeth and gums... its anti oxidant property helps the body protect from diseases and cancers by scavenging harmful free radicals.

In addition this root vegetable is especially rich in many Bm complex groups of vitamins such as frolic acid... vitamin B 6... pyridoxine... thiamine... pantothenic acid and that acts as co factors to enzymes during substrate metabolism in the body.

Further more they also compose healthy levels of minerals like copper... calcium... potassium... manganese and phosphorus. 

Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure by countering effects of sodium. 

Chilli Peppers...

Eating chilli peppers generates physiological responses in our bodies like sweating... increased heart rate and circulation that are similar to those experienced when having sexing... the capsaicin they contain is responsible for the effects and is also a good pain reliever... another reported effect of eating large quantities of chilli peppers is an irritation of the genitals and urinary tract that could feel similar to sexing excitement.

Chillies contain health benefiting alkaloid compound in them... capsaicin which gives strong spicy pungent character and early laboratory studies suggest that capsaicin has anti bacterial... anti carcinogenic... analgesic and anti diabetic properties... it also found to reduce LDL cholesterol levels in obese individuals.

They are also good in other antioxidants like vitamin A and flavonoids like B carotene... A carotene... lutein... zea xanthin and cryptoxanthin. 

These antioxidant substances in capsicum help to protect the body from injurious effects of free radicals generated during stress and diseases conditions.


Aside from its phallic shape the scent of cucumbers is believed to stimulate women by increasing blood flow to the vagina... which is not surprising considering the cucumbers physical shape and what it would stimulate in the imagination!

It is a very good source of potassium an important intracellular electrolyte... 100 g of cucumber provides 147 mg of potassium yet only 2 mg of sodium... potassium is a heart friendly electrolyte which helps bring a reduction in total blood pressure and heart rates by countering effects of sodium. 

Cucumbers have mild diuretic property which perhaps attributed to their free water and potassium with a low sodium content... this helps in checking weight gain and high blood pressure.

They surprisingly have a high amount of vitamin K...which provides about 17 µg of this vitamin per 100 g... Vitamin K has been found to have a potential role in bone strength by promoting osteotrophic bone mass building activity.


Figs are another fruit that claims aphrodisiac qualities based on its appearance as an open fig is thought to look similar to female sexing organs.

Delicious sweet fig fruit is one of the prime fruits enjoyed since antiquity in human history... fig is naturally rich in much health benefiting phyto nutrients... anti oxidants and vitamins. 

Dried figs in fact are a concentrated source of minerals and vitamins... the fully ripe fig has bell or pear shape with succulent flesh and fig fruit is low in calories... 100 g fresh fruits provide only 74 calories and they contain health benefiting soluble dietary fibre... minerals... vitamins and pigment anti oxidants that contribute immensely for optimum health and wellness. 

Dried figs are excellent source minerals like calcium... copper... potassium... manganese... iron... selenium and zinc.... 100 g of dried figs contain 640 mg of potassium... 162 mg of calcium... 2.03 mg of iron and 232 mg of potassium. 

Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure... copper is required in the production of red blood cells... Iron is required for red blood cell formation as well for cellular oxidation.


Long ago Tibetan monks were not allowed to enter the monastery if they had been eating garlic because of its reputation for stirring up passions as garlic increases blood circulation.

So you think garlic gives you stinky breath? 

Well okay so it does and it is also one of the healthiest foods you can eat... for centuries garlic has been considered a cure all for many aliments... garlic has 1% of the potency of penicillin and can ward off a number of bacteria such as Listeria... Salmonella... E. coli... Cryptococcal meningitis... Candida albican and Staphylococcus... the problem with most antibiotics is that bacteria develops resistance to them yet this is not the case with garlic.

These benefits were first realized back in the early 19th century when English priests caught infectious fever... the French priests who ate garlic everyday did not.

Ginger Root...

People have deemed ginger root an aphrodisiac for centuries because of its scent and because it stimulates the circulatory system.

Ginger has been in use since ancient times for its anti inflammatory... carminative... anti flatulent and anti microbial properties... total antioxidant strength measured in terms of oxygen radical absorbency capacity... the ORAC of ginger root is 14840 µmol TE/100 g... this herb root only has 80 calories per 100 g and contains no cholesterol and it composes many essential nutrients and vitamins such as pyridoxine which is vitamin B 6...  pantothenic acid  which is vitamin B 5 that are required for optimum health.

This herb also contains a good amount of minerals like potassium... manganese... copper and magnesium. 


In medieval times people drank mead a fermented drink made from honey to promote sexing desire... in ancient Persia couples drank mead every day for a month known as the honey month which become what we now call the honeymoon after they married in order to get in the right frame of mind to consummate a successful marriage. 

Honey is rich in B vitamins which is needed for testosterone production as well as boron which helps the body metabolize and use estrogen and some studies have suggested that it may also enhance blood levels of testosterone.

The benefits of honey go beyond its great taste and as a great natural source of carbohydrates which provide strength and energy to our bodies... honey is known for its effectiveness in instantly boosting the performance... endurance and reduce muscle fatigue of athletes as its natural sugars play an important role in preventing fatigue during exercise which does include sexing...  the glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and gives an immediate energy boost while the fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy and it is known that honey has also been found to keep levels of blood sugar fairly constant compared to other types of sugar... so to experience these health benefits of honey here are a few tips for you...

1... Next time before you go for a workout or sexing... take a spoon of honey to enable you to go for the extra mile.

2... If you are feeling low and lethargic in the morning instead of reaching out for a can of carbonated energy drink... try honey... spread it on hot toast or replace the sugar in your tea with it for a refreshing surge of energy.


In ancient China people used licorice to enhance love and lust as the smell appears to be particularly stimulating. 

Alan R. Hirsch MD neurological director of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago... conducted a study that looked at how different smells stimulated sexing arousal and he found that the smell of black licorice increased the blood flow to the penis by 13 percent when combined with the smell of doughnuts that percentage jumped to 32.

I am afraid the benefits of licorice root have been overlooked because of widespread fear of the side effects of this medicinal herb and in one way... I am actually glad there is caution over the use of a licorice supplement as with careless use it would be possible to cause high blood pressure... sodium and water retention and low potassium levels.

Licorice supports the adrenal gland protecting it from stress and helping to maintain normal and not elevated or depressed levels of cortisol in the body... this can be a helpful addition to the treatment of someone with chronic fatigue.


Again in ancient China women prized nutmeg an aphrodisiac and researchers have found it to increase mating behaviours in mice... there is no evidence to prove the same happens in humans... in a large quantity nutmeg can produce a hallucinogenic effect.

Though nutmeg has been shown to have many health benefit in small doses and if you take to much it becomes highly toxic in the body once overdone... used in small dosages nutmeg can help lower blood pressure and sooth a stomach ache as well as stop diarrhoea and let me reiterate in low doses can help to detoxify the body. 

As an “essential oil” it is said to contain many healing powers and dangerous ones and can stimulate the brain relieving stress and revving up mental activity... do treat this spice with respect and yet do not be too wary of it as when used in the kitchen as called for in recipes... you are not likely to overdo it or even come close. 

Matoya Oysters...

Romans documented oysters as aphrodisiacs in the second century A.D and they are known to be high in zinc which has been associated with improving sexing potency in men and an additional hypothesis is that the oyster resembles the female genitals and recently mussels... clams and oysters have been found to contain D aspartic acid and NMDA... N methyl D aspartatecompounds may be effective in releasing sexing hormones like testosterone and estrogen yet Scientists have not determined whether there are enough of those compounds in the shellfish to make any difference.

A rich natural source of zinc oysters assist in maintaining a strong immune system... healing wounds... maintaining the senses of taste and smell and inhibiting the abnormal clotting that contributes to cardiovascular disease... oysters contain proteins that are high in tyrosine an amino acid that is used by the brain to help in regulating mood and adapting to stress.

Including oysters in your diet helps in maintaining collagen levels in the skin... this enables the skin to retain its elasticity and firmness and delay the onset of wrinkles as the high levels of calcium... iron and vitamin A in oysters assist in healthy being of the bones... blood and eyesight respectively. 

Oysters are low in fat... cholesterol and calories and can thus be enjoyed by everyone when consumed in moderationsince oysters are rich in amino acids they are known as aphrodisiacs for triggering increased levels of sexing hormones... testosterone and estrogen.


Papaya  like aniseed is estrogenic... meaning it has compounds that act as the female hormone estrogen and it has been used as a folk remedy in promoting menstruation and milk production... facilitating childbirth and increasing the female libido.

The papaya fruit is very low in calories just 39 calories/100 g and contains no cholesterol and is a rich source of phyto nutrients... minerals and vitamins... papayas contain soft easily digestible flesh with a good amount of soluble dietary fibre that helps to have normal bowel movements so  reducing constipation.

Papaya fruit is also rich in many essential B complex vitamins such as Frolic acid... pyridoxine which is vitamin B 6... riboflavin and thiamine which is vitamin B 1... these vitamins are essential in the sense that body requires them from external sources to replenish and play a vital role in metabolism.

Fresh papaya also contains a good amount of potassium... 257 mg per 100 g and calcium. 

Pine Nuts...

People have been using pine nuts to stimulate the libido since Medieval times and like oysters they too are high in zinc... pine nuts have been used for centuries to make up love potions... the Arabian medical scholar Galen recommended eating one hundred pine nuts before going to bed.

It may surprise you to learn that pine nuts can be a potent appetite suppressor... why? 

They are a good source of a polyunsaturated fat known as pinolenic acid and when you eat a handful of pine nuts the pinolenic acid stimulates the secretion of a hormone produced by the intestines known as CCK. 

CCK sends the signal to your brain that you are full which turns off your appetite... a single serving of the lowly pine nut can provide you with up to fourteen grams of protein per serving and depending upon the species pine nuts are anywhere from ten to thirty four percent protein... they are also an excellent source of fibre as well as vitamins E.. K and niacin and in terms of minerals they are an excellent source of magnesium and potassium which is important for maintaining a healthy heart and blood pressure.

Pine nuts are also high in antioxidants which help to protect the cells of your body from free radical damage... pine nut oil can also be bought at some natural food markets to help you deliver even more antioxidant power to your salads.

So you can eat REAL food and boost your sexing life in a healthy way!

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