Although oysters are aphrodisiacs there are less exotic everyday foods that have aphrodisiac qualities.
Peru’s ‘natural Viagra’ Maca, the Incan root that is made into a popular Tea, is thought to increase energy, stamina, fertility, and libido. Maca roots are rich in magnesium and fiber which are good for improving stamina and well-being.
Pumpkin has potassium, magnesium, which help calm nerves and muscles and is high in fiber.
Celery has androstenone which is a male pheromone that women can find attractive in men.
Garlic is high in allicin which increases blood flow and overall cardiovascular wellness.
Pine nuts contain healthy oils and phytochemicals that promote overall health.
Ginseng affects the central nervous system altering hormones in the process.
Saffron dates back to Cleopatra, who bathed in saffron-infused milk for its aphrodisiac qualities. Saffron helps increase sperm motility in infertile men.
Hot chilies stimulate nerve endings on the tongue, which releases epinephrine (adrenaline), the chemical that increases your heart rate and releases endorphins, natural opiates found in your body.
Figs have amino acids that boost sexual stamina and increase libido.
Asparagus has potassium linked to sex hormone production.
Avocados have folic acid, vitamin B9 which provides the body with more energy, and Vitamin B6 which helps increase testosterone production.
Bananas have high levels of potassium, riboflavin, and Vitamin B2 which keeps your energy levels up.
Chocolate contains phenylethylamine a stimulant that elicits excitement.
Oysters have tons of zinc minerals important in the production of testosterone and sperm production and contain dopamine, a brain chemical that increases desire.
Pomegranates contain antioxidants that decrease inflammation and plaque building in your arteries and help deliver more blood flow to all areas of your body including your genitals.
Red wine has resveratrol is an antioxidant that helps decrease inflammation and helps your blood pumping.
Salmon is high in Omega3 fatty acids and helps your libido by supplying the building blocks for the production of estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone.
Almonds/ Walnuts has Omega-3
Vanilla has a calming effect.
Watermelon has high citrulline, a phytonutrient, which increases blood flow, blood vessel relaxation, and sexual arousal.
Honey has Nitric oxide which helps open up blood vessels in creating erection and clitoral engorgement.
Coffee has caffeine which increases stamina and can elevate mood with dopamine levels in the brain that increases desire and pleasure.
Strawberries have Vitamin C helps in the production of sex hormones and chemical neurotransmitters in the brain to increase libido, Vitamin C helps your immune system up.
Cherries have potassium and Vitamin C, antioxidants that reduce inflammation and help maintain a healthy sex drive.