So we all know the saying, you are what you eat, because what you eat directly influences your body and what its capable of. And when you begin a new relationship, its more important than ever to make sure your food choices have a positive effect on your life. This is because the food you consume can have a direct impact on your sex life, affecting your energy and stress levels as well as your hormones and brain chemistry. So, the team here at Dateinadash have compiled a list of some of the top aphrodisiacs to get you in the mood and help you when you need it the most!
Now we all can be the see the naughty side of a nice ripe banana with its phallic shape but they really are a feel good food, too! Containing bromelain, an enzyme which triggers testosterone production, a bananas vitamin B, magnesium and potassium contents elevate energy levels and enhance the male libido, which are great when you are looking to impress a new partner.
From its scrummy taste to its gorgeous aroma, chocolate is a firm favourite with many but dark chocolate especially has been shown to cause a significant spike in dopamine, which induces feelings of ecstasy and pleasure which nobody is going to say no to!
Known as the king of aphrodisiacs, chocolate contains a wealth of compounds including the feel good chemical, ananamide and phenyl ethylamine, the love chemical which brings on feelings of attraction, excitement and releases dopamine in the pleasure centres of the brain. Now when you say you LOVE chocolate, its clear to see why, so why not kick back, relax and enjoy the taste (and benefits) of those little silky tasty squares!
Said to boost your immune system due to its high levels of folic acid, avocados boast a tasty rich flavour and a sensuous pear shape which clearly shows why it is associated with sexuality. The ancient Aztecs called avocados testicle trees due to the fact these delicious fruits hung in pears on tress and resemble gentlemens private parts! Some food nutritionists believe that avocados can help keep the spark alive because of its role in maintaining energy levels and a youthful vigour, which is always a nice thought, isnt it? Young, free and enjoying the company of your new love interest with a little help of this tasty fruit. Perfect, wed say!
Mentioned in the Bible (Adam and Eve supposedly wore fig leaves to cover their private areas), figs have long been thought of as an arousing stimulant. Steeped in history and thought of as one of the worlds oldest recorded fruits, figs were very popular with Egyptian queen, Cleopatra and have been associated with fertility and love ever since.
And if you look more closely at the fruit itself it could be seen to paradoxically symbolise both sexuality, with the ripe fruit and seeds representing fertility, and modesty with the fig leaf itself. But these little fruit are also full to the brim with potassium and are an antioxidant powerhouse which is just perfect when you are beginning to embark on a new relationship. Its a win, win situation wed say!
Probably the food most associated with being an aphrodisiac, oysters have a reputation for increasing sexual desire and most people are aware of their impact when you try them. With huge zinc contents, oysters help increase libido and produce sperm, which is fantastic for those wanting a little help along the way. And for a romantic meal, why not try raw oysters and a glass of ice cold Champagne to get you in the mood for love!?
Sweet, sticky honey is a fantastic source of boron, a mineral that helps the body metabolize the female sex hormone, oestrogen with studies showing that this mineral could also enhance testosterone levels in the blood which is fantastic news for everyone. This hormone is responsible for helping both men and women reach orgasm and increasing peoples sex drive, and helps provide a natural energy boost to give you a spring in your step (and in the bedroom, too) if you are lucky!
Nicholas Culpepper, a 17th century English herbalist believed that little spears of asparagus stirred up lust in both men and women and this hasnt seemed to change much over the years. Soon to be brides were served three whole courses of the vegetable at their prenuptial dinners in 19th century France and it still holds high regards now in the 21st century when it comes to matters of the heart! But why does asparagus have such a reputation when it comes to natural aphrodisiacs?
Its clear to see when you look a little closer; asparagus is a fantastic natural source of fibre, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, thiamine and folic acid, with the latter said to boost histamine production. Histamine has the ability to enhance levels of excitement and reach orgasm in both men and women which is great news for those wanting to get freaky between the sheets.
So, there you have it, the top seven foods thatll get you in the mood, no questions asked as per the team here at Dateinadash, Londons best speed dating hosts.
Well patiently wait for you to let us all know just how true the foods really are when it comes to matter of the heart, so its over you guys and girls of the city now!