Food in the Mood: 5 Fun Aphrodisiacs
I’m sure at some point in each of our lives, we giggled inappropriately at the appearance of a food product. Maybe it was that Popsicle that looked a little too phallic, or the kiwi in the produce department that looked hilariously like testicles. But in reality, there are certain foods that are linked to our sex drives and get our motors running, and as a dedicated culinary student, I have made it my mission to find some of the best.
1.) Booze – While not exactly an aphrodisiac, alcohol is responsible for more than it’s fair share of one-night stands and awkward mornings. Booze lowers your inhibitions and makes you more likely to make spontaneous decisions.
2.) Chocolate – On top of the sensuality of chocolate syrup or boxed candy, chocolate contains theobromine, similar to caffeine, to keep that fire burning longer.
3.) Pineapple - Although pineapple isn’t a the sexiest food, it’s been used as a natural treatment for impotence, and eating enough of it can sweeten your guy’s “taste.” Why? Fruits like pineapple and citrus have both natural sugar and are acidic, which alters your body’s pH, changing your man’s alkaline-based juices (alkaline gives it it’s salty flavor) to something more neutral. And you thought chemistry was boring!
4.) Fennel - Fennel is a source of plant estrogen, and extracts of it has been used as ingredients in natural libido-enhancing remedies. It’s licorice-y flavor is yummy both raw and cooked, so this veggie is almost as versatile as…well, you know.
5.) Pumpkin Pie – Pumpkin pie is loaded with sex-drive enhancing ingredients. Cinnamon can increase your man’s blood flow down there up to 40%, and the scent of pumpkin pie can be a comforting and homey. Bonus: Pumpkin seeds are a great source of zinc, and aid in potency and preventing prostate issues later in life.
Honorable Mention: Oysters – Oysters have been considered one of the biggest aphrodisiacs of all time, but they don’t contain any chemicals that actually contribute to your sex drive. A lot of it lies in the belief that it looks like ladyparts, but I for one don’t see the resemblance.