Valentine’s Day is coming up—how are you celebrating it?
Will you take a romantic walk through the park? Or maybe make reservations for an expensive and classy restaurant?
To prepare yourself for this holiday, here are some healthy foods to spice up your sex life. Let’s take a look through the FoodsForBetterHealth kitchen to discover the foods best suited for the bedroom.
People regularly celebrate Valentine’s Day with chocolate-covered strawberries, and although they are effective aphrodisiacs, here are a few other sexy and saucy foods to eat before you take this holiday to the bedroom.
1. Nuts and Seeds
Have some seeds and nuts before…well, everything! Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds all contain zinc, helping to balance your mood and it also keeps your immune system strong. Flaxseeds and walnuts are both excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Walnuts also help with blood flow because they contain high levels of the amino acid arginine. Pumpkin seeds can also be blended into a pesto for a great romantic pasta dish.
Eating citrus-tasting foods like pineapple six to eight hours before your sexual experience will help things taste a little sweeter. The sweet taste might come from the sweet tasting vitamin C, containing 39.8% of your daily value intake in one cup of pineapples. Vitamin C keeps sexual organs in great condition by blocking free radicals from your body’s cells.
Pineapples also contain some zinc and their essential fatty acids combat any fatigue you may be feeling before hand. If you want to control your waist line, pineapples only contain 76 calories per cup.
Instead of shooting you with an arrow, Cupid should just give you a plate of oysters before you get at it. Oysters are known as the natural Viagra, but they also help women. The American Chemical Society research has shown that oysters, clams, and scallops contain testosterone- and estrogen-boosting compounds. The dopamine hormone also raises the libido as well. When your hormone levels are raised, your sexual desire is increased as well.
Oysters also contain omega-3 fatty acids, which help for concentration. For adding blood flow to both male and female genitalia, the oyster’s zinc will do the trick. Instead of oysters, lobster and crab also have the same zinc benefits.
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