Whether you’re on the lookout for foods that boost your energy or aphrodisiacs in the traditional sense — foods that put you in the mood, so to speak — maintaining your sexual health by eating well is something that every adult should know how to do.
Now that’s summer, many of these foods are in abundance, which makes it really easy to incorporate these essential items into your diet.
From classic culprits (oysters, of course) to surprisingly simple boosters (salt, of all things), eating your way to a better sex life is remarkably easy. For the most part, doctors maintain that improving one’s libido is not about a few magically sexy foods, but about eating well for your level of activity.
Yet the power of aphrodisiacs — which the FDA would be quick to dispel — remains a significant factor in the psychology of sex. And since so much of the experience of intimacy depends on what’s running through our minds at the moment, we figured it was best not to mess with a good (mood) thing.
Although we can’t guarantee that every item listed here will knock your socks off, we do recommend you try them all, in the name of research.
As if you needed another reason to eat your fill of berries this summer, consider the effect they have on your sexual appetite. Raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries are all full of vitamins C and E, which make your skin softer to the touch. Blueberries can help prevent bloating and promote blood flow, two things you definitely want under control in the bedroom.
Thanks to the research of Dr. Max Lake, an Australian winemaker and surgeon, we now know that dried Champagne and a few select wines contain compounds similar to human pheromones — the chemicals found in our sweat and other bodily fluids that are believed to produce a response from a potential mate.