When it comes to spicing up your sex life introducing toys and aphrodisiacs is a sure fire way to get things moving, natural aphrodisiacs is an exciting way to combine 2 of our favourite things – sexual pleasure and food! We have covered this topic before, discussing the best natural aphrodisiacs and you can read […]
But one thing many people don’t talk about is the health benefits, and why natural aphrodisiacs are so good for you. We are here to uncover all the things they DONT tell you about aphrodisiacs.
Here is a brief history on our love and relationship with aphrodisiacs over years.
Let’s take it wayyy back to the 17th century. You see, Oysters were considered as an aphrodisiac quite early on. We can find a note about oysters in Felix Platter’s A Golden Practice of Physick (1664) as a food that solved sexual problems such as ‘defect, or want of copulation’. Nowadays, we would probably call it erectile dysfunction. Aphrodisiacs were said to not only boost the libido but they also made men and women more fertile. Moreover, they were treated as a wondrous and magical food. That is why they were used in love potions and as a result, many aphrodisiacs were banned – mint, cinnamon, ginger, pepper, saffron, and vanilla were forbidden during medieval times. Can you believe it?
What is an aphrodisiac?
An aphrodisiac is a natural substance that increases your libido. Aphrodisiacs can help people with fertility issues as well as erectile dysfunction.
So what aren’t they telling us?
Zinc is necessary for healthy growth and development, makes your body and immune system stronger and promotes healing. Oysters contain the largest amount of zinc found naturally in any food.
Oysters take care of your heart health because of omega – 3 fatty acids, potassium, vitamin A, E, and C, iron, calcium, selenium, vitamin B12, and magnesium. The fatty oils, vitamins and minerals reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and problems with blood pressure and high cholesterol level. Moreover, oysters are said to be the number one aphrodisiac. Oysters are full of amino acids that increase levels of sex hormones. High zinc level triggers the production of testosterone.
As we know, seafood is the best protein source ever. Oysters are low in calories and fat so they also help with losing weight! This kind of protein source improves your energy levels.
TIP: May, June, July and August are the months of spawning. It means that the water is warmer and it affects the taste of oysters. Oysters taste the best from cold water.
Even their shaft-like shape and appearance shows us that this is a veggie that will boost your libido. Asparagus is a good source of nutrients needed for optimizing hormone production. This vegetable is also full of vitamin E that is essential for hormone production and makes your skin look amazing and glow. Asparagus is also the source of steroid glycosides that promote hormones affecting reproduction that is why our libido is boosted! Fibre makes you feel full. Additionally, we can also find foliate in asparagus that is crucial for female reproductive health and the quality of sperm in men.
These nuts are rich in protein, fibre and healthy fats and that is why we feel fulfilled after eating them. Pistachios have many health benefits including helping lower blood pressure, control weight and reduce the risk of heart disease. But the most important benefit from the nuts is that they help reduce symptoms of erectile dysfunction. Eating some pistachio nuts every day will increase blood flow to your penis giving you stronger erections. Thanks to the ability of pistachios to optimize blood cholesterol level and stimulate better blood in your body. If you would like to view our range of erection enhancing penis pumps click here.
Saffron is a spice that comes from the heart of the crocus flower. The spice is used everywhere – in the kitchen, tea, bath additive, or in paste form. Saffron is known as a one of the best aphrodisiacs in the world because not only does it help with your body but also your mind. First of all, saffron is good for those who suffer from depression. It makes you feel calm and positive. When our mind state improves – our sleep is better, we all know the importance of sleep. Saffron really helps people when they struggle with sleeping and can assist in optimizing your blood pressure and arterial pressure. Saffron is also a remedy for an uneasy digestive system and increases antioxidant levels. Why does saffron improve our libido? This magical spice boosts your immune system and makes you feel stronger, relieves any pain and reduces stress that is why your libido is boosted. Saffron also tastes very good so feel free and add it to your dishes!
Ginger is very popular among those who suffer from digestive problems. Ginger is full of magnesium and potassium that helps your stomach to digest better. Ginger warms you up, not only during cold days but also improves circulation to hands, feet and, of course, the penis… Ginger has been known as an aphrodisiac for centuries because of its anti-inflammatory effect. Ginger smells fresh, stimulates our senses and this is what increases its properties as a natural aphrodisiac. Just add a spoon of ginger powder to your tea or food and you will see the difference. Additionally, ginger burns unnecessary fat from your body. It boosts metabolism and warms up your body. To be honest, ginger is better than any energy drink, and healthier for you too!
Coconut looks very exotic but the best bit is hidden inside. Coconut water contains the same level of electrolytes as our blood. It means that it improves blood circulation (also in sex organs) that is why it boosts our sex drive and our heart works better (coconut water reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels). What is worth mentioning, coconut water is a good source of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, manganese, sodium and calcium. Also, coconut water is full of antioxidants that protect your cells from free radicals. You can drink it, add it to your food and use it as a skin tonic. Amazing!