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19 Aphrodisiac Foods Proven to Spark Romance

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    Oysters
    One of the most notorious aphrodisiacs, oysters are high in zinc and have a reputation for being great for love and fertility. Please or Register to view links that oysters contain amino acids that trigger production of hormones.




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    Chili Peppers
    This invigorating spice has an exotic reputation and a bright red color, which could be why it's considered an aphrodisiac and a symbol of love. But there's scientific backing, too. Chili peppers stimulate endorphins (the brain's feel good chemicals), speed up heart rate and make you sweat, which all mimic how you feel when you're aroused, Dr. Meryl S. Rosofsky Please or Register to view links.




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    Avocado
    It could be the sensuous pear shape, or the rich flavor of the fruit that gave avocado its aphrodisiac reputation as far back as the Aztecs. And while the jury is still out on just how lust-ful avocados are, Barbara Klein, professor of food and nutrition at the University of Illinois, Please or Register to view links that the fruit's high levels of vitamin E could help keep the spark alive because of its role in maintaining "youthful vigor and energy level."




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    Chocolate
    Chocolate is sensual, from its taste to its aroma, but dark chocolate has also been shown to Please or Register to view links, which induces feelings of pleasure.




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    Bananas
    With its phallic shape, bananas already look like a feel-good food; but they also contain bromelain, an enzyme which Please or Register to view links triggers testosterone production, and the fruit's potassium and vitamin B elevate energy levels.




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    Honey
    Honey is made through pollination and is a symbol of procreation. Birds and bees ring a bell? In fact, the word 'honeymoon' got its name from mead, an alcoholic beverage made from honey given to the happy new bride and groom. It also contains Please or Register to view links, which helps Please or Register to view links levels and provides a Please or Register to view links.




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    Coffee
    The caffeine in coffee is a stimulant that ups the heart rate and makes the blood flow. Please or Register to view links and published in the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior suggested that coffee could put women in the mood for .




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    Watermelon
    According to Please or Register to view links, this 'lycopene king' may have a Viagra-like effect on the body, as it relaxes blood vessels and improves circulation.




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    Pine Nuts
    High in energizing zinc, which has been Please or Register to view links, pine nuts are also considered aphrodisiacs because of the effort required to procure these oily gems from pine cones. Make a pesto with pine nuts, basil and olive oil, which Please or Register to view links also helps performance down there.




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    Arugula
    According to gourmetsleuth.com, this peppery plant has been documented as an aphrodisiac since the first century A.D. The minerals and antioxidants found in dark leafy greens like arugula have also been proven to block environmental contaminates that could negatively harm libido, Please or Register to view links, a medical journalist, author and physician.




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    Olive oil
    Packed with antioxidants, olives and their oil have been used for centuries for health. The Greeks believed they made men more virile as well. Olive oil is a good source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are critical for a healthy heart, blood flow and hormone production, Please or Register to view links, of the World Association of Sexology.




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    Figs
    Used by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, the fig paradoxically symbolizes both sexuality (the ripe fruit with seeds representing fertility) and modesty (the fig leaf). They are full of potassium and are an antioxidant powerhouse.




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    Strawberries
    Feed them to each other for a healthy, vitamin C-packed dessert that Please or Register to view links to all regions of the body.




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    Artichokes
    This veggie's aphrodisiac reputation comes Please or Register to view links and the intimacy of eating it with another, pulling off the leaves to reach the center. But it is packed with vitamins and antioxidants, which are critical to proper body function and blood flow.




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    Chai Tea
    Skip the coffee after dinner and reach for a cup of chai tea. The typical spices in this brew-ginger, cloves and cinnamon-will Please or Register to view linksbut the caffeine effect is less so you'll still be able to drift off to sleep after your meal.




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    Pomegranate
    These bright gems enclosed in a thick rose husk are filled with antioxidants which Please or Register to view links. One study by Please or Register to view links that pomegranate juice had a positive effect on erectile dysfunction.







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    Cherries
    This superfruit is packed with feel-good vitamins (A, C, and E), potassium, magnesium, folate, iron, and more. It also has melatonin, an antioxidant to help regulate your heart.




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    Pumpkin seeds
    Please or Register to view links are high in magnesium--156 mg in just an ounce! Please or Register to view links, magnesium helps raise testosterone levels by making sure more enters the blood stream.




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    Whipped Cream
    Decadent yet light as air, it just isn't dessert without this rich topping. While there's no evidence that whipped cream will boost libido, it's sure to put you in the mood.
     
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