Studies show that certain vitamins and minerals can boost hormone levels, increase nerve sensitivity, and make sex sizzle in all sorts of subtle yet noticeable ways. The next time you’re wondering why you’re feeling so amorous over dinner, see if one of these foods may be to blame…and maybe you’ll want to give it a permanent spot on your grocery list. Bon appétit!
Sure, these plump, cute little berries are pretty sexy-looking already. But on top of that, they contain antioxidants and improve circulation, which up your chances of having a hot- blooded encounter.
Hard-boiled, scrambled, sunny-side up, down, or sideways, eggs are full of vitamin B6, which help your body balance hormone levels and cope with stress. Is your psycho boss or mother-in-law cramping your lovemaking mojo? Order an omelet to set things right, or try other foods that are rich in B6 (spinach, carrots, peas, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, or fish).
Carnivores rejoice! Beef and dark-meat poultry can help curb the body’s production of prolactin, a hormone that at high levels can dampen your doing-it drive. Don’t worry, veggie lovers, you can get the same passion-pumping perks from brown rice, whole-grain bread, leafy green vegetables, and crumbly cheeses like Cheshire or Lancashire.
Granted, your breath is a veritable weapon of mass destruction for hours afterward, but get past that minor downside, and this pungent seasoning will spice up your sex life by dilating blood vessels and improving circulation throughout your nether regions.
There’s a reason this cocoa confection is the drug of choice for the majority of womankind. It contains a compound called methylxanthine, which triggers the release of dopamine in the body. This, in turn, can leave you woozy with pleasure and make you melt in his arms.
Foods high in vitamin C don’t just fight colds, they also may prompt a tumble or two. That’s because vitamin C ups your body’s levels of oxytocin, a hormone that encourages you to bond in the most straightforward way we humans know — by cuddling.
This breakfast cereal might not look sexy, but studies show that oats increase testosterone levels in your blood (morning sex, anyone?).
Whether you take it in tea or on top of your sushi, this Eastern relish revs your metabolism, which can get your whole body humming with renewed sexual energy.