It’s the month of love and you will be enjoying a romantic evening out with your beloved. Instead of heading to an exotic club for some song and dance, why not choose a healthier alternative: the supermarket?
As they say, we are what we eat. The smartest people know that the easiest way to a person’s heart is through his or her stomach. Eating aside, cooking together is also a relaxing and sensual way to bond!
Try these love foods to fire up your bedroom activities this month:
The term ‘honeymoon’ was derived from a customary drink made from honey that was taken by newlyweds in medieval times at Northern Europe. Rich in Vitamin B and natural sugars that provide energy, honey is also mentioned in the Kamasutra as a sensual food.
Rich in essential fatty acids and zinc, pumpkin seeds helps in production of testosterone and estrogen.
High in energy-boosting Vitamin B, potassium and a particular enzyme known as bromelain that are vital for sex hormone production.
Known to boost a hormone called androsterone which triggers a kind of sweat production in men that apparently women find appealing.
Rich in essential fatty acids that help regulate the production of male sex hormones.
Referred to as the ‘testicle tree’ by the Aztecs because the fruits hang in pairs, resembling the human testicles. High in folic acid, potassium, vitamin B and zinc which help boost reproductive health.
Known to be high in libido-boosting Vitamin E and folate, a type of Vitamin B that increase hormone production.
Contains capsaicin, the spicy element that triggers the release of endorphins, the feel-good hormone. Capsaicin also raises your heart rate and stimulates nerve endings.
Increases blood circulation, stimulates the sex drive and boosts fertility. The scent of basil is also useful as aromatherapy, so much so that there is a belief stating Mediterranean prostitutes used basil oil to attract customers.
This nice aromatic spice that is commonly used in cooking is also used as Ayurvedic treatment for impotence.
High in amino acids that help increase libido and boost sexual stamina.
High in allicin, an anti-fungal substance that improves blood flow to the reproductive organs. Take note however- garlic only releases allicin when it is chopped, which means you should avoid whole garlic.
High in zinc which helps in sperm production and boosts sexual drive. Also contains dopamine, a libido-boosting hormone.
High in Vitamin , the sex vitamin that enhance testosterone production.
The humble egg is rich in Vitamin E which balances hormone levels and reduces stress, creating better mood and enhancing libido.
A good source of Vitamin B and Omega-3 fatty acids which boost blood circulation and improve the nervous system.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away but it also sexual stimulates to keep you frisky in the night.
Rich in antioxidants and phenylethylamine, a kind of chemical produced in the brain when a person is in love. Eating dark chocolate also produces serotonin, a hormone released in the body when we are happy or passionate.
Mutton is long known to enhance libido as well as energy, making it a popular food choice in countries where polygamy is legal.
Rich in citrulline, a kind of amino acid that improves blood circulation and relaxes blood vessels.
Soy products are potent phytoestrogens that is believed to drive desire in ageing women. (To be taken with caution for women with previous history of breast cancer)
The proverbial tongkat ali, kacip fatimah, ginseng or tong kuai are herbs that have been used for centuries to promote libido. The good news is that they are now easily available as instant pre-mixed teas or drinks.
The King Of Fruits is believed to warm the blood and increase sexual desire.