The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach – especially if we’re looking for the sexy way! And not just men. Women too love their sexy foods. Throughout history, certain foods have been valued as aphrodisiacs, sexual stimulants. What makes a food sexy? It could be the looks (think oysters or asparagus). It could be the nutritional components (zinc and boron). Or the smell or the feel or the texture. Truth is we may not know what is fiction or what is fact, but we do know that certain foods are just downright sexy!
Let’s take oysters, for example. Most everyone has heard legends of oysters being aphrodisiacs. Oysters look sexy, don’t they? And most sexual stirrings start in the mind with a mere suggestion of what might be coming next. So oysters are sexually suggestive. So are asparagus to some people. Shapes and colors trigger a certain feeling, in the case of aphrodisiacal foods, that’s sex!
But oysters (and asparagus) aren’t just pretty porn pictures; they’re full of nutritional components that are connected to sex. Oysters are full of zinc, and zinc is the mineral most responsible for maintaining adequate levels of progesterone and testosterone, which can increase libido. Men with zinc deficiency have a tendency to be impotent. So why not eat a few oysters? Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love, rose up from the sea on a giant oyster shell and gave birth to Eros, the God of erotic love. Rise up with oysters! And the legendary lover Casanova supposedly got up every morning and ate 50 oysters before visiting the lover of the day.
Beets, believe it or not, are also very sexy to some. For centuries, picture of beets have been the secret symbol of brothels, including the official brothel of Pompeii which remains standing now, long after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius! During World War II, Field Marshall Montgomery sent his soldiers off to rest and relax and take pleasure in the beetroot fields (the brothels).
Why beets? Beets contain a high concentration of boron, a mineral directly related to the production of sex hormones These scarlet sex foods are chock full of nitrates and potassium which dilate the veins and arteries, increasing blood flow to the heart, as well as to the male genitals. And the nitrates are responsible for increasing a person’s stamina and energy and allowing you to exercise longer and harder!!
Asparagus and bananas have a sexy shape. Figs are provocative. Nuts, especially walnuts, are being used in Kuala Lumpur to create a Viagra-like product called N-Hanz. In ancient Iran (Persia), it was traditional for newly married couples to drink liquor made from honey for one month after the wedding while they “got to know each other” – hence the term, “Honeymoon.” Chocolate – well, just give a woman chocolate and see how much she’ll love you. (Read all about chocolate for natural beauty and natural health at C is for Chocolate – Eat it, Drink It, Smear It on Your Face!)
So — sex and food, a powerful combination. Whether it be the look, feel, smell, taste, or even the sound of something sexy being slurped – go for it. Next time you’re feeling seductive and sexy, swallow some sexy food!