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Have you always liked the idea of romance and food? You’re not the only one. Aphrodisiacs are named so after the ancient Greek Goddess of love and sensuality; Aphrodite. Combining food and seduction has long been on the menu beyond kitchen sex. Here’s six natural libido boosters that everyone can try, right now.

Oysters

We couldn’t overlook the classic aphrodisiac and king of the sea for their sexual influence. Oysters are packed with zinc, which is vital for testosterone production (both sexes need testosterone for a healthy sex drive). Oysters also improve dopamine levels which boost libido in men and women. If onomatopoeia paid lip service, literally, then swallowing a salty mouthful of oyster is about as poetic as sex gets.

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Avocado

It seems that nobody can get enough avocado on top, and here’s what makes our beloved avocado so insatiable. Avocados are loaded with minerals, monounsaturated fats, and vitamin B6—all of which help keep your energy and sex drive up.

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Nuts & Seeds

What’s not sexy about peanut butter? The trending super food that we’re all going nuts over measures up in the bedroom too. In particular, cashews and almonds are full of zinc, and walnuts are high in omega-3. The essential fatty acids found in omega-3 help foster a sexual response by raising dopamine levels in the brain that trigger arousal. They’re also important for energy, memory, mood and libido. Additionally, almonds act as a fertility aid – so if you’re trying for a junior cashew of your own, get munching.

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Chocolate

Chocolate (and coffee) are two of most well known foods responsible for their instantaneous ‘feel good’ effect. Both coffee and chocolate are rich in Methylxanthines, which communicates with adenosine receptors in the central nervous system, enhances arousal, mood and concentration levels. Unlike coffee, which is notoriously linked to adrenal failure with over consumption, cacao is enriched by theobromine which diminishes the drawbacks associated with methylxanthines consumption; insomnia and anxiety.

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Watermelon

Surprised that Watermelon made it into the most sexy list? Not only is the pink melon juicy and delicious it’s also been been labelled nature’s Viagra because it contains citrulline amino acid. Citrulline mimics the effect of viagra on the body by relaxing the blood vessels that increase sex drive.

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Jess Matthews

Jess Matthews is a writer with a uniquely hybrid style. Calling on her background of music journalism, lifestyle blogging and a professional interest in marketing and communications she’s become a subtle influence in the realm of relationship, self love and dating advice. Jess’ exhaustive search for a harmonious balance in life is ongoing and she enjoys yoga, and Aperol Spritz equally. Jess is currently undertaking studies to become a professional relationship coach.
You can read her personal forays into the world of self seduction, dating and love at JLM.

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