We all know that a healthy love life helps us to feel more connected and content in our relationships but did you know that making love at least once a week could help your physical health too? New research (1) suggests that an active love life can not only improve sleep, lower blood pressure and relieve stress but it could even help you live longer. If you or your partner have been feeling a little lacklustre in the bedroom lately, don’t fret! You might not have to go too much further than your kitchen to find a solution.
The word aphrodisiac comes from the name of the ancient Greek goddess of love and fertility herself, Aphrodite and people have linking food with libido for milenia. Hippocrates was recommending lentils for virility as far back as 460 B.C. and later, the Roman physician Galen wrote that “windy” foods, meaning foods that caused his patients to pass gas, could help with erectile dysfunction! We’re pretty sure that your significant other might have some objections to following Galen’s last bit of advice but if you look back far enough, almost every food has been used as an aphrodisiac at some point in history.
It can be hard to figure out the truth behind these culinary claims so we’ve done the work for you and put together a list of 5 all natural aphrodisiac foods to get you in the mood, including Pure Vitality supplements Vigor for Him & Vigor for Her, which have been specially formulated to get your motor running and your love life back on track.
It has been said that Cleopatra, the ancient and famously beautiful Queen of the Nile would bathe in saffron infused milk before seeing a suitor. While we don’t recommend filling your bathtub with mare’s milk just yet, she may have been onto something with Saffron. Research (2) shows that this bright red spice may boost arousal in both men and women and stimulate blood flow to the sexual organs. We would suggest finding some delicious recipes that traditionally use saffron, like paella, curry and saffron bread rather than adding it to your bathwater!
Oysters have long been associated with love and romance and aside from being delicious they are also high in zinc which enables testosterone production in the body, helping with things like erectile dysfunction. They also contain certain amino acids which may aid in the production of sex hormones in both men and women. So, take your honey out for a candlelit dinner and share a plate of oysters Rockefeller or stay in and make an oyster stew together to get you in the mood.
If you aren’t gifted in the kitchen, or just don’t have the time to research recipes, you could benefit from a natural supplement that’s been formulated by experts to stimulate your libido and improve your sex drive. Try Pure Vitality Vigor for Him and Vigor for Her. These expertly curated supplements include ingredients like maca root extract and tribulus terrestris. Maca root has been used as a sexual stimulant in South America for centuries and several studies (3) show that in could indeed increase libido. Tribulus terrestris has also been shown to enhance testosterone levels in men. Let the specialists do the research for you and receive the benefits of multiple herbs and natural remedies in one simple daily tablet, formulated to meet the different nutritional and biological requirements for men and women.
Ginseng is a plant with fleshy roots that looks similar to ginger. It has been used for centuries to help patients increase their energy levels and sharpen their cognitive function and modern research suggests that the chemical components found in ginseng (ginsenosides) could be responsible for its clinical potential. One Korean study (4) on erectile dysfunction showed that up to 60% of patients who took the herb saw improvements in their symptoms and both the American and Asian varieties of the plant have been found to enhance libido (5). So brew up a pot of ginseng tea for two and spend an evening snuggling with your sweetheart.
If you’ve ever gotten a heart-shaped box of chocolates for valentine’s day, or shared a slice of after dinner chocolate cake then you know from experience how delicious it can be to indulge in a shared sugar rush. It’s not just the sugar in chocolate that feels so good however. Chocolate contains a the feel-good stimulant phenethylamine which is also released our brains when we fall in love. So, if it’s been a while since you’ve felt butterflies in your stomach, reconnect over a box of dark chocolate. Don’t feel guilty about the sugar, in this case it’s medicinal, we promise.
Remember, a healthy love life is important to keep both your emotional and physical health in great shape. If the grind of daily life has you needing to reconnect with your partner, try these delicious and natural foods to get your heart racing and your blood pumping. Don’t forget to add libido enhancing supplements Pure Vitality Vigor for Him and Vigor for Her for a comprehensive blend of herbs and natural remedies designed by experts to help you both get back in the mood for love.
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