Flickr – Jameson FinkOysters have long been the centerpiece of foods that get you into certain moods. While some say it is a myth, oysters are actually full of zinc which elevates testosterone while also boosting a growth factor hormone. This has been shown to boost performance in all areas.
Flickr – thebittenword.comMuch like oysters, the pine nuts in pesto are full of zinc which has been shown to boost your sex drive. You just might want to brush your teeth after!
Flickr – Veganbaking.netIf you find yourself on a ginger tinder date, you’re in luck! Ginger has been found to increase blood flow and improve artery health. Since sushi is always a popular date spot, go extra on the ginger and get the blood moving!
Flickr – B BalajiIt’s common knowledge that bananas are high in potassium, but that actually helps counter effects of foods high in sodium. That sluggish feeling you have after salty foods can diminish blood flow to all parts of the body but also make you bloated and under perform.
Flickr – Marco VerchFish oil is drowning in omega-3 fatty acids which not only benefits your heart, but also raises dopamine levels in your brain. This increase in circulation and blood flow can make you easily aroused. Now you have a legitimate reason to order a filet-o-fish at McDonalds.
Flickr – Zacharias KorsalkaThe organic Red Bull of the morning aka ‘coffee’ contains a stimulant that has been shown to put women “in the mood.” That after dinner coffee may keep you up, but you may be up all night to get lucky.
Watermelon contains a chemical called lycopene, which rivals Viagra in its ability to relax blood vessels and improve circulation to all parts of the body.
According to the Journal of Sexual Medicine, a study found that women that had one to two glasses of red wine had heightened sexual desire compared to those who had none. It has also shown to calm any pre-date jitters. Just make sure to pace yourself, those that had more than two were shown to slow the effects.
Flickr – Matt BarberAlthough after having a big ol’ steak you may feel sluggish and wiped out, there is actually a long term benefit when those effects wear off. One reason many people feel tired or in a low mood is because of an iron deficiency. After having a steak (and a nap), your iron levels will boost and leave you feeling more alert and in the mood.
12Flickr – PIVISOPistachios, peanuts, and walnuts all contain the amino acid L-arginine, which is one of the building blocks of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a naturally-occurring gas that helps guys maintain their erections. So… go nuts!