Everyone hears about the stimulating effects of those foods known as aphrodisiacs. Chocolate, oysters and many other foods have been to have such properties, but recent research suggests that there are plenty of fruits that have the same effects. From creamy avocados to juicy watermelon there’s a huge array of flirty fruits for you to enjoy!
Avocado is now reckoned to be among the top ranking aphrodisiacal fruits. You might think it’s due to the smooth, creamy texture or sensually curved shape, but in fact scientists think it has more to do with the high concentration of vitamin E. This vitamin helps you to keep the spark alive for longer than just a few hours as it energizes the body. Vitamin E also keeps your skin youthful, which can only help in the long run!
Not surprising at all, considering the decidedly phallic shape of the fruit, bananas are actually the ultimate aphrodisiacal fruit. This superfruit is rich in bromelain, potassium and vitamin B. Bromelain is a testosterone producing enzyme that is key to maintaining a healthy male libido whereas the potassium and vitamin B help with preventing muscle cramps and keeping energy up.
The heart-shaped silhouette, passionate red colouring and numerous links to romantic evenings found in pretty much every rom-com known to man make this one seem obvious. But did you know that the Romans believed that strawberries caused an increase in libido? Well they did, and we now know that this vitamin C packed fruit does indeed aid your love-life by increasing blood flow to the all-important areas of the body.
The fig is most commonly known to many in the west for its role in the stories of Adam and Eve, but this fleshy fruit has so much more to it than meets the eye. The fig is full to the brim with antioxidants and potassium; two elements which are absolutely key to the lovemaking process.
Watermelon, believe it or not, has a Viagra-like effect on the body due to the high levels of phytonutrient citrulline found in the flesh of the fruit. This nutrient causes your body’s natural levels of nitric oxide to rise thereby increasing circulation and aiding relaxation.
Pomegranates are known for their role in the story of Persephone; this Greek Goddess lived only on the seeds of this fruit while she escaped from the underworld, but they have another secret. The antioxidants in this fruit support a healthy blood supply to the male parts.