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Aphrodisiac Foods Do Increase Libido!

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It’s true. Aphrodisiac foods increase sexual desire in multiple ways.

Are you wondering what is an aphrodisiac? How do they make the aphrodisiac list?Are these particular foods/herbs scientifically proven?

YES AND NO!

What we eat affects most major bodily functions. What we consume depicts how we feel. The ol’ saying, “You are what you eat,” is a great quote that has truth to it.

Do you feel like having sex after eating fast food? Do you have energy after a McRib sandwich? Probably not. Heavy meals = heavy body. Heavy body = low energy. It is math.

Let’s look at another food scenario…

You finish your stuffed Quinoa avocado and feel light,full of energy, and sexy. Sex? Yup! You will actually find yourself anticipating meeting your lover after work or after dinner.

Sorry, I get side tracked. I haven’t answered any of the above questions for you.

What is an aphrodisiac? It is any substance that increases desire.

Do aphrodisiacs really work? YES!! The aphrodisiac food list is full of yummy foods that are chalked full of vitamins and minerals. In order for us to have a healthy libido, vitamins and minerals are essential.

Are Libido foods scientifically proven? Some! For instance, celery contains plant estrogens. Oysters have aforementioned amino acids that raise sex hormones. Eggs, almonds, and shrimp are full of zinc and omega 3’s. Paramount for a healthy libido. There are even specific foods for male libido!

 

Aphrodisiac Recipes

Food has been a sex life saver. We have cooked, set the mood, and eaten our way to better sex. I will admit. Most of the aphrodisiac effect is the environment that surrounds the food. It’s also about feeling good and filling our bodies with good stuff. It all works together!

So, here are our favorites. My husband helps in the kitchen. It can be a form of foreplay; you know. So cook, set the proper mood, eat, and AHUM!!!!!


Aphrodisiac Drinks

Indulge all of senses with these aphrodisiac drinks! Drink, sip, and be merry. Pair them with your favorite aphrodisiac foods and enjoy the effects of the drinks!


Chocolate Aphrodisiac Recipes

These chocolate aphrodisiac recipes are finger licking good. Who doesn’t love chocolate for dessert? Now you have a great excuse to indulge your senses in a chocolaty treat!


Aphrodisiac Salad Recipes

These aphrodisiac salad recipes are easy to fix and light to eat. It’s important to keep your aphrodisiac meal light. Heavy meals zap energy and make you feel bloated and gross. So indulge in these light aphrodisiac salad recipes!

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My Top 10 Reasons For Decrease In Libido

There are many reasons for decrease in libido. If you’re a woman, a decrease in your libido is most likely linked to biological or hormonal issues. GREAT..right? If you are a man and under the age of 30, situational, environmental, and or biological things could be to blame. Male or female, here are the top reasons for a drop in libido.

1. Stress…Yuck!

When I was little, I dreamed of having more freedom. The thought of doing what I wanted when I wanted sounded fantastic. My mother always told me to enjoy my childhood because being an adult brings responsibility and stress. Words I had yet not come to understand! Between our jobs, finances, kids, significant others, family, and ourselves…it’s amazing that we have anything left to give! Come bedtime our physical and emotional energy is drained. Sex? NOT SO MUCH! Finding ways to alleviate our every day stresses can help with having low labido. Taking the time to de-stress, at the end of the day, is crucial. A few helpful things that I do are take a bath and journal about what went right in my day. Those two things bring me to a better state of mind and open to some intimacy. Discovery Health has an extensive article on “How to De-stress Your Life.” Stress is one of the many reasons for decrease in libido.

2. Boredom..Uggh!

We are creatures of habit. I will attest to that.  We are celebrating 10 years of marriage in a few months. People, that’s an entire decade of one partner! I know that the majority of you could trump that number. Regardless, year after year of the same partner and the same sex can lead to boredom in the bedroom. Maybe you even schedule “sex time.” For some this may work, but for others it screams BOREDOM! Yes, you can have sexual intercourse on a Tuesday instead of the weekend. :) If you feel this may be a reason for your decrease in libido, SPICE IT UP! You may find your spice on this website starting with an aphrodisiac dinner. Put the time and energy in to spice it up and you may find yourself thinking about and even anticipating sex throughout your day. Boredom is one of the many reasons for decrease in libido.

3. Conflict…AHHH!

Is there such a thing as “makeup sex?” Conflict, especially unresolved conflict, can lead to negative feelings and resentment. Do you want to give or receive pleasure from someone you resent? Learning to deal and resolve conflict will translate into more and better sex. If you find yourself in a vicious cycle of fighting with your significant other, seek professional help. Most are under the assumption that couples therapy is only for couples who’s relationships are on the brink of breaking apart. This is not true! Most couples wait until it’s too late! If you have been having consistent conflict for longer than a year or two, it’s time to have a third party intervene. It can be the best thing for your emotional and sexual health! Conflict is one of the many reasons for decrease in libido.

4. Body Image

Why couldn’t we appreciate our “high school” bodies? Everything on the body was in its proper place. :) Most body image issues begin around 15 and 16 years old. The good new is; most of our body image issues are all in our head. “But what about the extra 20 pounds I’m carrying, that’s not in my head!” One day, during an Oprah Winfrey episode, I heard a very encouraging statement on TV. A guest of the show, who is an expert on this topic, stated that men are blind in bed. Do I need to repeat that statement? MEN ARE BLIND IN BED!!! Halleluiah! They don’t see that roll or less than perfect boobs, that we see. They are in awe of having a naked beautiful woman that is going to perform their favorite act. It’s true. “Men are blind,” has become my mantra on those days that I feel less than.

 

We are bombarded with airbrushed perfection. I’ve birthed 2 kids and so my body does not look like a magazine model. I’ve come to terms with that one. I do, though, try to make myself feel sexy. This is so important when working on increasing your libido. What can you do to help you feel sexier? I have a few tricks, that I use, to make me feel sexy. They are:exercise, eat healthier, buy a new outfit, shave my legs, apply makeup etc. I also eat a light dinner because nobody feels sexy being bloated on Mexican food! The small things can help our libido in a big way!

5. Menopause

There is good news and bad news when it comes to menopause. The good news is, not all women will experience a drop in libido. The bad news, those that do usually experience depression, insomnia, and night sweats. Low libido does not lead to those; low libido is usually accompanied by all of the above. However, if your sex drive takes a nose dive, during menopause, seek medical help. It is not something that you have to live with. It’s not part of the menopause course. There is a great menopause article that gives more of an in depth synopsis of the above paragraph.  Menopause is one of the many reasons for decrease in libido.

6. Medication

I have allergies. Bad ones. Sometimes my horrific allergies wake me in the night and make me stumble to find an antihistamine in our medicine cabinet. This would happen repeatedly for about 6 months out of the year. I did not make a connection with this time of the year and my decreased libido until one day I ran across an article about antihistamines and libido. Antihistamines make it easier to breathe by drying up your nasal passages. However, allergy medications can also dry up other important parts of your body. Believe it or not, we have to have a level of moistness to keep us thinking or remembering about that particular body part. The moral of the story? Double check the medication you are currently taking or thinking about taking. Birth control and antidepressants are a few types of medication that can decrease libido. Talk with your general health practitioner, they can help change doses or medications all together. Medication is one of the many reasons for decrease in libido.

7. Alcohol and Drugs

Besides some of the obvious reasons for decrease in libido, this one surprised me. I mean; drugs are an obvious one. Most drugs make you numb all over so that pretty much eliminates your sexual desire. Alcohol really surprised me! After a glass of wine, I’m feeling pretty good! My inhibitions seem to disappear. I don’t concentrate on that extra roll of love hanging on my side. :) My anxiety level has decreased ten fold. I’m feeling good and ready to unwind with my hubby! You would think that a glass of wine is the perfect prescription for low libido.

Unfortunately, a glass of wine may be good for your heart, but it kills your sex drive! Wine slows all blood flow, within the body, way down. If your blood is not flowing, you may have a difficult time reaching the BIG O! That goes for men and women. Men may have a difficult time getting and staying aroused. That is a libido killer in and of itself. If you find yourself reaching for a glass or two every night, it may be time to limit your consumption to see what happens in the bedroom!

8. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

I have a theory. So far it’s 100% accurate! Unless one of my readers begs to differ. I have 2 beautiful rambunctious boys. Both pregnancies, I didn’t want my husband to touch me with a ten foot pole! My friends, who have birthed girls, stated just the opposite. Maybe I’m on to something. :) Regardless, pregnancy can be a very hormonal time that can lead to a decrease in sex drive!

Once the baby has arrived, you suddenly feel different. Your body is not a sexual object anymore. Your breasts are for feeding your little one. You may be feeling tired and grumpy. Not to mention the numerous emotional and hormonal changes that are taking place. SEX? Ummmm…not so much. Take heart, you are not alone. Your drive will return along with everything else! Pregnancy and breastfeeding is one of the many reasons for decrease in libido.

9. Pain

Sex should not hurt. If it does, seek medical attention. There may be something going on, physically, that is preventing you from enjoying sex. If all things are ruled out, seek help from a mental health professional. Some time we have to get over mental hurdles in order to enjoy anything sexual.

10. Happiness….yay!

How happy are you? Believe it or not, this plays a major role in our libido. Happier people think about sex more. That is a proven statistic. Take baby steps towards increasing your happiness. Happiness is one of the many reasons for decrease in libido.

There they are. My top 10 reasons for decrease in libido. It’s my hope that you find yourself somewhere in 1-10. Knowing the problem is the beginning to finding a remedy. Hugs!

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Are You Taking The Correct Male Libido Vitamins?

Yes, there are male libido vitamins. You may have accidentally meant to google herbs for libido. Vitamins and herbs are two different things. Taken together they can be a powerful combination that really boosts your sexual drive.

Confused about what vitamins to take? Let’s take a look.

Multivitamin And Libido

I’m assuming you are taking a daily multivitamin. If you are not…start. If you are, ensure that the vitamin is whole food based. We currently take Dr. Mercola’s Whole Food Multivitamin. It’s chalked full of additional super foods. We really noticed a change in our everyday functioning after switching to a better multivitamin.

Krill Oil And Libido

Besides your daily multivitamin, you should be taking a supplement that contains Omega-3s. Omega-3s are paramount to a healthy functioning body. Unfortunately, not all Omega-3 supplements are created equal.

What should you take?

Krill oil is the most potent form of Omega-3s. It has a whole slew of health benefits that are amazing. Again, we choose to take Dr. Mercola’s Krill Oil.

Vitamin B5 And Libido

Vitamin B5 is a must on your list for male libido vitamins. Get this, vitamin B5 actually manufactures sex hormones in the adrenal glands. You may have to read that twice. An actual vitamin supplement can manufacture sex hormones. It’s next to awesome.

Vitamin B5 cannot be produced by the body. So taking a good supplement and eating foods that are high in Vitamin B5 is key.

Choline And Libido

The vitamin Choline actually boots acetylcholine.

What?

Acetylcholine is a chemical that helps your sexual thoughts/desires reach your actual sex organs. Pretty powerful eh?

Vitamin D And Libido

You should not be without a daily dose of Vitamin D for many reasons. Vitamin D helps with so many of our bodily functions and helps stave off multiple diseases.

What is the best form of Viatmin D? Sun exposure. Sit outside for 30 minutes a day until skin is slightly pink.

Hopefully a combination of the above vitamins will help with your libido.

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Divine Aphrodisiac Salad Recipes

Divine Aphrodisiac Salad Recipes

Aphrodisiac Salad Recipes – If you are trying to impress your wife, take the time to fix an amazing salad. Besides, salads fit with my protocol of keeping the meal light. Women will not take off their clothes when they feel gross and bloated. It’s a fact!

Our Favorite Aphrodisiac Salad Recipes

1. Exquisite Asparagus Salad

Delicious, easy, and unique! This salad recipe is unlike other traditional lettuce salads. What I love about this particular recipe is that you can make it ahead of time. It will do fine in the refrigerator over night, which makes your aphrodisiac dinner meal prep that much easier!

OK, why is this an aphrodisiac salad recipe? Glad you asked! The main ingredient, asparagus, has numerous health benefits. It’s rich in folic acid which helps with a more intense orgasm. It also stimulates the sex hormone testosterone, and increases blood flow. Besides the health benefits, asparagus is psycho physiological vegetable. Meaning, it looks like a sex organ. :)

Red onion is also a natural aphrodisiac that has been used for centuries. It’s powerful properties have been known to boost libido. In the middle ages red onion was banned in religious household and convents because of its aphrodisiac effect.

After indulging in this salad pop a mint or two. :)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown seeded mustard ( I love Trader Joe’s version)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup basil, chopped

For the full recipe, visit our friends over at Sprouted Roots!


2. Summer Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salad

Tomatoes, cheese, and seeds are a delicious combination. So super easy to make and pairs really well with your favorite bottle of red wine!

Tomatoes, also known as the sexy nightshade, can be an erotic food to consume. It’s fleshy, juicy, and sexy to watch someone eat. It’s also known for it’s calming properties and improves muscle control. Two great benefits that can help you in the bedroom.

INGREDIENTS 

  • 3-4 large heirloom tomatoes, sliced 
  • 1/3 cup Feta cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds

For the full recipe, visit our friends over at Sprouted Roots!


3. Zucchini Ribbon Salad

This is a light and easy aphrodisiac salad recipe to make. This Zucchini Ribbon Salad is full of aphrodisiac foods!

Like its ancestor asparagus, zucchini is also a phallic vegetable. It’s visually suggestible which can be a turn on to some. Besides its penile shape, zucchini also enhances circulation of oxygen which enhances performance. Your zucchini prescription is to eat it 3 hours before sex to get its full effect.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3-4 zucchini, wash well and slice thinly lengthwise (use mandolin for thin slices)
  • 1  1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced 
  • 6 oz. of goat cheese

For the full recipe, visit our friends over at Sprouted Roots!


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Delight All Your Senses With These Aphrodisiac Drinks!

Delight All Your Senses With These Aphrodisiac Drinks!

These aphrodisiac drinks will make your clothes come off. Wait, that’s the saying for tequila. :) Whether the drink contains tequila or not, drinks with foods that increase libido can stimulate your desire for sex.

Here are my top 5 drinks that are made in our kitchen quite often. These drinks are usually made solely for a romantic evening. They are set aside for special occasions when the mood and environment is just right.  Meaning, the kids are in bed and you two can sit down to a quite drink and a foot massage. Or, you fix a decadent dessert and decide to pair it with an aphrodisiac drink.  Make it an event and the aphrodisiac properties will be felt ten fold!!

OK, here are my top drinks that you just can’t go wrong with!


Top 4 Aphrodisiac Drinks


1. Watermelon Cilantro Margarita

Not only are these delicious, but they have an aphrodisiac affect on our bodies. Watermelon releases chemicals that are similar to Viagra! Crazy and unbelievable, but so true. Watermelon also relaxes our blood vessels. In order for us to have satisfying sex, out blood vessels have to be relaxed!

Pair the aphrodisiac food watermelon with tequila and you may have a libation that your loved one can’t pass up. In fact tequila has been known to raise your heart rate and stimulate your senses. Throw on top of that the aphrodisiac cilantro and you have a delicious drink to get you in the mood.

Like everything else, too much of a good thing can backfire on you in the bedroom. Having one too many drinks can lead to poor performance in the bedroom. So, sip lightly!

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1-2 tablespoons fine sugar (optional)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup silver tequila
  • 1 lime juiced

For the full recipe, visit our friends over at Sprouted Roots!

2. Watermelon Rosemary Refresher

This aphrodisiac drink recipe is non alcoholic and very refreshing. Again, it contains the libido enhancing food watermelon as well as the aphrodisiac rosemary.

Rosemary is known for it’s intoxicating aroma and can quickly arouse sexual desire. It also contains vital nutrients that are essential for great sex.

I see this drink being served up at a Christmas function or just as a hydrating drink for around the house.

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1/2 personal watermelon, cubed
  • 6-8 sprigs of fresh rosemary, washed thoroughly before use

For the full recipe, visit our friends over at Sprouted Roots!

3. Orange Basil Infused Water

Fruit paired with basil makes for a refreshing beverage. We keep a pitcher of this in our fridge for when we are wanting something more than plain water. We also try to keep it on hand for its aphrodisiac properties.

Basil is actually the symbol of love. This beautiful leaf contains many libido boosting nutrients. The flavonoids in basil are an anti inflammatory which helps with erectile dysfunction, blood circulation, and erections. Basil should be a staple for all men. 

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1-2 oranges, sliced
  • 3-4 branches of fresh basil, washed thoroughly and trimmed to first leaf on branch

For the full recipe, visit our friends over at Sprouted Roots!

4. Chocolate Vanilla Truffle Coffee

I’m salivating just looking at this picture! Partly because I know just how good this hot drink is, and for it’s relaxing affects it has on us. During the winter months my husband and I love cuddling up on the couch with a delicious hot drink. This chocolate vanilla truffle coffee drink is one of our favorites.

Not only is it delicious, but it has aphrodisiac ingredients that are easy to consume. You really don’t have to twist my arm to eat chocolate or drink a bit of vodka. Besides chocolate is good for bedroom activity….vodka too!

Chocolate is top on our list of favorite “comfort foods.” However, now we’ve also added it to the top of our “aphrodisiac food list.”

Chocolate contains two chemical that give it its aphrodisiac qualities. One, tryplophan, which is a building block to serotonin. A chemical directly involved in sexual arousal. The other, phenylalanine, and stimulant that is released when 2 people fall madly in love.

Another “love making” ingredient in this aphrodisiac drink recipe is Vodka. Now, vodka in and of itself is not an aphrodisiac, however: vodka lowers inhibitions. So, fall in love all over with no inhibitions. A recipe for great sex!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup brewed coffee (or Vanilla Nut Teeccino caffeine free, made from chicory)
  • 1 ounce chocolate syrup or homemade*
  • 1 ounce gluten free vanilla vodka

For the full recipe, visit our friends over at Sprouted Roots!

It’s our hope that you find a favorite recipe out of these aphrodisiac drinks. Remember to set the mood, and see what happens!!


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