10 Things You Didn't Know Were Aphrodisiacs

From sweet to spicy, take your pick.

10 Things You Didn't Know Were Aphrodisiacs

Go beyond chocolate and strawberries with dragon fruit and ginseng. Although there is no sexual cure-all, there's a ton of foods out there to help spice up your evening. Learn a few new tricks about the body, and get closer, so you can go further.

 

1. Hot Chillies

Hot Chillies

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Chilies contain a chemical called capsaicin, which increases circulation and stimulates nerve endings. 

 

2. Peanuts

Peanuts

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Peanuts contain Vitamin E, sometimes called the "sexual vitamin."

 

3. Watermelon

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Studies have shown raw watermelon delivers a Viagra-like effect to the body's blood vessels.

 

4. Avocados

Avocados

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Again, they contain Vitamin E, which helps your body create hormones like testosterone, estrogen and progesterone.

 

5. Ginger

Ginger

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Ginger increases circulation.

 

6. Goji Berries

Goji Berries

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Traditionally used to boost sexual desire and stamina in China.

 

7. Vanilla

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Finish your dinner date with some ice cream naturally flavored with this sweet bean — it mildly stimulates nerves.

 

8. Pomegranates

Pomegranates

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Contains anti-oxidants which help blood flow, and in turn, sexual activity.

 

9. Salmon

Salmon

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It seems like more of a culinary indulgence, but salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which keeps sex-hormone production at its peak.

 

10. Bananas

Bananas

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Bananas contain Vitamin B and Potassium, a nutrient key to muscle strength.

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