If you're looking for a way to reignite the spark in your romantic relationship, look no further than mother nature. As well as introducing a new natural lubricant to your bedroom, you can also incorporate a few delectable aphrodisiacs into any evening menu. Previously on this blog, we discussed the lengthy history of chocolate as a sexual stimulant, and the scientific evidence behind its longstanding reputation. Today, we'll touch on another food that may get you and your partner a bit hot under the collar.
Hot peppers like chilies have also been celebrated as aphrodisiacs, and the reason for that may be fairly obvious to anyone with a penchant for heavily spiced dishes.
"If you're a fan of picante foods, you know how they can make you a bit sweaty and excitable (mimicking the state of sexual arousal)," EcoSalon states. "Blame it on the capsaicin, the substance in hot peppers which releases endorphins, stimulates nerve endings and increases heart rate."
U.S. News & World Report also credits capsaicin for its impact on blood flow, though whether recreating the impact of arousal actually boosts the libido is still a matter of debate.
Even if foods like dark chocolate and chili peppers don't actually rev up your engines on a chemical level, never underestimate the power of suggestion. You may find that simply believing something will set the mood for physical intimacy may work wonders for you and your partner. Stay tuned to learn more about the dishes that can help ramp up your love life as much as your favorite female lubricant.