Are your fruit and veg a bit limp? Want to take control like Gordon Ramsey in Hell’s Kitchen? Want to get frisky with your food? You are what you eat. So, if you want to be Hot Stuff, look no further than our list of natural fruit and vegetables to get you in the mood.
Aphrodisiacs are foods which are reported to increase libido and can be incorporated into any meal to get your lover in the mood. You could have a nice romantic dinner for two, or you could tie your lover up and feed them tasty morsels as part of your foreplay.
These little green phallic shaped storks have been known for their aphrodisiac properties for many centuries. Nicholas Culpepper, the 17th century English herbalist wrote that asparagus “stirs up lust in man and woman.” Recent research even confirmed this traditional claim after finding an extract of the asparagus racemosus variety significantly increases the sexual activity of rats.
Asparagus spears are a tasty appetiser, just lightly steamed or griddle with some olive oil and seasoning. I defy any man not to be aroused by a partner seductively eating a stem. Ot woman for that matter. Let us not forget just how healthy asparagus is either; it is rammed with good stuff like iron, potassium manganese, vitamin A, C, E and K, folic acid. If you are also hoping for some little additions in the next nine months, then the folic acid in asparagus is also an essential nutrient. Folic acid can also increase histamine production, which is an important neurotransmitter required by both sexes to reach orgasm.
First eaten by the Aztecs around 200BC to increase sexual desire, avocados have long been prized for their aphrodisiac properties. Their shape is rather testicle-like and they often grow in pairs on the Ahuacatl tree. In other words, this is a testicle tree, what could be more virile than that?
Current research shows avocados also improve oestrogen and testosterone levels, which can make one feel friskier. They also contain plenty of good fats, which everyone’s heart needs, along many other nutrients required to remain healthy and able to perform.
If you like it hot and spicy, go Tex-Mex and pile on the guacamole, as this recipe is loaded with coriander, which is also a great aphrodisiac. Coriander also has some very handy anti-flatulence properties too. Now that’s what I call a super food.
Again, shape appears to define the sexiness of this food, with the banana’s overtly phallic shape. I have even known some to use them as a make shift dildo! Within the Hindu faith, the banana is considered a strong symbol of fertility. Those in Central American drink the red sap of the banana tree as a potent aphrodisiac potion. Bananas are crammed full of potassium and B vitamins, which are needed for the production of sex hormones. They also contain chelating minerals and the bromelain enzyme, which can boost the male libido. Almost as much as seductively peeling the skin back and running ones lips up and down around the flesh of the banana. However, a word of warning. Overindulging in the yellow fruit can lead to things getting a little, err, sluggish in the bowel department, so be careful!
Cutting a fig in half and seeing the juicy soft red, tea drop shaped flesh inside; it is easy to see why this fruit is often considered highly erotic. Often likened to the female genitalia, how can one not get aroused eating one? In times past, the fig was Cleopatra’s most favoured food. Ancient Greeks deemed them more precious than gold. Throughout many cultures and religions, figs are regarded as a strong symbol of fertility. The smell of fresh figs is also heady and sweet, yet slightly musky. In combination with the sweet, unctuous flesh, this fruit makes an irresistible pudding with fresh, cold ice cream and honey dribbled over the top. Figs are full of calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium and a smaller quality of vitamin B and C. As with other aphrodisiacs above, the potassium is essential for the production of both male and female sex hormones.
Recently, watermelon made scientific headlines, after the discovery that it contained a substance called citrulline which, has very similar properties to viagra. The body uses citrulline to boost nitric oxides levels, which in turn relaxes blood vessels to prevent erectile dysfunction. That said, the citrulline is more concentrated in the rind of the watermelon, which unfortunately is mighty chewy and a lot to get your mouth around. Watermelons have also long been known as a source of lycopene, which is great for heart and prostate health. It goes without saying, a healthy heart is essential for a healthy sex life.The juicy red flesh of the watermelon is ideal for cooling down after a hot session. Throw your inhibitions aside and let the juices run, your partner can lick them up!
 Phytochemical Screening and Aphrodisiac Activity of Asparagus racemosus – Javeed Ahmed Wani, Rajeshwara N. Achur, R. K. Nema – IJPSDR April-June, 2011, Vol 3, Issue 2 (112-115)
 Watermelon May Have Viagra-Effect, Dr. Bhimu Patil – http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080630165707.htm