Healthy food equals a healthy sex life

Are some foods aphrodisiacs?  A nice broiled salmon in Pinot Noir sauce will set the right mood where a burger and fries can't. Photo: Healthy couple / iStock

LOS ANGELES, February 21, 2013 – “Do aphrodisiacs really work?” is a common question I receive.  The simple answer, as far as I’m concerned, is yes. But maybe not in the way you think.

There are foods that may raise body temperature, or lower inhibitions. Foods that can help set the scene for luring the man or woman of your dreams to slide between your satin sheets. If you look throughout history at most of the natural foods deemed aphrodisiac, however, you’ll find that most aren’t quick fixes and none, as far as science is currently aware, will immediately raise sexual hormone levels.

In fact, most famous aphrodisiacs are part of a long term plan toward raising and/or maintaining sexual hormone levels, amplifying beauty, improving mood, stamina, and preserving youth.

All things you can do for yourself, and for the significant other in your life. 
 
So, can your diet really improve your sex life? Absolutely and resoundingly yes! We know that certain nutrients are essential to sexual function and overall performance. Eating wild salmon in Pinot Noir sauce with a side of spinach will go a long way to prepare both your body and your mind for the horizontal cha cha.

Enjoying a burger and fries? A heavy, carbohydrate laden, greasy cheesburger and dehydrating salty fries offers a limited pleasure that ends with the last bite and regret often sets in almost immediately.

Very seldom does it lead to wanting to strip to the bare naked.
 
If you’re not sold on trading in your Entenmann’s for a fruit salad, chew on this: According to Women’s Health, functional MRI studies show that when you eat a nutrition-rich meal, the neocortex lights up with fireworks just as it does when you’re having sex.


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So, even if you don’t think you’re getting pleasure from that mountain of kale and quinoa salad, you are lighting some impressive fuses in your brain.

And just imagine what could be in store for “dessert”…


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Amy Reiley

Amy Reiley is a food & wine writer, cookbook author, speaker and consultant recognized as a leading authority on aphrodisiac foods. She has a Master of Arts in Gastronomy awarded by France’s culinary temple, Le Cordon Bleu. It was during her time studying at Cordon Bleu, Amy rose to prominence for her work in culinary aphrodisiacs.

In 2006, Amy releases her first book, Fork Me, Spoon Me: the sensual cookbook. She is now the author of 4 cookbooks on the topic, including award-winning Romancing the Stove: the unabridged guide to aphrodisiac foods. Her expertise has landed her guest spots on The Today Show, CBS Early Show, NPR and the Playboy Channel to name a few.

Amy is also the editorial director of EatSomethingSexy, as well as an internationally published wine critic and columnist. 

 

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