The Doctors helps you spice up your sex life and give you the recipe for pleasure between the sheets!
Orgasm Hors d'Oeuvres
Certain foods, such as oysters, chocolate and champagne, are widely believed to heighten sexual desire. Though people may claim these effects, there are several vitamin-packed foods that are proven to enhance sexual health. The Doctors shows two appetizers made exclusively with nutritious, libido-boosting ingredients:
• Prepare a bowl of arugula leaves
• Slice and mix in strawberries
• Drizzle honey over salad
Arugula: Considered an aphrodisiac since the first century, this leafy green is rich in antioxidants and vitamins A and C to promote healthy libido and blood flow.
Strawberries: This fruit is rich in folic acid and vitamin C, which increase sperm count and improve sperm motility.
Honey: This sticky and sweet treat boosts energy and fights fatigue for prolonged sexual sessions.
• Mash 2 cups of chickpeas into a fine paste
• Add 1 tbsp of olive oil
• Mix well
• Dip carrots or other delicious veggies, and enjoy!
Chickpeas: The main ingredient in hummus, chickpeas, are packed with arginine, an amino acid that increases circulation and boosts internal lubrication.
Olive Oil: A good alternative to saturated fat, olive oil helps generate hormones, which are essential to your sex drive. It also further promotes internal lubrication.
Big O or Big NO?
OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson explains which popular aphrodisiacs are a Big O or a Big No.
Blueberries: Big O
Blueberries are "nature's little blue pill," and increase circulation and mental agility.
Oysters: Big No
Though oysters are known as an aphrodisiac, one would need to eat at least 50 before feeling the libido-boosting effects.
Wine: Big O and Big NoWhile wine in moderation has been known to lower the risk of heart disease and can get you in the mood, too many glasses can reverse the effects and impede your arousal.
The Orgasm Buffet
Bursting with savory, libido-enhancing ingredients, the Sexy Sauté and Climax Casserole will stimulate circulation, reduce cholesterol and arouse the senses. Wash it all down with the fruity antioxidant-packed Erotic Tonic and add some sizzle to your sweet with the Frisky Fruit Salad. Prepare these delectable dishes to enhance your sex drive!
More Libido-Boosting Foods
Increase your libido by incorporating these foods into your diet!
Avocado: Boosts libido in both men and women. The high levels of vitamin B6 stimulate male hormones; high potassium levels help regulate the female thyroid gland and high levels of folic acid increase energy and stamina.
Chilies: High in capsaicin, a chemical that increases blood flow and triggers the release of mood-enhancing endorphins.
Celery: Boosts production of the male hormone androsterone, which is released through perspiration and acts as a pheromone.
Cabbage: A 2002 study published in The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that 90 percent of men reported a noticeable boost in libido after eating sauerkraut.
Prescription for Chocolate
The Journal of the American Medical Association states that a daily dose of dark chocolate can help lower blood pressure. Dark chocolate contains polyphenols, natural antioxidants, which have proven to be beneficial to vascular function.
Sorry, milk chocolate lovers! Dark chocolate is the only cacao concoction with antioxidant properties. If you find that the flavor of dark chocolate is too bitter or intense, try pairing it with fruits like strawberries.
Better Sex in a Glass?
Everyone wants to look and feel their best in the heat of passion. Could the key to better performance be found in your cocktail? An Australian study reports that stiff drinks may mean better sex.
This is a surprising study, because most of the time, we think of erectile dysfunction with too much alcohol,” Dr. Lisa says.
"Interestingly, the worst sexual function was in ex-alcoholics, so we’re not talking about alcoholism here. We’re talking about a glass of wine, maybe two as a male, [and] it can improve your performance,” ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says.
Dark chocolate is known to lower blood pressure, and red wine helps to enhance your libido. ChocoVine combines cabernet wine and chocolate, with cream liquor, for a unique treat!