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Vegan Aphrodisiacs

We’ve known for years that vegetarians make better lovers. Physicians agree that eating meat clogs the arteries that go to all the organs, not just the heart, which means that eating meat is linked to impotence.  Because pure vegetarians are about one-ninth as likely as meat-eaters to be overweight and report that they need less sleep and have more energy than meat-eaters, a vegetarian diet can make you more appealing in the bedroom.

But there’s even more good news: Many healthy vegan foods are loaded with natural aphrodisiacs—nutrients and chemicals that boost your and your partner’s sexual arousal and performance. Research has shown that vegetarians consume greater amounts of the nutrients that help boost sexual health and performance—such as vitamins A, C, and E and potassium—than meat-eaters do.

Try serving your lover these scrumptious vegan aphrodisiacs to help put both of you in the mood:

Asparagus

Asparagus Veggie Love

Asparagus is high in vitamin E, which increases blood and oxygen flow to the genitals, and potassium, which is important for healthy sex hormone production, making this veggie a well-known aphrodisiac. To get the best effect, eat this delicious and healthy vegetable at least three days in a row.

Bananas

Banana Firm and Fresh

A fruit with a sexy shape, the banana is said to contain chemicals that can lift your mood and make you more confident. Bananas are also famously high in potassium, a nutrient that aids in sex-hormone production and boosts energy.

Berries

The perfect foods to feed your lover, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries are high in vitamin C, which is important for the production of sex hormones and neurotransmitters.

Carrots

Carrot Man

Carrots are bursting with vitamin A, a nutrient needed for producing sex hormones. For guys, vitamin A is vital for sperm production.

Chili Peppers

Chili Pepper Sexy GIF

Model Vida Guerra

These sizzling veggies will spice up your meal and your evening! Adding chili peppers to your dishes gets your heart pumping and produces neurochemicals known as endorphins, which make you happier.

Chocolate

Chocolate Lips

Nothing shows your love—or your compassion—better than a box of vegan chocolates for your sweetheart. Chocolate contains the chemical phenylethylamine, which is believed to stimulate romantic feelings by making you happy and excited. Its natural caffeine provides an added boost by giving you more energy.

Ginger

Gingerbread Love Den

Seasoning your meals with ginger will enhance blood flow to all parts of your body as long as your arteries aren’t clogged from eating the cholesterol and saturated fat in meat, eggs, and dairy products.

Nuts

Men should eat cashews, pecans, almonds, walnuts, and other nuts to take in a healthy amount of zinc, which keeps men potent and prevents prostate problems. Nuts are also high in protein, which gives you the energy to keep you going throughout the day—and night.

Pumpkin

Sexy Pumpkin Veggie Love

Neurological research has shown that the scent of pumpkin pie is a sexual stimulant for both men and women, increasing male penile blood flow by 40 percent. Pumpkin seeds are one of the best vegan sources of zinc, which for men is crucial for potency and in preventing prostate problems.

Soy

Tofu Wrestling Action

Soy isn’t just protein-packed and wonderfully versatile—it’s also great for the sex lives of both guys and gals. For women, soy’s natural nutrients have been linked to less PMS and better lubrication (meow!). The benefits for guys are even better—soy has been found to lower men’s chances of developing cancer of the prostate (a vital gland for keeping everything pumping in the bedroom). Researchers at Kansas State University found that soy protein was just as good as beef for guys trying to gain muscle mass. But quite unlike cow flesh, tofu and veggie burgers have zero cholesterol and almost no saturated fat—substances that lead to heart disease, impotence, and other not-so-sexy stuff, such as bad breath and body odor.

Celery

Woman Eating Celery

Celery boosts production of androsterone, the odorless hormone released when guys sweat, which acts as a pheromone to turn their partners on. Nutritionist Lisa Guy says that “[c]elery also contains chemicals that can help dilate blood vessels and enhance climax.”

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  • Weegee says:

    you say meat eater like it’s a bad thing…..

  • Stefani says:

    I don’t know if this is true, but I have heard that giving your ladyfriend chocolate will actually not put her in the mood. I read something once a few years ago that said chocolate gives girls that warm happy feeling they get from their significant others that they no longer need to engage in intimacy. Hahah (like I said, this could be completely wrong)

  • Suzanne Hanna says:

    Love all these foods!!!

  • Sav says:

    @Birch, it seems you misunderstood lyer’s comment (or I do). He thinks he needs to eat some meat NOT because he’s not doing good in the bedroom (or in other words he implies he does good indeed) BUT because he’s TOO good in the bedroom (he wants to be less good). It’s supposed to be a joke :-D
    @jon linn, they invented something called condom. It’s a miracle! You don’t need to be an ugly, overweight (I’m not talking about lovely chubby people, I mean unhealthily fat) person incapable of enjoying sex, in order to help solve the overpopulation problem. Just go veg and you’ll see what I mean.

  • emuwren1 says:

    Just make darn sure your soy is organic. Soy is one of the top five GMO foods. This also means you need to avoid Wesson oil and other products loaded with GMO soy oil

  • Birch says:

    @lyer

    Its not vegetarianism that’s getting you in trouble, its just a poor and unrevised diet. Have a look at this, its rather helpful!: http://www.vegetarian.org.uk/factsheets/iron.html

  • chander kumar soni says:

    thanks dear peta.

  • Robert says:

    Chocolate was a no-brainer! The rest of the aphrodisiac foods really surprised me. But thanks a lot for these interesting bits of info. *runs to the kitchen to revise dinner menu!* :D

  • jon linn says:

    With all of this sex going on due to vegetable consumption, aren’t you worried about overpopulating the earth?

  • Iyer says:

    I better start eating some meat. I am in enough trouble already and I need something to slow me down. I am a vegetarian because I am a compassionate person, but the passionate person in me needs to be tamed!!

  • jy says:

    men should eat nuts so that their “nuts” will work properly?

  • Kash says:

    I like, I like.
    My entire family is vegetarian – and I would like to go vegan in time…
    It’s great to see that vegan food makes you more “love-able”:-)

  • vanessadd says:

    You left out one of the strongest -called here the Venezuelan Viagra- green mangoes! They are sold all over the city as aphrodisiacs, fresh and cheap… thrown out all over the Carribbean because people don’t eat enough. Also, eating mangoes all the time before getting pregnant makes babies come out really healthy!

  • Lulu says:

    I love this!
    Thanks for the awesome article before valentine’s day!

  • CHANDER KUMAR SONI says:

    NICE.

  • Kat says:

    very cool :)

  • Eva says:

    Maddi
    I became a vegetarian when I was 13 & now I’m 30 years old…stick with it – you’ll be glad you did! I love hearing about young people like you that are aware and compassionate.

  • Maddi says:

    I’m so glad I’m vegetarian even though I’m only 13. I haven’t told my mom yet though because when I went flexitarian, she was not supportive. But the suffering animals go though is so much worse and its completely worth it for me.

  • chloe lietzke says:

    “Chocolate is the symbol of love”!
    –Tommy Wiseau (theroommovie.com)

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