5 Indian Aphrodisiac Foods & the best way to have them
If you have ever wondered what love tastes like, then try out some Aphrodisiac Foods. However, we do suggest that you move over the usual chocolates, strawberries & oysters, and try out the Indian Aphrodisiac foods. Packed with nutrients, these work their magic by boosting energy levels and bringing down the stress levels.
Offering more than just pleasure & good taste, Indian Aphrodisiacs are known to increase potency, improve sperm quality and boost libido. While each food has different enzymes and vitamins that have different effects, the main benefit remains the same – rev up the romantic experience.
1. Get the feel of love with Figs (One)
The ancient Greeks considered fig as the ‘sacred’ fruit, symbolic of love and fertility. As per old wives’ tales in some cultures, it’s said that figs may have been the fruit that caused original sin in the Garden of Eden, rather than apples! These are rich in amino acids, which are known to increase stamina. For healthy eggs and ovulation, you need a copious amount of iron that figs have in abundance. If you are trying to lower your BMI (Body Mass Index) in preparation for fertility treatment, include figs in your diet as these are high in fiber and offer great satiety.
Best way to have it: One soaked fig before bedtime
2. Get in Action with Ashwagandha (1 tsp)
Anything that helps reduce stress – which can be at the root of fertility and conception problems -- is also the thing that brings results between the sheets. Ashwagandha with its anti-inflammatory properties are known to help lower cortisol level, a hormone produced by the body in response to stress. The epic & erotic love manual Kama Sutra calls it a “powerful sexual stimulant” for a reason. It has been clinically shown to improve the quality and health of sperm. It helps increase testosterone levels and significantly boosts sperm quality and fertility in men. Several studies have shown an increase in sperm concentration with the consumption of Ashwagandha root.
Best way to have it: Before bedtime with milk
3. Stay Sensuous with Shatavari (1/2 tsp)
Shatavari contains phyto-estrogens, the precursors of estrogens and is very helpful for women who suffer from low natural estrogens levels as a result of menopause. This herb also regulates hormonal secretion helps prevent irregular menstrual cycle (one of the causes of fertility issues) and used to increase feminine libido.
Best way to have it: Before bedtime with milk or water
4. Pleasures of Pomegranate (one bowl)
Because red is the color of love! Reputed since antiquity as a fruit of passion & fertility, pomegranate helps improve sperm quality and mobility, sex drive and even, erectile dysfunction. Rich in antioxidants, it helps in reducing the oxidative stress in the body, getting you in some mood for love. It also helps in regulating the testosterone and estrogen levels in the body.
Best way to have it: As mid morning snack
5. The Passion of Pine Nuts (seven)
When there was no Viagra, what did people have to boost their sex drive? Pine Nuts. Yes, it turns out savoring Pine nuts with your lover might be a great start to a romantic rendezvous. These are also known as “vegan oysters” because of the high zinc content, which plays a part in the production of testosterone. In addition, the magnesium in Pine nuts helps boost sex drive, restore your libido and prevent pre-ejaculation.
Best way to have it: Seven Pine nuts with milk at night