5 Easy Ways To Work Aphrodisiacs Into Your Go-To Meals

Click through these one ingredient additions to heat things up after dinner or even breakfast with your loved one

By The Weekly | January 7, 2017

Text: Woman’s Day/


Add vanilla into your cup of joe

“Vanilla’s calming, pleasant scent can lower cortisol levels and relax your nervous system, which is crucial for getting in the mood,” says JJ Virgin, nutrition and fitness expert.. “Vanilla’s scent also can stimulate you sexually.” Besides, coffee’s energy-boosting properties make it a libido enhancer on its own—that’s a two-in-one boost for your morning lovemaking.

Add figs to a smoothie

Adding two to three figs to your smoothie will take it from a refreshing beverage to an erotic drink. Try a milk-banana-fig combo with honey for a double dose of aphrodisiacs.This plump fruit is packed with amino acids involved in the production of nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels and increases blood flow to sex organs. And that’s vital for getting aroused, says Meryl Rosofsky, MD and adjunct professor of Food Studies at New York University.


Sprinkle walnuts over salad

Toss in walnuts over your salad and extra-steamy nights may be ahead. “They’re a great source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and good heart function promotes great sex and functioning loins,” says Meryl. Bonus: They’re natural anti-depressants, keeping you in a good mood for good sex. A handful of walnuts, which contains more than 2,500 mg of omega-3s, is plenty.


Toss garlic into a veggie stir-fry

Whipping up a stir-fry for dinner? Throw in some garlic, and you might be stirring up more than just veggies. “Garlic increases circulation via an enzyme called nitric oxide synthase, promoting more blood flow down there,” says JJ. Simply toss your favourite veggies and a few tablespoons of minced garlic into a pan and fry up a sensual feast.


Elevate your rice with pomegranate seeds

Sprinkle these crunchy yet sweet seeds over your grains. Pomegranates are packed with antioxidants, which increase arterial blood flow to the brain, heart and genitals, according to JJ. And you know what that can do! Add ½ cup of pomegranate seeds for each cup of rice for some sweet zest that’ll carry over to post-dinner fun. Works just as well with quinoa and other grains.

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