A Diet That Can Spice Up Your Sex Life
You can also indulge in wine and chocolate, but know that their sensual effects probably all in your head.
Add saffron and ginseng to your diet, as both are to improve performance is well known, according to a new scientific study of natural aphrodisiacs by researchers at the University of Guelph.
Also, stay away from darker Spanish Fly and the toad Bufo. Although claiming to be sexually enhancing, producing the opposite effect and could even be toxic.
These are the conclusions of the investigation by Massimo Marcon, professor of Guelph Food and graduate student John Melnyk.
“Aphrodisiacs have been used for thousands of years throughout the world, but the science behind the allegations has never been heard or reported clearly,” Marcon said.
“We have more in-depth scientific analysis of the year. Nothing has been done in detail before,” they added.
“There is a need for natural products that improve sex without negative side effects,” said Melnyk.
At present, conditions such as erectile dysfunction treated with synthetic drugs, including sildenafil (often sold as Viagra) and tadalafil (Cialis).
The researchers examined hundreds of studies are often used aphrodisiacs consumption to investigate allegations of sexual exploitation – psychological and physiological.
“But these drugs can cause headaches, muscle aches and blurred vision, and can be dangerous interactions with other drugs. Nor do they increase libido, so that does not help people in low sex drive,” said Melnyk.
They found that Panax ginseng, saffron, and yohimbine, a chemical naturally in yohimbe tree in West Africa, to improve the sexual activity of people.
Ultimately, we included studies that met the strictest controls.
Despite its alleged aphrodisiac effect of chocolate is not associated with sexual arousal or gratification, according to the study.
People in the document increase in sexual desire after eating Muira puama, maca plant in Brazil, at the time of the root, the mustard plant in the Andes, and chocolate.
Alcohol has been found to increase sexual arousal, but to hinder sexual performance.
“It may be that some people feel an effect of certain ingredients in chocolate, phenylethylamine mainly, that may affect levels of serotonin and endorphins in the brain,” says Marcon.
Nutmeg, cloves, garlic, ginger, and ambergris, formed in the intestinal tract of sperm whales are among the substances related to increased sexual behavior in animals.
Although their results support the use of food crops, and sexual enhancement, the authors caution.
The study is published online in the journal Food Research International.