Packed with antioxidants, olives and their oil have been used for centuries for health. The Greeks believed they made men more virile as well. (Don't miss these extraordinary ways to use olive oil on your hairs, skin, and more.) Olive oil is a good source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are critical for a healthy heart, blood flow and hormone production, says Beverly Whipple, of the World Association of Sexology.
Used by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, the fig paradoxically symbolizes both sexuality (the ripe fruit with seeds representing fertility) and modesty (the fig leaf). They are full of potassium and are an antioxidant powerhouse.
Feed them to each other for a healthy, vitamin C-packed dessert that helps keep blood flowing to all regions of the body.
This veggie's aphrodisiac reputation comes mostly from legend and the intimacy of eating it with another, pulling off the leaves to reach the center. But it is packed with vitamins and antioxidants, which are critical to proper body function and blood flow.
Skip the coffee after dinner and reach for a cup of chai tea. The typical spices in this brew—ginger, cloves and cinnamon—will get the blood flowing but the caffeine effect is less so you'll still be able to drift off to sleep after your meal. Here's how to choose the perfect tea for your mood.
These bright gems enclosed in a thick rose husk are filled with antioxidants which support blood flow. One study by The Male Clinic in California found that pomegranate juice had a positive effect on erectile dysfunction.
This superfruit is packed with feel-good vitamins (A, C, and E), potassium, magnesium, folate, iron, and more. It also has melatonin, an antioxidant to help regulate your heart.
Pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium—156 mg in just an ounce! According to Dr. Oz, magnesium helps raise testosterone levels by making sure more enters the blood stream.
Decadent yet light as air, it just isn't dessert without this rich topping. While there's no evidence that whipped cream will boost libido, it's sure to put you in the mood. And once you're done, here's why pizza is the best food to eat after sex. How's that for a natural aphrodisiac?