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Good food for great sex

Aimee Fortney is “Not the Perfect Cook.” Retiring at age 31 as a bilingual political consultant, Aimee is now a cookbook author, blogger, recipe developer and inspirational food lover, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband a...

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These are the foods you and your guy should eat for a healthy sex life!

Sexy couple eating fruit

If we are what we eat, then eating these foods will help contribute to a long, healthy sex life! Dates with your mate are important and so is good food for your sex life, especially when you consider the old phrase, "junk in, junk out." Heavy meals for a night of great sex are not really recommended. Eating too light, however, is only going to make you hungry and cranky! So get ready to greet your guy for "date night in" wearing a sexy outfit (think less is more here, like his tie, your garter belt along with your sexiest heels and nothing else) and some suggestive foods to set the tone for the night. In addition to date night in, eating these foods regularly will help promote a healthy sex life for both of you.

oysterYou can't go wrong with oysters

Oysters are a well-known aphrodisiac. But why? They are known to put you in the mood mostly because they are high in zinc, which increases your libido and testosterone. Testosterone levels are important for obvious reasons... stamina and sexual vigor being key! Oysters on the half shell are inexpensive at your local grocery store; ask your fish monger to let you know when they are especially delicious!

peanutsWhat if you don't like oysters?

Other foods that contain zinc are foods like spinach and pumpkin seeds. You can nibble on both during the day with a healthy salad, or just the pumpkin seeds, alone! Dark chocolate, peanuts and crab are also foods that are high in zinc, so load up on these foods to help increase your libido.

avocadoAvocados and tomatoes

Avocados have been known to increase arousal in both men and women, but they are also excellent sources of folic acid. This will be beneficial to maintain a healthy level of energy for these sexy date nights! Tomatoes contain lycopene, which is beneficial to a man's prostate health. (You may never look at a bowl of guacamole the same way!) In fact, "guacamole" could be a code word to leave a party, rush home and tear one another's clothes off!

mangoMango and peaches

Peaches and mango are both extremely healthy options for your diet, but did you know that both can lead to a better sex life? Not only are these two fruits visually arousing, but a mango is high in vitamin E and a peach is loaded with vitamin C. Vitamin E is important for stamina and men will be happy to know that an increased level of vitamin C in a man's diet can lead to a higher sperm count. Feed one another some of each of these fruits, as well as toss them into your morning protein shake.

Berries and whipped creamBerries and whipped cream

You can easily whip up some homemade whipped cream with just 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream and 1 to 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar. For a sexy twist, add a shot of whipped vodka just as the peaks begin to form. Nibble on strawberries, raspberries and blueberries as well as grapes during the day to not just improve your memory (brain food), but blueberries are known to be high in fiber, improve circulation, lower cholesterol and both of these factors can only lead to increased blood flow to your "southern regions" to add sexual excitement! Feed one another grapes and enjoy eating with your hands.

chocolateChocolate!

Chocolate is good for everything, including great sex! Chocolate contains flavanoids, an antioxidant that helps reduce the risk for heart disease. Getting the heart pumping through chocolate can't be bad, can it? Plus, chocolate has been rumored to increase sexual stamina, yet another reason to enjoy your favorite candy! If you use melted chocolate and lick it off one another's fingers (or use your imagination for other body parts), accompanied by the sexy, homemade whipped cream, your heart should be pumping in an extremely healthy manner, perfect for sexual arousal!

Feeling hot yet?

Spicy foods such as peppers (think jalapeños, chili peppers and habaneros) contain capsaicin, which will not only help your body to release endorphins, but it will boost your heart rate as well and leave you feeling "hot" for lack of a better word. These spicy options are excellent for some extra hot lovin' tonight! Pick up a bottle of wine that is more than just wine. A suggestive title like, "Simply Naked Undressed Red" will help set the tone for the night, and boost sexual desire by increasing blood flow to the areas that need to feel that sexy, warm arousal! Here's to happy eating and a happier sex life!

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