aphrodisiacs are really just foods you should be eating every
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heard of lots of foods that are supposedly aphrodisiacs —
pomegranates, avocado, and salmon, for example. Maybe you even
watermelon, cherries, figs, bananas, and nuts were great, and
they are. But all of these are really just part of a
nutritionally balanced diet, which is necessary not just for
overall health, but for sexual health too, says Fisch.
Specifically, all these foods contain antioxidants or other
nutrients, like omega-3 fatty acid, L-arginine, and B vitamins,
which can help to improve blood flow throughout the body (among
other things), Fisch says. “Those substances are very healing
for your arteries, and in that sense they give better erectile
functioning and better arousal for women,” Castellanos says,
noting that this translates into mental arousal too.
“If your body is responding the way you think it should, then
it’s easier for you to go down the path of psychological
arousal, and vice versa. If your body is not responding, it’ll
bring you into that whole negative mindset,” which might kill
your libido for the time being, she says.