get hard with...chard?

For centuries, cultures around the world have celebrated aphrodisiac foods. Many of these, such as lilies which were used by the ancient Egyptians or cacao which was used by the Aztecs, psychologically put the user into an aroused state.

However, an equally important aspect to ‘gettin it on’ is good blood circulation and hormonal balance. Since these two aspects of the body are directly affected by diet we decided to take a look at which foods make or break your performance in the bedroom.

The Good

asparagus: high in potassium, vitamins b and c, and fiber
avocado: tons of vitamin e
basil: high in iron and magnesium. Relaxes muscles
bell peppers: loaded with vitamin c
blackberries: high in vitamin c and e
cayenne: high in vitamin a and c. increases blood flow
chard: high in vitamins k, a, and c
garlic: natural blood thinner
ginger: boosts immune system and blood flow
oranges: high in vitamin c and bioflavonoids
oats: reduce cholesterol and inflammation
nuts: contain niacin and omega 3 fats
watermelon: contains lycopene, which breaks down plaque

The Bad

alcohol: :(
lower serotonin
cheese: affects estrogen and testosterone
chocolate: lowers testosterone
coffee: dehydrates and heightens anxiety
fried foods: trans fats decrease libido and fertility
licorice: contains phytoestrogens, which affect testosterone
mint: lowers testosterone
processed foods: ^^^
red meat: clogs arteries, restricts blood flow
soy: affects hormonal levels. gmo soy also contains epicyte which lowers fertility