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10 Foods That Boost Your Sex Drive

All About Aphrodisiacs

All About Aphrodisiacs

Aphrodisiacs are substances that increase sexual desire. Named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of sexuality and love, many substances throughout history have been thought to incite lust. Is there truth to these tales? While there isn’t much scientific research to support the idea that specific foods can directly increase your sex drive, certain chemicals in food have been shown to cause physiological responses, like increasing testosterone production and triggering certain hormones, that might have some effect on the libido. You be the judge — read on for 10 foods that may help get you in the mood.

By Nicole Ferring Holovach, MS, RD. Nicole is a Washington, D.C.-based nutrition communications professional, writer, and health and wellness educator. She blogs about holistic health at www.WholeHealthRD.com. Published May 21, 2012.