Hard and bulging—we see them everywhere these days. From Olympic sports stars and professional athletes to local gym bunnies and tatted bartenders, attaining that ripped body has become a way of life—almost necessary in some circles. Regardless of one’s motivation, getting in great shape is always a good idea and can only improve one’s quality of life—especially in the bedroom.
In order to achieve maximum fitness and keep those juices flowing in all the right directions, a healthy diet is a key ingredient to the toughest workout regimen. Although some sacrifices must be made, eating well doesn’t have to be completely boring or gag-inducing. These six healthy foods will not only help steer you on a healthier path, but also allow you to satisfy your underlying urges along the way!
Strawberries are rich in vitamin C and are chock-full of antioxidants, which benefit your heart and arteries. Good circulation and improved cardiovascular condition are thought to be crucial for optimal sexual function.
Romance should never be an issue when strawberries are involved. Dip your strawberries in whipped cream (fat-free obviously) and give your man something extra tasty to put in his mouth. These sweet berries are just the right size and you don’t even have to spit out the seed!
Dark chocolate beats milk chocolate in every possible way: it contains half the sugar, four times the fiber and much less cholesterol. This dark, delicious delight also contains phenylethylamine (PEA), which activates the libido, releases energy-boosting dopamine and stimulates a sense of excitement in the body.
If you melt down your favorite brand of dark chocolate, you can drizzle that warm, gooey goodness over almost anything. Don’t make it too hot, though! Nothing this sinfully delicious should cause any pain—unless you ask nicely. Welcome to the dark side!
Cinnamon is known to activate heat in the body, which increases circulation and improves overall cardiovascular health. This popular spice is considered to be one of the best natural aphrodisiacs for both men and women.
Cinnamon sticks come in all shapes and sizes, ranging anywhere from five to eight inches, and can spice up many warm liquids. Cinnamon, powdered or hard, can also enhance foods like sausage, game meat or yams. A boring piece of meat is NEVER ok. If baked goods tickle your fancy, add a teaspoon of cinnamon to heighten your senses. Yes, Jesus—bake those cakes.
Pineapples, like many fruits, are extremely good for you. These juicy, cylindrically-shaped gifts from heaven are high in vitamin c and manganese, which is an essential cofactor in a number of enzymes important in energy production and antioxidant defenses.
Bitter party of one! Did you know that pineapple juice makes everything—and we mean EVERYTHING—sweeter! Try it out to see if it neutralizes any harsh flavors you’d rather live without. Can you stomach that?
Almonds are rich in nutrients and minerals that are important for sexual health, including zinc, selenium and vitamin E. Zinc is also known to enhance sexual desire. For those out there looking to put on some mass, almonds are a fantastic source for protein—and what’s more efficient than getting a mouthful of protein from a few nuts?
Although slightly higher in calories than whole almonds, almond butter contains all of the same nutritional components. Like the much un-healthier peanut butter, the texture of almond butter is thick and creamy. It’s the perfect addition to a long stalk of celery or ripe carrot. Break me off a piece!
Avocados are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, making them very heart-healthy. Incorporating avocado into your diet can reduce the risk of heart disease, and a healthy heart keeps blood flowing in all of the right places.
Obviously, avocado is one of the main ingredients in guacamole. Did you catch Samantha Jones in the first SATC movie eyeing her gorgeous neighbor while devouring a big bowl of guacamole dip? We’d invite any opportunity to stare at a hunk like Giles Marini while satisfying our hunger with loads of guac!