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Health 14 February 2018
By: Natasha Tanga

5 Natural Aphrodisiacs That Can Spice Up Your Life

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For centuries, some foods and substances have been rumored to have aphrodisiac properties. By definition, an aphrodisiac (named for the goddess Aphrodite) is a food, drink, or substance that increases sexual desire. These food achieve their claims by reducing stress, increase blood flow or positively affect neurotransmitters. 

All of these effects can improve libido, closely tied to physical intimacy, which is an important and healthy part of a committed relationship. If during the stress of day-to-day life you let intimacy with your partner take a backseat, then you could be neglecting an important way to reconnect with one another. On this week's journal, we will list some of the natural sources of aphrodisiac substance. Read on!

1. Dark Chocolate 

Ever wondered how eating chocolate makes you happy all of a sudden? Yes, it has got science attached to it. Researchers have found countless benefits linked to the consumption of chocolate, including the high phenylethylamine content that fuels the release of serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain, which helps in lowering down the stress levels. Cocoa relaxes blood vessels in our body which increases the blood flow through the arteries. However, be certain to choose dark chocolates that contain at least 65 percent cacao.

2. Avocado

Rich in vitamin E, boosting the immune system and helps give skin a youthful appearance are just a handful of benefits consuming avocado can give to you. This mushy fruit also contains high levels of folic acid, which can help metabolise protein, B6 and Potassium. This can increase male hormone production and regulate thyroid glands, two elements in both men and women which will contribute to sexual function, mood and libido.

3. Garlic

Garlic has so many health benefits that you should consider consuming it regularly, including stirring up the desire in both genders. Garlic contains allicin which provides heat in the body and warms the blood. It optimises the body temperature which ultimately increases the blood flow to all sexual organs. For getting the best results, include this natural aphrodisiac in your daily diet. However, be reminded to wash away the pungent smell that may occur while eating them before interacting with your partner; you don't want the tip to backfire and ruin all your plans!

4. Maca

Originating in the Andes Mountains, South America, maca root has been used in that region for thousands of years. A standardized Maca root extract has a variety of active compounds and especially useful as an aphrodisiac supplement. Research have shown that Maca can increase sexual desire in both men and women. However, what makes it unique is that maca can increase the libido without affecting testosterone levels, making it appropriate for both men and women. Also, maca may help support fertility in men, as well as improving one's mood and overall sense of well-being.

5. Pasak Bumi (Eurycoma longifolia)

Research shows that from age 30, blood levels of the hormone decline at a rate of about 2% per year, varying from one person to another. People who smoke or drink heavily will lose more of this hormone more quickly. Muscle tone, energy and sex drive all begin to decline as testosterone decreases in the body. Regular exercise helps to keep a somewhat higher level of testosterone, as well as using natural supplements like our Relief Sari Pasak Bumi.

Having a long history of traditional usage, Pasak Bumi is often used as a remedy for the treatment of malaria, high blood pressure, fevers, fatigue, loss of sexual desire, and impotence. However, what excites most people about Pasak Bumi is that it significantly boosts sex drive and function in both men and women by building testosterone. Testosterone stimulates metabolism, promotes lipogenesis (fat burning), increases the formation of red blood cells, and accelerates muscle growth.

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