Just in time for summer, we teamed up with Lillian Zeltser, also known as the Aphrodisiac Expert, to learn more about the history and effectiveness of some plant-based aphrodisiac foods you can indulge in. After all, our sexual health is just as important as our nutritional health!
Lillian strongly believes in the connection between a healthy libido and our overall mental and physical health. She encourages everyone to give aphrodisiacs a try and find one that nourishes your own body, mind, and emotions.
“I believe that while there is no particular aphrodisiac that exists on Earth which can work equally well for everyone, there’s definitely one that will work for every individual!” Lillian shared.
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On a more scientific note, figs contain nutrients like fiber and iron to keep your heart healthy and fight fatigue so that you can stay awake late into the night.
Capsaicin, the chemical that makes chili peppers hot, is also linked to boosting testosterone and libido. This veggie will definitely spice up your sex life!
Some preliminary studies have shown that maca root supplements may increase libido in men, combat erectile dysfunction, increase sperm count, and relieve symptoms for menopausal women!
If you consider consuming maca root, consult your doctor before any supplementation and ensure that it is sustainably sourced from Peru.
So, which of these plant based aphrodisiacs are you going to try? Share your recipes on Instagram and tag us, @cookandculture!