10 Foods to Help You Get in the Mood

Feed your (sexual) appetite with these aphrodisiac eats.
  1. Black Truffles

    Photo by Steak with Friends: At Home with Rick Tramonto

    We’ll admit that the idea of fungi isn’t sexy – but the musky aroma of truffles definitely is.

    Try it in: Truffle Mac and Cheese

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  2. Honey

    Photo by Puff Cookbook / Ngoc Minh Ngo

    This sugary treat has long been associated with sexual desire – it was even referred to as the nectar of the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite.

    Try it in: Honey-Ginger Apple Croustades

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  3. Strawberries

    Photo by Sips & Apps: Classic and Contemporary Recipes for Cocktails and Appetizers / Angie Norwood Browne

    It was once believed that strawberries symbolized fertility thanks to their tiny seeds.

    Try it in: Strawberry Shag

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  4. Chocolate

    Photo by Wine Bites Cookbook / Kate Mathis

    This sweet treat can help boost energy—and give you an endorphin rush that’s similar to how you feel when you’re in love.

    Try it in: Dark Chocolate Mousse

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  5. Asparagus

    Photo by Time to Grill Cookbook / Tim Turner

    This vegetable boosts histamine production in your body, which makes you more orgasmic.

    Try it in: Asparagus and Potato Napoleons with Tarragon Vinaigrette

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  6. Salmon

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    This is the perfect libido-lifter since it’s packed with protein – a nutrient essential for stamina.

    Try it in: Maple Salmon with Nutty Couscous

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  7. Basil

    Photo by Hector Sanchez, Photo: Wolfgang Puck

    Whether it’s fresh or dried, this herb contains a number of libido-boosting nutrients.

    Try it in: Tomato Basil Eggplant Parmesan

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  8. Avocado

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    Centuries ago, avocados were considered a sensual food for their rich flavor and womanly shape.

    Try it in: Avocado Salad

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  9. Garlic

    Photo by David Loftus, Recipe by: Jamie Oliver

    A small amount of garlic is thought to be good for sex-promoting circulation – especially for men.

    Try it in: Honeymoon Spaghetti

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  10. Pomegranate

    Photo by The Barcelona Cookbook

    Forget the apple – it was once believed that the forbidden fruit of the Bible was in fact a pomegranate.

    Try it in: Pomegranate Martini

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