The Best Libido-Boosting Foods To Get You In The Mood

Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

by Natalia Lusinski
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You probably know that Valentine’s Day is all about chocolate. And if you want a delicious libido booster, it can help. Research has found that women who consumed chocolate had higher Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) scores than women who did not.


While you’re eating the chocolate, why not add some strawberries? They, too, have been found to have aphrodisiac properties dating back to the 13th century. In both ancient Rome and France, the fruit symbolized fertility. They’re also good for you and rich in antioxidants, which also ups the libido.



As if you needed another reason to eat avocado toast. The theory that avocados are an aphrodisiac dates all the way back to the Aztecs, from the 13th to 16th centuries. Plus, they’re rich in vitamin B6, potassium, and monounsaturated fats, which help promote good body circulation.


Oysters have long been considered a natural aphrodisiac, dating back to the 18th century. Researchers believe this may be due to the high level of zinc in oysters, as well as how oysters can increase dopamine production, which can help promote sexual arousal.


Caviar is another food to put you in the mood. Although it’s a more expensive choice, it could be worth it. It contains vitamins B5 and B6, which help balance hormone levels, which can help your sex drive. Plus, it’s a great source of energy-boosting vitamins and nutrients, too.


Green tea can help up a woman’s libido due to the L-theanine in it, which can help with mental alertness and arousal while reducing stress. Plus, green tea is full of antioxidants and can help reduce inflammation.


If you’re more of a coffee person, good news — for some people, it can help get them in the mood. This can be due to factors like giving you more energy, endurance, and motivation.


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