Let loving come naturally to you this Valentines Day

Let loving come naturally to you this Valentines Day

(Posted on 12/02/16)

With the natural trend increasing by the minute, Cornelius health and nutrition team can help you celebrate this Valentine’s Day in a more natural but desire-filled way this year.

Studies reveal that a significant proportion of women never achieve sexual fulfilment; combine this with the seemingly male preoccupation with sexual fulfilment and something is needed to help things along!  Natural aphrodisiacs found in plants, fruits, nuts and vegetables can be used to do just that!

Here are some of our favourites:

Everyone has heard that oysters are natural aphrodisiacs but did you know that along with being delicious and a superfood, raw cacao is a natural aphrodisiac? Cacao contains a molecule named anandamide that increases sexual intensity and phenylethylamine, known as the “love chemical”, alerts the mind and raises sexual urges considerably. So get baking for your sweetheart this Valentines Day and remember to replace the chocolate chips for raw cacao nibs!

Anyone for Ginseng tea?

Ginseng is well known to improve sexual desire and arousal in both men and women, as it increases blood flow to the genital region whilst aiding satisfaction and youthful vigour.

Need a little energy boost?

Vitamin B3 is necessary for energy metabolism and perfect to provide that energy boost, along with enhancing enzyme reactions in skin creating sexual flush. Obviously you want to know what you have to eat to get this magical vitamin B3; that’s easy – just eat some brown rice, anchovies, tuna, paprika, chicken or peanuts and there’s no stopping you!

Vitamin C is important for the synthesis of hormones androgen, oestrogen and progesterone, which are involved in sexuality, fertility and getting turned on, but not only this, it keeps joints limber and protects against day-to-day stress – what more could you want!

It's a win:win with this next one…

Vitamin E branded the “Sex Vitamin” not only significantly increases your sex drive but is an anti-aging antioxidant, which helps deliver youthfulness and vitality. Vitamin E is found in foods such as walnuts, sweet potato, broccoli and smoked salmon. 

Want one more final tip Ladies?

Light a vanilla candle to get your other half in the mood!  The scent of vanilla is recognised by the hypothalamus, a part of the brain that controls memory and emotion, which will get your man into the perfect pliant and happy mood.