Yup, dark chocolate does in fact belong on this list. It’s not a myth! Chocolate contains a compound called phenylethylamine, which triggers the release of endorphins (the same happy-making chemicals released after a great workout) and feel-good dopamine.
Turns out there’s a reason people refer to “spicing things up” in the bedroom. Cayenne produces heat by increasing circulation and blood flow. Nutmeg and cinnamon are used in many cultures as an aphrodisiac. Just the aroma of the these spices could improve your mood, soothe nerves, and spark your sex drive.
Asparagus makes the list because it’s high in folate, a B vitamin that regulates the production of histamine. News flash: That’s the chemical that’s released during an orgasm.
Finally, walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats that boost dopamine and also arginine, an amino acid that increases the production of nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels and increases circulation.
May we suggest a steak dinner with a side of asparagus topped with pine nuts…with a spicy chocolate bar for dessert?