From eggnog to lamb, it seems like our holiday staples should have us all jumping up from the table and running off to the bedroom to get it on with our partners after dinner. But maybe it doesn’t work because, like me, most of you eat too much at Christmas dinner? So, with that here are five traditional Christmas foods that are good for sex.
Eggnog is made from eggs, milk, cream, honey, vanilla, and nutmeg – all of which are considered to be aphrodisiacs. Eggs are a sign of fertility and also said to boost the libido; ayurvedic medicine says that milk strengthens reproductive tissue; honey helps metabolise oestrogen and may boost testosterone, both of which are important for sex drive; vanilla is considered to have a highly sensual smell; and nutmeg used to be used in India to treat low libido in men. So, basically, eggnog is the ultimate sex drink.
Leg of Lamb
Lamb is a great source of carnitine, which has been shown to improve testosterone receptors and increase sperm count.
Whilst oysters aren’t exactly a traditional Christmas food, they are probably the best known food aphrodisiac, with science proving it to be true back in 2005, when researchers discovered that oysters actually contain rare amino acids that make us produce higher levels of the sex hormones testosterone and progesterone.
Marzipan is made from almond paste and almonds are a well-known aphrodisiac. They are an ancient fertility symbol and some cultures even believed that the smell alone could get a woman hot and bothered. Traditional Indian medicine says that almonds boost sexual desire.
Ginger – one of the main ingredients in gingerbread and the one that gives it half of its name – increases blood flow throughout the body including, one would assume, in the genitals. So, if you feel a little blush coming on after devouring a gingerbread man, you now know why.