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In the world of food and drink, there are so many options to choose from. With an endless list of creations and unique dishes, it’s great to know some of them are aphrodisiacs. Imagine the excitement when you stumble across one that gives you hot flashes. I’m no expert but if it’s good it can take you there. It’s no surprise to find out there are more options for women than there are for men. Perhaps this is because Aphrodisiacs are named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Wondered why something you had eaten gave you a sudden rush of feel-good hormones? Look no further, the explanation is right here. We’ve narrowed it down to the top 7 aphrodisiacs for women you’ve got to try. Here we go.

Champagne: If bubbles could make the world a better place, Champagne would be a superpower. Nigerians are the second-largest champagne consumers in the world. Majority of these consumers are women. Infused with the holy grail combination potassium, zinc and magnesium, which are essential for specific female hormone production. It is also said that the yeasty bouquet of dry champagne accurately mimics the scent of female sex pheromones. Bottoms up.

Red wine: Mysterious and compelling, two glasses of red wine is all it takes to awaken your desire. The compound content in red wine enhance levels of sexual desire according to research. It increases blood flow to women’s erogenous areas, which leads to increased levels of desire. Moderation is key as taking more than two glasses will turn you off immediately.

Chocolate: I think the real reason why chocolate melts in your mouth is that it’s so good. No cap. It causes a spike in dopamine which promotes feelings of pleasure. Chocolate is loaded with anandamide and phenylethylamine, which boost serotonin levels – the feel-good hormone responsible for sexual arousal and the chemical released when people fall in love. Wow.

Ugwu/Pumpkin leaf: Pumpkin leaf also know as Ugwu is as good as a miracle drug. It’s power-packed with all you need to release some feel-good hormones. The vitamins and minerals include Potassium, Calcium, Folic acid, Iron, Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Thiamine, Niacin, Dietary fibres, Riboflavin, Copper, Manganese, and Proteins. Next time you eat Ugwu, don’t take it for granted.

Ginger: This root has some deep roots in improving your sexual desire. It impacts sexual performance and the ability to orgasm. Ginger also gives you a healthy heart and veins which helps blood flow quicker to sexual stimulation. It also helps blood circulation.

Pineapple: The only aphrodisiac that wears a crown, is a royal recipe to cure impotence. Pineapples contain Vitamin C and thiamine which release happy hormones and give a boost of energy. Known as a libido booster, it also contains manganese, which is revered for sexual health. Let’s not forget it makes you taste sweet in the middle, you know, you know.

Honey (Read as Money): Honey is said to be an aphrodisiac because it contains boron, which regulates hormone levels, and nitric oxide, which is released in the blood during arousal. However, it is a well-known fact that Nigerian women always appreciate and love money. We call it the ultimate aphrodisiac, seductive and irresistible by all. Am I right or am I right?

Which one will you try?