We agree that chocolates, wine, yummy treats are a staple that can make your Valentine’ Day Dinner special. But do you know that adding certain foods to your menu can trigger the production of Oxytocin – often referred as love hormone!

Produced in the hypothalamus, a part of the brain- oxytocin is a hormone and neurotransmitter that plays a major role in spicing your sexual desires, helps in building stronger relationships and boosts empathy. Researchers believe that there is a strong correlation between the amount of oxytocin present and intensity of an orgasm in a woman’s body.

And if you are looking forward to up your levels of oxytocin on this very special day, add these following to your shopping list right away.  

Figs

Fig is known for increasing libido instantly. The richness of amino acids in figs improve the sexual health, stamina by triggering the levels of nitric oxide in the body.

Avocados

The buttery avocado plays a crucial role in boosting energy and sexual drive. Avocados are beneficial for both men and women as they are loaded with all essential fats, vitamins and minerals.

Watermelon

Watermelon is called as a natural Viagra by researchers, as it is loaded with citrulline, an amino acid which can relax and dilate blood vessels improving blood flow to the extremities, leading to heightened sexual pleasure.

Spinach

The abundance of magnesium in spinach lowers inflammation and increases the blood flow, which help men in improving their vitality.

Green Tea

Green tea is the perfect beverage to spice up your sexual drive. The three magical components in green tea such as caffeine-theanine and ginseng help in boosting libido and improve sexual health.

Foods For Her

Coffee is a great drink that can boost libido in women, by balancing hormones and increasing sexual desire.

Foods For Him

Nutty almonds are abundant in omega 3 fatty acids, and they trigger the production of sex hormone testosterone in men and improve quality and vitality of the sperm. Pumpkin seeds, high in zinc too can help in boosting libido.