Aphrodisiac Foods that turn you on…

Aphrodisiac Foods
Aphrodisiac Foods And What They Claim To Do.

The following is a list of foods that reportedly act as aphrodisiacs. Some are said to be aphrodisiacs simply because of their shape and some because of their aromas, while others claim a chemical basis for their ‘love’ powers. This is by no means a complete list and, unless otherwise noted, there is no readily available research to back up their claims. 

Aniseed
Also known as anise, the ancient Greeks and Romans believed that you could increase desire by sucking on anise seeds. Aniseed does include estrogenic compounds (female hormones), which have been reported to induce similar effects to testosterone. 

Avocado
The avocado tree was called a ‘testicle tree’ by the Aztecs because its fruit hangs in pairs on the tree, resembling the male testicles. Its aphrodisiac value is based on this resemblance. 

Bananas
In addition to the phallic shape of the banana itself, the banana flower also has a phallic shape. Bananas are rich in potassium and B vitamins, which are said to be necessary for sex-hormone production. 

Basil (sweet basil)
For centuries, people said that basil stimulated the sex drive and boosted fertility as well as producing a general sense of well being. The scent of basil was said to drive men wild, so much so that women would dust their breasts with dried and powdered basil. Basil is one of the many reported aphrodisiacs that may have the property of promoting circulation. 

Cardamom
Cardamom is an aromatic spice. Certain cultures deem it a powerful aphrodisiac and also claim it is beneficial in treating impotence. It is high in cineole, which can increase blood flow in areas where it is applied. 

Chocolate
Chocolate has forever been associated with love and romance. It was originally found in the South American rainforests. The Mayan civilizations worshipped the Cacao tree and called it ‘food of the gods’.
 
Researchers have studied chocolate and found it to contain phenylethylamine and serotonin, which are both ‘feel good’ chemicals. They occur naturally in our bodies and are released by our brains when we are happy or feeling loving or passionate. It produces a euphoric feeling, like when you’re in love. 

Carrots
The phallus-shaped carrot has been associated with sexual stimulation since ancient times and was used by early Middle Eastern royalty to aid seduction. 

Chili peppers
Eating chili peppers generates physiological responses in our bodies (e.g sweating, increased heart rate and circulation) that are similar to those experienced when having sex. The capsaicin they contain is responsible for the effects and is also a good pain reliever. Another reported effect of eating large quantities of chili peppers is an irritation of the genitals and urinary tract that could feel similar to sexual excitement. 

Cucumbers
Aside from its phallic shape, the scent of cucumbers is believed to stimulate women by increasing blood flow to the vagina. 

Figs
Figs are another fruit that claims aphrodisiac qualities based on its appearance. An open fig is thought to look similar to female sex organs.
 

Garlic
Long ago, Tibetan monks were not allowed to enter the monastery if they had been eating garlic because of its reputation for stirring up passions. Garlic increases circulation. 

Ginger
People have deemed ginger root an aphrodisiac for centuries because of its scent and because it stimulates the circulatory system. 

Honey
In medieval times, people drank mead, a fermented drink made from honey, to promote sexual desire. In ancient Persia, couples drank mead every day for a month (known as the ‘honey month’ — a.k.a. ‘honeymoon’) after they married in order to get in the right frame of mind for a successful marriage. Honey is rich in B vitamins (needed for testosterone production) as well as boron (helps the body metabolize and use estrogen). Some studies have suggested that it may also enhance blood levels of testosterone. 

Nutmeg
In ancient China, women prized nutmeg an aphrodisiac, and researchers have found it to increase mating behaviors in mice. There is no evidence to prove the same happens in humans. In quantity, nutmeg can produce a hallucinogenic effect. 

Oysters
Romans documented oysters as aphrodisiacs in the second century A.D. They are known to be high in zinc, which has been associated with improving sexual potency in men. (An additional hypothesis is that the oyster resembles the female genitals.) Recently, mussels, clams and oysters have been found to contain D-aspartic acid and NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) compounds may be effective in releasing sex hormones like testosterone and estrogen. Scientists have not determined whether there are enough of those compounds in the shellfish to make any difference. 

Papaya
Papaya (like aniseed) is estrogenic, meaning it has compounds that act as the female hormone estrogen. It has been used as a folk remedy in promoting menstruation and milk production, facilitating childbirth and increasing the female libido. 

Pine nuts
People have been using pine nuts to stimulate the libido since Medieval times. Like oysters, they too are high in zinc. Pine nuts have been used for centuries to make up love potions. The Arabian medical scholar Galen recommended eating one hundred pine nuts before going to bed.

Do we have any ‘so called’ aphrodisiac foods in Nigeria? Please share.

 

– Culled from edenlifenigeria

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Peter Okoye set to wed next month!

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Peter Okoye, the better half of P-Square will finally walk his fiancé and mother of his two kids, Lola Omotayo, down the aisle and make his union with her official on the 17th of November,2013.

Peter Okoye, who recently proposed to Lola with a brand new Range Rover SUV, made the date official and indications are rife that the traditional marriage will be at the Arc Events Centre, Lagos, Nigeria, while the white wedding proper will host outside the country in early 2014.

A representative of the P-Square has confirmed the development and further said arrangements are in top gear to make the day an unforgettable one.

Kris and Bruce Jenner Seperate: happily living seperately!

BRUCE JENNER

He Finally Said

‘F**K THIS S**T’

EXCLUSIVE

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Bruce Jenner is a simple man who likes simple things, and Kris is the exact opposite, which is why, according to a very connected family source, Bruce finally said, “F**k this s**t” and he moved to Malibu.

Several family sources all confirm … Bruce has always been “a simple man” who likes 3 things — golf, racing cars and RC helicopters.  He has always shunned the “Hollywood life” and it makes him extremely uncomfortable.

Kris — in case you didn’t know — is ambitious … some say to a fault.  One family source put it this way:  “She’s on a freight train and Bruce finally wanted off.”

We’re told Kris wasn’t the one who wanted Bruce to move out, because it wasn’t good for the show or the Kardashian brand.  It was Bruce who just got sick of it.  It wasn’t that he was bossed around or got into big fights with Kris — it’s just that he wasn’t happy around her.

 

Aside from his hobbies, Bruce is now obsessed with re-establishing a relationship with his sons, Brandon and Brody, who were raised by their mom Linda Thompson and her then hubby David Foster.  We’re told Bruce and his boys now have “an adult relationship” and are finally getting along — and that’s what is making him happy.

 

 

 

 
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BRUCE JENNER

He Finally Said

‘F**K THIS S**T’

EXCLUSIVE

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Bruce Jenner is a simple man who likes simple things, and Kris is the exact opposite, which is why, according to a very connected family source, Bruce finally said, “F**k this s**t” and he moved to Malibu.

Several family sources all confirm … Bruce has always been “a simple man” who likes 3 things — golf, racing cars and RC helicopters.  He has always shunned the “Hollywood life” and it makes him extremely uncomfortable.

Kris — in case you didn’t know — is ambitious … some say to a fault.  One family source put it this way:  “She’s on a freight train and Bruce finally wanted off.”

We’re told Kris wasn’t the one who wanted Bruce to move out, because it wasn’t good for the show or the Kardashian brand.  It was Bruce who just got sick of it.  It wasn’t that he was bossed around or got into big fights with Kris — it’s just that he wasn’t happy around her.

Aside from his hobbies, Bruce is now obsessed with re-establishing a relationship with his sons, Brandon and Brody, who were raised by their mom Linda Thompson and her then hubby David Foster.  We’re told Bruce and his boys now have “an adult relationship” and are finally getting along — and that’s what is making him happy.

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10/8/2013 3:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

KRIS AND BRUCE JENNER

SEPARATED

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Sources say Bruce and Kris have been separated since June and they are reiterating what we are told from others — that there is no plan to divorce. 

3:39 PM PT   
Sources connected to Kris and Bruce tell TMZ … Kris — who is the moving force in the separation — has NOT contacted a divorce lawyer.  We’re told as of now she’s fine with the status quo.  Fact is … they’ve been separated for awhile, and Kris and Bruce don’t want to screw up their reality show … which is raking in $40 mil for the family.

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Kris and Bruce Jenner have separated.

The couple issued a statement saying, “We are living separately and we are much happier this way.”

Sources connected with the family tell TMZ … Bruce has been living in Malibu full-time and spending a lot of time with his sons Brody and Brandon.  Kris is firmly planted in Calabasas with her daughters.

We’re told Bruce has privately told his sons living away from Kris was just the way the relationship evolved.

In their statement, they say they will continue to have love and respect for each other.

It’s unclear how the split will impact their reality show.

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Shortly before news of the split came out, Kris was spotted cruising solo through Calabasas … or as she and Bruce now call it — her side of town.

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BRUCE JENNER

‘I’M FINALLY FREE’

Bruce Jenner told people at an event over the weekend, “I’m finally free to do what I want and live life the way I want.” 

Bruce and his sons were at Virginia International Raceway — Bruce was racing a Lamborghini during the events.  Bruce was hanging at the Lamborghini tent with a bunch of girls.  

Bruce made it clear to several people in the tent … his life is now different from the way it had been for years.  He said he was getting closer to his sons — something he hadn’t done when they were growing up, which caused a major problem in their relationship.

Bruce did not reveal he was separated from Kris, but the people present said it was shocking how open he was about how different his life was now, and how open he was in “flirting” with the girls.

One last thing … a well-placed source who works on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” told us Bruce became extremely open about living on his terms after his most recent cancer bout last month … which could explain why suddenly Bruce and Kris revealed the separation.

Kris Jenner Breaks Silence: Khloe Kardashian “Very Strong” Amid Lamar Odom Marriage Crisis

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Kris Jenner has broken her silence on daughter Khloe Kardashian’s marriage crisis with Lamar Odom.

“She is resilient, but she’s very strong,” Jenner tells E! News. “She’s very sensitive, and she loves really hard, and she feels with all of her soul, but she also has the ability to put that game face on and go out there in the world and do what she needs to do.”

Outlets have been pumping out a ton of false rumors about Kardashian as she deals with the Odom drama, while a preview for this week’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” hints at the couple’s problems.

During a chat with fans on Tuesday, Kardashian said she was “trying my best” during the “hard times.”

Kim Kardashian Shares NEW Picture of Baby North West — SEE PHOTO!

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Kim Kardashian shared a new photo of baby North West on Friday.

 

“I missed waking up with my little [angel],” wrote the reality TV star on Instagram, along with a picture of the swaddled infant.

 

Kardashian and Kanye West’s daughter was first revealed in an image shown on grandma Kris Jenner’s talk show in August.

 

The couple has recently been in Paris for Fashion Week, missing their little one.