6 Uncommon Edible Aphrodisiacs

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You’ve heard of strawberries, chocolate and oysters, but what about other foods that add some fire in the bedroom? Check out some surprising ones that made our list.

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Chili Peppers
If you like it hot in the bedroom, then chili peppers might be your best bet for heating things up. Chilies contain capsaicin, a compound that makes the peppers spicy. Capsaicin will also raise your heartbeat, cause you to perspire, and release endorphins that may trigger feelings similar to those experienced during sexual arousal. Chili peppers are good for you, too — they contain antioxidants, flavonoids and double the amount of vitamin C found in citrus fruits.

The avocado has long been considered an aphrodisiac. Its ancient Aztec name, ahuacatl, actually means “testicle,” and the fruit was associated with fertility. Avocados are also considered to be a super food because they are high in antioxidants, fiber and monounsaturated fat. This “good” fat has been linked to a reduced risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. So even if an avocado doesn’t do anything for your sex life, it’ll still be great for your health!