arugula, an aphrodisiac foodAphrodisiac effects of arugula

Arugula, or rocket as the saucy Brits call it, was a popular aphrodisiac among the ancient Romans and ancient Egyptians. It was quite often associated with Priapus, a minor Roman god of fertility.

Today most proponents of arugula downplay its natural aphrodisiac properties, promoting the lettuce instead as an aid for digestion. Arugula is also said to help clear the mind. And although neither of these curative properties specifically raises sexual energy, they are both attributes that promote the right mood for romance.

But arugula is also a bit of a powerhouse when it comes to the nutrients necessary for a thriving sex life. It is rich in vitamins A and C, which are essential for sex hormone production. In addition, it delivers many minerals that are important to put the body in its sexual prime. Its a source of zinc, excellent for promoting good blood flow to the nether regions, as well as sex-aiding minerals magnesium and potassium. Arugula also contains compounds that are thought to help exert antioxidant activity. So eating this leafy green will help keep you young and gorgeous. Isn’t that reason enough to nosh on this tender, spring green?

Just taste this delicate yet spicy lettuce and there should be no question of its natural aphrodisiac abilities.

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