Eat Your Way to Better Sex: 5 Surprising Aphrodisiacs

Want to set the mood on your next date? Add these libido-boosting items to the menu (7 Photos)

Madelyn Fernstrom on Feb 10, 2011 at 10:52AM

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Eat Your Way to Better Sex: 5 Surprising Aphrodisiacs

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Salami

This sandwich staple has been shown to spruce things up between the sheets. That’s right, in a recent Italian study about 25 percent of people sampled put salami at the top of their aphrodisiac food list. Why? Amorous shape aside, scientists say sticks of salami are actually rich in phenylethylamine, a crush-inducing chemical that gives the brain the feeling of being in love. To tap into this saucy benefit, munch on a tasty antipasto before your big meal.

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