Vegans don’t always get the best reputation when it comes to being sexy, though more and more actors, musicians, and athletes are helping to change the old, false stereotypes of hairy, scrawny hippies who hug trees because they can’t do better than bark. Truthfully, eating more fruits and vegetables can be very sexy.
Where does the healthy glow in the faces and skin of sexy people come from? Carotenoids! Fruits and vegetables provide these special pigments that make skin tone warmer and healthier-looking while antioxidants go to work actually making everything healthier beneath the surface. Vegans are more likely to be slimmer, and a good diet provides energizing, endurance-enhancing nutrients, keeps blood flow up, and protects against aging. So vegans can be pretty sexy. Some of the foods they eat aren’t too shabby either.
Figs – Open figs are said to resemble female sex organs. The soft pinks and reds may get blood flowing, but so does the iron and potassium in these juicy, sweet fruits.
Cacao – Chocolate stimulates the release of neurotransmitters and endorphins that make us feel good, very similar to the way we feel when falling in love. Chocolate is also dark, sweet, and sensual in every way. Use it wisely.
Avocado – The Aztecs called it the testicle tree and an open avocado resembles a womb. The soft, buttery fruit is rich in nutrients that improve blood flow, protect the heart, and boost hormone production too.
Coconut Oil – Coconut oil may not initially look like the sexiest substance on the planet, but watch how it melts in your hands and you’ll quickly change your mind. It makes a wonderful massage oil and personal lubricant that smells and tastes delicious. The healthy fats in coconut oil also boost energy and endurance, provide building blocks for hormones, and improve circulation. Careful with this one; things get slippery fast.
Berries – Berries and small succulent fruits have been tied to sexuality forever. The deep colors and sweet flavors that burst in your mouth make them a favorite bedroom addition. Blackberries, raspberries, and grapes all work well if you want to feed one another something sweet. Strawberries work well too, while also resembling nipples. Cherries have a strong connection to sexuality. All these berries and fruits are rich in antioxidants and many improve testosterone levels or boost sperm count. Combine them with dark chocolate if you dare.
Asparagus – These phallic greens have been recognized as aphrodisiacs for generations. They also contain folate, a B vitamin linked to sperm count, sex drive, and healthy orgasms.
Chili Peppers – The shiny, bright red colors of chilies make them visually stimulating, but their hot and spicy side gets blood flowing, actually reduces pain, warms things up, and releases a flood of endorphins into your system. Go easy though. Too much spice can stop things dead in their tracks.
Olives – Another bite-sized fruit, but these have a more savory kick. The healthy fats in olives and olive oil help boost hormone production.
Vegetable Soups – Sounds weird, I know, but smooth, velvety soup warms the body and coats the tongue and throat with delicious heat. Tomato, squash, tomato basil, and more may be the perfect meal to bring out the sexiness in you and your loved one.
Bananas – This fruit is even more suggestive than asparagus and the minerals and enzymes can boost your libido and keep you from cramping up when you need to be flexible.
Walnuts – Walnuts and almonds resemble male genitalia in many respects. Maybe that’s sexy and maybe it isn’t, but they also aid blood flow, balance hormones, and provide a good dose of zinc, which has been linked to male performance.
Tomatoes – Another red colored fruit that is juicy and so fun to nibble on, but they do much more. The lycopene in tomatoes is tied to prostrate health and virility in men.
Honey – Some may argue whether honey is vegan or not, but few people deny the sexiness of this sticky, sweet, and very lickable amber liquid. If you use it, it’s full of B vitamins to balance hormones and a sugary flavor that makes for plenty of fun.
Pine Nuts – These little guys are full of zinc, perfect for enhancing male potency. They also go into pesto sauce along with olive oil and basil. Basil has a warming effect on the body and increases blood flow while olive oil balances hormones. All three are a great combination.
Vanilla – The scent of vanilla alone is enough to arouse the senses and announce that love is in the air. The taste makes it even more of an aphrodisiac. Vegans can blend vanilla bean with frozen banana to make a soft-serve ice cream that frankly sizzles in or out of the bedroom.
Watermelon – The luscious pink of this fruit is juicy, soft, sticky, and sweet, all the right adjectives for something sexy. It, like tomatoes, also contains plenty of lycopene to boost prostrate health and virility.
These are just a few of the sexiest to choose from. What’s your favorite sexy fruit, vegetable, or even vegan meal that works for you?