Lovers are just mad about saffron

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Guelph's Department of Food Science have identified two new aphrodisiacs – saffron and ginseng. Adding these magical ingredients to your diet may spice things up on your plate and in the bedroom.

The research, conducted by professor Massimo Marcone, will appear in the upcoming edition of the journal Food Research International. The research team analyzed hundreds of studies that investigated the sexual enhancement qualities of certain foods.

The study also looked into the aphrodisiac qualities of chocolate and wine. While tasty treats, these two substances are less likely to boost one's mojo.

"Aphrodisiacs have been used for thousands of years all around the world, but the science behind the claims has never been well understood or clearly reported," Marcone said. "Ours is the most thorough scientific review to date. Nothing has been done on this level of detail before now."

The researchers also found that certain foods act as aphrodisiacs among animals, including nutmeg, ginger, garlic and cloves.

So the next time you're planning on knocking boots with a partner, remember to stock up on these delicious food stuffs in addition to condoms and lube.

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