Who doesn’t want to eat well? And for that matter, have great sex? Baby boomers are starting to age into their sixties and Americans are hitting retirement age in record numbers. This group will influence the majority of new products which will be introduced in 2011, including food. Because of the economy, many of these individuals will continue to work and will require foods that provide their bodies with energy and stamina to get them through the day and night. As sales of Viagra and other sexual dysfunction medication are on the rise, boomers want to eat foods that help them stay in shape for their nighttime activities, too.
Look for food products to make bedroom performance claims in the years to come. Obviously there’s the old standbys of chocolate, wine and oysters. However, there are many more foods that help keep the engine running. Honey, certain teas, figs and pomegranates are loaded with vitamins and minerals required to produce sex hormones. Nutmeg has gained press coverage recently for its reputation as a female aphrodisiac. And some people find produce erotic—bananas, cucumbers and carrots really speak for themselves.
The term “honeymoon” supposedly came from Europeans who drank honey wine during the first part of their marriage to improve their sexual moxie. Although there’s probably more old wives tales than proof of the link between food and passionate sex, that’s no reason why you should shy away from these love potions and sex-enhancing foods. Can you really cook up a great orgasm in the kitchen? I’d say the answer is, “yes.”