Pumpkin Pie Can Get You in the Mood, Study Shows

This Thanksgiving, if you want to get your lover in the mood, serve him some pumpkin pie.

A study published in Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality, showed the smell of pumpkin pie aroused men by enhancing penile blood flow, WPBF-TV reported.

Also topping the charts as a fragrance turn-on for men was the smell of lavender.

“Maybe the odors acted to reduce anxiety,” said Dr. Alan Hirsch, director of Chicago’s Smell and Taste Treatment Center. “By reducing anxiety, it acted to reduce inhibitions.”

However, men with erectile dysfunction could also benefit from eating pumpkin seeds, health experts say.

Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, which can increase testosterone and sexual desire, said Dr. Ralph Monserrat, who specializes in alternative medicine in Palm Beach, Fla.

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