An Aphrodisiac-Filled Valentine’s Day Menu
This time of year, the chatter of aphrodisiacs is constant. But how can you incorporate these foods into a well thought-out romantic dinner? We’ve got you covered.
Click through for the foods that will boost your libido this Valentine’s Day as well as the recipes that will woo your sweetheart.
Oysters: One of the more famous aphrodisiacs, oysters are filled with amino acids that trigger the production of sex hormones.
Avocado: Filled with B6, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids, it’s the zinc and vitamin E in avocado that fuels the sex drive and increases the intensity of orgasms.
Tomato: Known as the “apple of love,” the tomato helps with sexual performance.
Chili Peppers: Hot indeed! The capsaicin found in chili peppers also stimulates sexual arousal by prompting the release of feel-good endorphins.
Curry: The ingredients in curry like garlic, ginger, chili and cardamom are known to enhance sex drive.
Chickpeas: They may be high in protein and fibre and low in fat but they are also high in zinc – the sex mineral.
Honey: This sticky stuff contains boron, which helps regulate testosterone and estrogen.
Salmon: The popular fish is filled with calcium as well as vitamins A, D and B – all known to help with libido.
Figs: These are filled with iron and antioxidants as well as potassium. They may help play a role between the sheets.
Arugula: The minerals and antioxidants found in arugula block contaminates that could harm libido.
Vanilla/Chocolate: Chocolate is a very well known libido-booster, but what is more uncommon is the mix of chocolate and vanilla – ancient Aztecs mixed vanilla and chocolate to make a potent aphrodisiac drink.
Bananas: The phallic shape implies this fruit would assist in sex drive. Bananas are filled with bromelain enzyme and chelating minerals, which are known to boost male libido.
Pomegranates: These tiny seeds are filled with zinc, which fuels men’s libido, as well as polyphenols such as flavonoids and tannins, which boost female libido.