Have invited a special someone for dinner? Or, want to surprise your husband with a candle-light dinner. If you’re going to cook some delicious food anyway, why not cook something that is much more than just delicious. I’m sure you know the word Aphrodisiac.
In general almonds are packed with a lot of nutrients with several health benefits. Besides other benefits, almonds have been considered as symbols of fertility for long. It is said that the aroma from the roasted almonds can stir desire in the women.
I don’t think I even need to make a remark about its phallic shape. Aside from serving as a sex symbol, bananas are rich in Vitamin B, an important factor in the production of sex hormones. Besides, banana is rich in magnesium, potassium and many vitamins, certainly adding to your energy levels. Bananas are said to contain an enzyme bromelian which aids in testosterone production.
There is nothing better than feeding each other strawberries. Not only they taste good, their vibrant red and heart like shape makes for a perfect symbol of love. Apart from that strawberries can used to prepare a variety of desserts. They are also packed with vitamin C to keep you healthy.
Like strawberries you can also feed each other cherries. Cherries are rich in Vitamins like A, C & E, magnesium, potassium, iron folate etc. They also have melatonin, which is an antioxidant and helps in keeping heart healthy.
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If you love carrots, then there is great news for you. Carrots are not just great with their nutritional value; they can surely make things wonderful for your bedroom too, e.g. providing you that extra bit of verve. A brand new cardamom and carrot ice-cream has shown to improve sexual desire.
Well, it’s said that Casanova himself devoured more than 50 oysters a day to keep his romantic side at the best. Oysters are undoubtedly the most popular Aphrodisiac food. They are loaded with zinc and Vitamin B & E to keep you skin healthy and shining, keeping you beautiful as ever. They are also known to contain many amino acids which enhance sexual hormones production.
Figs is another fruit that’s taken as a symbol for sexuality and fertility for ages. The Bible itself accounts the use of fig leaves by Adam and Eve to cover them, ever since maintaining a reputation of a sexual stimulant. Many scholars also claim that they were the favorite food of Cleopetra, the sensual seductress queen. The fruit containing the seeds symbolizes fertility and sexuality, while its leaves symbolize modesty. Also, figs are rich in potassium and many antioxidants.
Honey is a rich source of boron which metabolized the female sex hormone, estrogen. You can add it to warm milk for an instantaneous sensual stimulant. In fact, honey is prepared through pollination, making it a symbol of reproduction. You must already be familiar with the term Honeymoon. The name comes from the alcoholic brew prepared from honey, which was given to newly wedded couples.
Avocado received its reputation as an Aphrodisiac food back during the era of Aztecs. The action might be attributed to its sensual pear shape or its delicious flavor, but a clear logic is yet to be established. Avocado is rich in vitamin E, which may be responsible for their role as Aphrodisiac food by keeping energy levels high and enhancing beauty.
Just the name of the chilli pepper is enough to bring a spark on your faces. This exotic spice with his sizzling stimulating effect and bright red color makes for a perfect symbol of love. On top of that chilli peppers are scientifically proven to stimulate endorphins that increase the heart rate and promotes sweating. This effect is somewhat similar to a sexually aroused state.
Chocolates have established themselves at the top of the list of Aphrodisiac foods. Be its sensual taste or its enchanting aroma, chocolate would just take your breath away. Apart from that dark chocolate is also known to cause an abrupt rise in dopamine levels that amplifies the pleasure feelings.
Pine nuts are rich in zinc which is known to enhance sexual drive. Another reason why these are included as Aphrodisiac food is the amount of labor put into procuring the oil-rich nuts from the pine cones.
Watermelon contains lycopene and it can help in dilating blood vessels and, thus, improving blood circulation. This effect is similar to Viagra, hence improving sexual experience.
Coffee contains caffeine which is a stimulant and increases the heart rate and improved the blood flow. Studies have suggested that caffeine can elevate the mood for sex in women.
There is no doubt that olive oil is packed with antioxidants and other nutrients that enhances health. According to the Greeks olive oil could also enhance male virility. Olive oil contains both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats that are essential in maintaining heart health, improving blood circulation, and aiding in hormone production.