Mark your calendars! Valentine’s Day is coming up and that means it’s time to kick the romance into high gear. Whether you’re planning a night in with your sweetheart or a night out with someone new, you’ll definitely want to make sure your V-Day is filled with all kinds of loving goodness. And I have one word for you: aphrodisiacs!
Aphrodisiac foods are said to increase your flavor for lust, desire and love. And this list is all you need to get things going this Valentine’s Day:
Listen, we all know chocolate is delicious. But did you know that it’s believed to be an aphrodisiac? It’s been said that certain compounds in cacao can have an aphrodisiac effect. Perhaps that’s why chocolate is such a popular Valentine’s Day gift. Or maybe it’s just a great marketing ploy! Who knows? Either way, give chocolate a chance.
Did you know that honey was used during the Middle Ages to boost sexual desire? Yep, and people still believe today that it has the same lust-inducing effect! Be careful, though, when adding honey to your meals and desserts. It’s calorie dense and can contain toxins, so use it in moderation!
Bananas are rich in potassium and vitamin B, both of which are great for boosting energy levels. And as you know, if you’re going to be participating in extracurricular activities this V-Day, you’ll need all the energy you can get! Bananas also contain an enzyme called bromelain which, according to some health experts, can trigger testosterone production.
Avocados are all the rage these days. They’re healthy and make a great spread on toast. They’re also considered an aphrodisiac and were allegedly used by the Aztecs to boost libido. So, what makes avocados great for sex? Vitamin E. It’s said to be great for upping your energy levels.
Back in 2008, researchers at Texas A&M University found that watermelon could cause Viagra-like effects. The fruit is known to relax blood vessels and increase circulation. So, if you’ve got a craving for watermelon this Valentine’s Day, you should probably go for it!
Artichokes may not sound like the most appetizing food to some people, but they’re actually delicious! Not only are they great to eat, but they’re packed with vitamins that are essential for blood flow. And, as you may have noticed from previous entries in this list, vitamin-rich foods tend to fall on the aphrodisiac scale. Artichokes are one of them!
Keep your Valentine’s Day meal sexy and healthy with a little asparagus! In addition to its high fiber content (which is great for digestion), it’s a great source of Vitamin E and is believed to do wonders for your libido. Get some tasty asparagus on a grill and you should be good to go!
Regardless of food’s ability to get increase your taste for lust on Valentine’s Day, there’s nothing sexier than sharing a good meal with your sweetheart. So, eat to your heart’s content and enjoy each other’s company!