Valentine's Day is this Friday! Here's a fun idea, try some of these foods out on your sweetie to see if they really work.
Red peppers have that bright red color, which makes you think of love. Experts say that chili peppers stimulate endorphins (the brain's feel good chemicals) and they make you perspire and speed up your heart rate, which mimics how you feel when you are aroused!
According to the California Avocado Commission, avocados have high levels of vitamin E that could help keep the spark alive because of its role in maintaining "youthful vigor and energy level."
Probably the most famous aphrodisiac, oysters have a high zinc content and many believe that they are great for love and fertility. It was recently found that oysters contain amino acids that trigger the production of sex hormones. So there MUST be something to eating oysters after all!
Go ahead! Give your Valentine some chocolate! Everything about chocolate is sensuous and silky....the taste, the smell! Dark chocolate has been shown to cause a spike in dopamine, which gives you feelings of pleasure.
In scientific studies, it's been shown that coffee can increase levels of dopamine, the neurotransmitter associated with the pleasure system of the brain. Coffee not only stimulates the body, but also the mind and puts you in a better mood.
Asparagus is a great source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, and thiamin and folic acid, which is said to boost histamine production which is vital for the ability to reach orgasm in both men and women. An English herbalist from the 17th century, Nicholas Culpepper, wrote that asparagus "stirs up lust in man and woman."
Indulge your Valentine with some red wine! Red wine is heart healthy, because it contains resveratrol, a polyphenol, that has antioxidant properties. For men, red wine helps the heart, and whatever helps the heart function better, also helps male sexual performance. For women, moderate consumption of red wine (one to two glasses a day) leads to an increase in sexual desire, and overall sexual function when compared to women who don't drink red wine.
And finally, strawberries. Strawberries have for many, many years been considered an aphrodisiac because of their numerous tiny little seeds, which was thought to symbolize fertility. Also literary and artistic references to strawberries as "fruit nipples" have been found. While there's no scientific proof that strawberries are an aphrodisiac, why not serve up some strawberries and whipped cream anyway?? They are so delicious....and RED---perfect for Valentine's Day!!
I hope these help you have a sexy, romantic evening with your sweetheart! Happy Valentine's Day!!