Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but every day is the right day to feel and express love. . Aphrodisiac foods help us do just that. I am intrigued by the science behind aphrodisiac foods because it helps us understand the mechanism by which these foods help us experience passion to the fullest. I choose my four favorite aphrodisiac foods to include this day and every day you want to make your romantic experience soar!
Honey: An incredibly sensual food, thick and sweet it creates a strong sensory reaction from the first drop on your tongue. Honey contains important minerals and vitamins that help our body produce and metabolize both estrogen and testosterone which keeps our libido strong. Now that is sweet!
Avocado: Rich and delicious, avocados embody indulgence and are packed with vitamin E which increases healthy blood flow and helps the body produce sex hormones. Guacamole anyone?
Basil: Known as the love herb in ancient times, it spices up appetizers and main dishes alike while heightening libido by increasing blood flow and decreasing inflammation. Talk about spicy!
Chocolate: The fact that this decadent food can also help your libido is almost too good to be true! Chocolate has chemicals that increase the production of pleasure producing neurotransmitters in our brain. It also contains potassium which helps increase stamina and zinc which is linked to sex hormone production. You know what they say, “Everything is better with chocolate!”
Make a simple yet delicious Valentine’s Day dinner with all of the above ingredients!
Valentine’s Day Menu: