The season for love is upon us, and what better way to show love than with food. Contrary to popular belief, different foods can enhance your appetite for love. This is called a food aphrodisiac because it increases intimacy and brings on passion. Food aphrodisiacs boost the feeling of sensuality and make you feel amorous towards your partner. Check out these top natural food aphrodisiacs to make your day of love as passionate as possible!
Strawberries, the unofficial fruit of Valentine’s Day, are packed with Vitamin C which is vital for blood flow to all regions of the body. Vitamin C is essential for the production of sex hormones. Which in turn releases chemical neurotransmitters in the brain that increase libido.
Dark chocolate has an ample amount antioxidants. Which exceeds those of green tea and red wine. Dark chocolate in particular, has been proven to cause a spike in dopamine which induces pleasure. It also contains a stimulating chemical called phenylethlamine. This naturally stimulates and enhances the sense of excitement.
Avocados have a reputation for sparking love and dating all the way back to the Aztecs. High in Vitamin E, avocados are known to boost energy levels when you need it most. Avocados also have very high levels of folic acid, vitamin B9, and vitamin B6 which assist in increasing testosterone production.
Yes, arugula! The antioxidants in this leafy veggie have been proven to block anti-contaminants that start the libido, says Walt Larimore, a medical journalist and physician. Throw some arugula into your next smoothie or perhaps in a pizza (DiFabio’s in Media, Giovanni Pizza, 484-444-0850) and watch the sparks fly.
No, we are not recommending lathering your partner in olive oil – unless you really want to. Instead, a tablespoon of olive oil is terrific to keep your heart pumping at fever pitch when you need it most. Olive oil was used by both the Greeks and Romans to light that ancient fire. Do as the Romans do!
It’s been said that figs were the fruit that caused original sin in the Garden of Eden, and not the apple. The fig’s texture and scent is very aromatic and can make anyone feel sensual. They are filled with potassium, and is an antioxidant powerhouse. Furthermore, they are high in amino acids boosting stamina and increase libido.
According to Science Daily, this lycopene king may have a Viagra-like effect on the body, as it relaxes blood vessels and improves circulation. A cool and refreshing treat contains citrulline amino acid. This helps to relax the blood vessels that increase sex drive.
Be sure to try try all of these food aphrodisiac options this Valentine’s Day! If you are looking for a romantic dining experience, visit us at DiFabios. We have a special Valentine’s Day a la Carte menu to excite and satisfy your taste buds. Use your imagination and blend food & fun this Valentine’s Day!