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5 Aphrodisiac Foods That’ll Spice Up Your Valentine’s Day

There are two sides of Valentine’s day: The innocent romantic side and the sizzling passion side. There are so many tips and ideas that you can take inspiration from to express your love. However, there is this one tip that not many might know of. Aphrodisiac effects. Aphrodisiac is a type of effect that stimulates one’s sexual desire. Aphrodisiac effects are not only derived from food but also from essential oils like cinnamon, ylang ylang, rose and more. If you want to get the most out of your Valentine’s day celebration,

You can eat or incorporate these aphrodisiac foods in your planned valentine meal.

  1. Oysters

Oysters Foods



Long known as a love drug, Oysters are considered as a sensual food. Don’t be fooled by its appearance, it might be icky but it actually is good. Oysters are high in zinc which is vital for testosterone production and healthy sperm. Also, it improves dopamine levels which boosts libido in men and women.

 

  1. Chocolate

Chocolate

No surprise here. Chocolates are what almost everyone gets during valentine’s day celebration. While that could be attributed to the fact that it is ‘sweet’ and affordable, here’s the scientific reason for eating chocolate: Chocolate contains a stimulating chemical known as phenylethylamine, that stimulates the sense of excitement and well-being. And just for a shocker, it has more antioxidants than green tea or red wine.

 

  1. Asparagus

Asparagus

 

 

Here’s one reason to eat asparagus if you still struggling to eat healthy. High in vitamin B which is also known as folate, it helps in increasing the production of histamine which important for a healthy sex drive in men and women.



 

  1. Chilis

Chilis

Spice up your love life, literally. Capsaicin, a compound in chili, is the reason why tongue feels like it’s burning everytime you bite into a chili. But here’s what you might not know: Capsaicin also helps in releasing chemicals that can raise your heart rate and trigger the release of endorphins that give you a natural high, which pumps libido.

 

  1. Figs

Figs

Anciently speaking, figs was one Cleopatra’s favourite foods. It also believed that they are consumed as an aphrodisiac food for they resemble sexual organs. The ancient Greeks held more value for figs than gold as they believe they were good for fertility.

 

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