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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Have a Hot Valentine’s Day with These Top Aphrodisiacs

Spice up your Valentine's Day with Foodie Gossip's Top Aphrodisiacs 
Tis the season for love and we’ve got the food to help.  Aphrodisiacs are made to stir your longing and move your sex drive into gear.  If you’re hoping to get lots of sex this Valentine’s Day, make sure to include some of these sensual foods in your Valentine’s Day dinner.

Top Aphrodisiacs:

The word "caviar" derives from the Persian word "khav-yar", which means "cake of strength." It is said to help us restore our physical power and enhance good health. Caviar is a famous party food.  Loaded with vitamin A, zinc and omega-3 fatty acid, it is believed to increase blood flow to the genitals and stimulate the formation of testosterone.

Oysters have long been considered a very effective aphrodisiac. What makes oysters such a popular aphrodisiac is the fact that these slimy mollusks contain a high level of zinc. Any food rich in zinc has a beneficial effect on the libido. The slippery texture can evoke all sorts of dirty sexy ideas.

Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper not only sets your mouth on fire, but it also improves your sexual health. It can heat up your entire body, increase your blood circulation and make your erogenous zones become more sensitive. But careful not to overdose on this type of aphrodisiac – it’ll dehydrate you. There’s nothing sexy about a water buffalo.

Whether bananas made the list due to the phallic shape of the banana flower, or the more practical reasons that they are rich in potassium and B vitamins which are necessities for sex hormone production, the banana has long been considered as an aphrodisiac food.  A banana is a nutritious way to begin foreplay.

The Aztecs referred to chocolate as the “nourishment of the Gods”.  People have loved chocolate throughout the centuries.  Recent research is suggesting that chocolate contains chemicals that affect the neurotransmitters in the brain. Combine chocolate with other aphrodisiacs such as chili, ginger, or wine and you’ll be havin’ the sex fo’ sho’.

Ginger root has been scientifically proven to be a stimulant to the circulatory system.  If your blood is already pumping, then you’re half way there. And if your man is a pothead, you may want to double the dose.

The Chinese have used licorice for medicinal purposes since ancient times. Chewing on bits of licorice root is said to enhance love and lust, and is particularly stimulating to woman. You may not like her breath, but it’ll get your woman in the mood for some lovin’.

Nutmeg was highly prized by Chinese women as an aphrodisiac.  In quantity, nutmeg can produce a hallucinogenic effect.  It has all the loving taste of the Holidays without all the stress. Give yourself a heavy dose if you’re taking home coyote ugly.

Asparagus has been told to stir up lust partly because it is so hot, long and green(?). It is rich in potassium, folic acid and vitamin E, it can stimulate sex hormones as well as enhance your general well-being.

A glass or two of wine can increase the desire of anyone partaking.  It has the power to make you more playful while the red variety even contains antioxidants.  Wine or any other form of intoxicant will only raise your chances of play. That’s why one-night-stands are so common among winos.

Here are some other aphrodisiacs to try if you’re really feeling adventurous:
Arugula (Rocket) (Eruca sativa)
Cow cod soup (Jamaican Aphrodisiac)
Deer penis and antlers (in Taiwan and China)
Lamb, high in zinc, which is a known aphrodisiac.
Lettuce, considered an aphrodisiac in Ancient Egypt
Mannish Water (goat soup, Jamaican Aphrodisiac)
Mead (especially spiced mead varieties)

Watch out for Anaphrodisiacs – they’ll cool the oven when it comes to lovin.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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