Get in the Mood: 8 Aphrodisiac Foods

It’s no secret that oysters or chocolate-dipped strawberries are synonymous with romance (and dare we say sex?), but here are eight other foods that can help kick start your love life in preparation for Valentine’s Day. Almonds Make sure you’ve got your trail mix handy. A helping of almonds every…

It’s no secret that oysters or chocolate-dipped strawberries are synonymous with romance (and dare we say sex?), but here are eight other foods that can help kick start your love life in preparation for Valentine’s Day.

Almonds

Make sure you’ve got your trail mix handy. A helping of almonds every day can help ensure active testosterone production. As well, the smell of almonds is supposed to be very appealing to women. Think macarons instead of chocolates this year, gentlemen.

Bananas

Everyone’s favourite phallic fruit is chalk full of potassium and Vitamin B, which helps sex hormone production. Bananas Foster for dessert on Valentine’s Day, perhaps?

Basil

The smell of fresh basil has the apparent ability to drive men wild. It’s also supposed to aid in promoting circulation so, well, you know…

Chilies

When you think about it, getting all hot and bothered after biting into a few tiny Thai chilies is kind of like getting passionate in the bedroom. Pop some of these spicy guys into dinner for increased heart rate and levels of excitement.

Foie Gras

Controversy aside, this rich delicacy has extremely high levels of zinc and iron resulting in increased nerve sensitivity. No wonder people always feel so frisky after dinner at Brasserie!

Garlic

Most commonly used for warding off vampires, daily consumption of garlic is also great for warding off sexual fatigue. Garlic also contains allicin, which helps to increase blood flow to certain organs. Just make sure you both eat it.

Pine Nuts

A popular aphrodisiac since the Middle Ages, the high level of fatty acids found in pine nuts can boost testosterone. With basil, garlic and now pine nuts on this list, you might as well just whip up some pesto for dinner on the 14th.

Truffles

This fancy finishing to a dinner plate allegedly boosts skin’s sensitivity. So, might as well ask for a few extra shavings of truffle on your meal if you’re planning on getting romantic later.

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