February 14, 2011 – Aphrodisiac foods began when Aphrodite the Greek goddess of love rose from the sea on an oyster and gave birth to Eros. Eros was the Greek god of love, lust and liberation.
In the Roman and Greek times belief was high on certain foods that increased sexual drive. It was believed that certain foods increased fertility and sexual prowess….hmmm.
I am not sure what to think but what I do know is that some foods enable and stimulate the senses rather than cause a physical sexual reaction. The way certain foods are presented and combined has always done the trick.
Let me try putting this into perspective; 112 sang Peaches and Cream, Lil Wayne likes lollipops and Sweet like Chocolate by Shanks and Bigfoot are among songs that create and stimulate these senses, and all have food aspects in them.
Here are some aphrodisiac foods:
Chilli peppers – due to the heat packed in these vegetables once consumed the face tends to flush, sweating occurs and heart pumps and blood flows towards the genitals.
Bananas – contain bufotenine, a chemical that acts on the brain to increase happiness, self-confidence and sex drive. (Banana
Sour grapes or wine – ‘Good wine is a good familiar creature, if it be well used’- William Shakespeare in Othello
Oysters -contain zinc needed for sperm production and it also releases testosterone in women.
Chocolate -contains caffeine and phytosteral that mimic human sex hormones
Olives – green olives make men more virile while black olives increase sex drive for women
Ginger – increases blood flow to the genitals in both men and women
Others include: shrimp, tomatoes, asparagus, apples, liquorice, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, sweet basil and celery among many
So this Valentine’s month, prepare and feed your love interest an orgasmic meal, with a combination of various sensuous
reactions, visual satisfaction, pleasing aromas, rich and savoury taste and sweet sweet music… And may the gods of love bless