Love Foods

History is rife with the human pursuit of aphrodisiacs in many forms. Scientific tests have proven that some aromas can cause a greater effect on the body than the actual ingestion of foods.

Consider these options:

Champagne: viewed as the “drink of love,” moderate quantities lower inhibitions and cause a warm glow in the body. (gotta love those bubbles!)

Chocolate: contains both a sedative which relaxes and lowers inhibitions and a stimulant to increase activity and the desire for physical contact. It was actually banned from some monasteries centuries ago. (hmmm, why just monasteries!?)

Figs: seasonal crops were celebrated by ancient Greeks in a frenzied copulation ritual. (might not want to serve figs at your next house party 😉 )

Oysters: Some oysters repeatedly change their sex from male to female and back, giving rise to claims that the oyster lets one experience the masculine and feminine sides of love. (Androgyny anyone?)

Truffles: probably due to its rarity and musky aroma, it has long been considered to arouse the palate and the body. To sustain his masculinity, an ancient lover in lore was said to have gorged himself to death on Alba truffles during the wedding feast. (typical male behavior 😉 )

Banana: due not only to its shape, but also its creamy, lush texture, some studies show its enzyme bromelain enhances male performance. (no comment…)

So enjoy your Valentine dinner!

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