FOODS TO GET YOU IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
Do certain foods put you in an amorous mood? Aphrodisiacs, named after the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, are foods said to spike your sexual desire. But do they really work?
Food science researchers have looked for connections that show certain foods lead to an increase in desire. While not necessarily the key to spicing up your love life, certain foods do have 'feel good' compounds, such as capsaicin in chili peppers that enhance bodily sensations or antioxidants in fruits like cherries, pomegranates, figs and strawberries that improve your blood flow. Others, like oysters, asparagus and figs simply resemble our more intimate body parts.
Here are eight of the most common foods said to be known aphrodisiacs. Whether they do put you in the mood or not is up for debate.
SPICY CHILLI PEPPERS
Experiencing an increased libido while eating these foods may be more of a placebo effect than anything else, but if a romantic dinner of oysters, asparagus and chocolate-dipped strawberries is on the menu for you and your sweetheart, then why not indulge?
While it won’t hurt to try a few of these every now and then, a more balanced diet is probably better in the long run. But with chocolate being on the “list” it gives me an excuse to eat more of it