They say that the way to your beau’s heart is through his stomach. But if you want to make sure that he doesn’t collapse on the sofa in a food-induced coma after eating the meal you lovingly prepared, try these sexy super-foods to ensure he’s ready for a bit of amorous fun and make this Valentine’s night one to remember!
Salmon not only looks and tastes wonderful but it is packed full of Vitamin B which helps the body to manufacture sex hormones, assisting both men and women to reach orgasm and improve sexual stamina. Salmon is also a great source of l-arginine which causes dilatation in the blood vessels allowing greater blood flow to the sexual organs and increasing erection firmness. Great if you’ve a long evening planned!
Kiwis contain high levels of vitamin C which boosts fertility, particularly for men, and improves the quality of sperm. So girls why not hand feed your man a couple of slices of this slippery fruit tonight. Other sources of vitamin C include citrus fruit, red berries and ginger!
Aztecs called avocados testicle fruit due to their shape and used them as an aphrodisiac and they weren’t far wrong. Avocados have high levels of Vitamin E which supply the sex organs with sufficient levels of oxygen and increases endurance and stamina. Hazelnuts and asparagus are also high in vitamin E and asparagus is a sensual food to share together – particularly if you feed it to each other.
Not only are mangoes sexy to eat but because they are high in betacarotene they help in the production of the sex hormones oestrogen and testosterone. Just the thing to get you in the mood.
Chilli contains capsaicin which provides the body with an euphoric high and causes the body to release endorphins. The effects of capsaicin mimics the body’s reaction to sex by increasing heart rate, stimulating nerve endings and causing you to sweat so make sure you spice up your menu this Valentine’s Day.
Spinach is a great source of potassium which invigorates your sexual appetite and raises semen production. A lack of iron can cause anaemia which results in a lower libido. Packed full of iron, spinach can help counter this. Add spinach to your Valentine’s Day menu to get the most out of your evening.
Tomatoes were originally known as love apples and for a very good reason. They contain high levels of lycopene which is a powerful libido enhancer, raising your sex drive and making them the perfect aphrodisiac.
This classic lovers treat is packed full of phenylethylamine known as the love drug because it raises our body’s natural endorphins and seratonin, another feel good chemical. It is no wonder is that chocolate was a favourite of the infamous seducer Casanova. Other foods that contain phenylethylamine are yellow cheeses, red wine and red berries.
These seeds are packed full of zinc which is believed to prevent impotency and infertility in men and help sustain sexual desire in women – though boys, it will not create it if the desire is not there in the first place! Used since the Middle Ages to stimulate the libido, sprinkle them liberally over salads, pasta, in couscous or over vegetables for a night of va va voom.
Honey contains essential vitamins and minerals and provides an instant energy boost making it the perfect all-round sex food. After all, it’s not called the honeymoon for nothing! In medieval times people used to drink honey to promote sexual desire and some studies suggest it raises testosterone levels in the blood.
AND WHAT FOODS TO AVOID…
Foods high in fat, salt and sugar can impede you libido and delay orgasm so steer clear of anything deep fried, with rich creamy sauces or highly refined carbohydrates which will leave you more lethargic than lusty. Also limit the amounts of alcohol and stimulants such as coffee as they will also cut your carnal appetite.
- Visit us on Tuesday 13th February to get our Valentine’s Day Menu to incorporate these libido increasing foods…
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