Provocative peek: 5 must-have foods to put your lover in the mood from Culinary Expert Zoe Rogers
Any sensualist’s diet should include these 5 aphrodisiacs on their menu:
Honey: Honey was known as the nectar of Aphrodite, this sticky and sweet, highly seductive, viscous substance with its sensual mouthfeel, brings a boost of energy from its natural sugar. Honey, is a symbol of procreation (Hint: think the birds and the bees…). Even how honey is sourced, by our friends the honeybees smacks of romance: Honey bees collect pollen and nectar in the spring when most flowers are in bloom, and the honey bees use their long, tube-like tongues like straws, to suck the nectar out of specific flowers, and with a few more ingenious steps of the dance-for-honey, that only these bees know how to do, they create this golden, bewitching, elixir. The word “honeymoon” coined in ancient Greece, is credited to honey, because newlyweds there drank mead—“honey wine” thought to induce stamina—during their first month as marrieds.
Bananas: The naked banana reveals a fruit loaded with nutrients essential to sexual hormone production. While its enzyme bromelain increases a man’s libido. Hold a banana in your hand and its suggestive phallic shape will seduce you and prove to be sexually stirring.
Chocolate: In ancient history cacao beans were considered a gift from the Gods, worshipped, and considered extremely valuable, not only as the currency that they were used for, but as a sexual stimulant as well. In fact, the phenylethylamine (PEA) in chocolate releases the same hormone as does sexual intercourse, and turns on the pleasure sensors in the brain, though not all studies are in agreement as to how much chocolate must be consumed.
Oysters: The most exalted of love foods thought to represent both female and male sex organs is the oyster—some say the shucked oyster has a likeness to female pudena— while others see the oyster in its shell resembles the testicle. Oysters have always held a sexual mystique, the aphrodisiac allure and fame of oysters is their sensual texture, and their libido stimulating power when eaten as a dozen, abundant in zinc a vital nutrient for testosterone production and virility, oysters have a well-deserved reputation for creating a randy bedfellow.
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