Haven’t made your dinner reservations for Valentine’s day yet? Excellent! Why spend the most romantic evening of the year waiting for a table when you can make a gourmet dinner at home using tasty ingredients that “spice” things up in the bedroom? The quality of your diet plays an important role in the quality of your sex life and many foods can even stir libido. The following sexy superfoods are sure to please your palette AND have a positive effect on your sexual performance and satisfaction. By making your Valentine’s day meal an at home sensual culinary experience, you’ll spend less time waiting for the check and more time divulging in each other.
Listed below are a variety of ingredients that can be used in an assortment of cuisines and courses. Don’t worry if you aren’t the world’s best chef, many of these foods are delicious the way they come……raw.
Appetizers and Salads
Almonds: These nuts pack a punch. Almonds are nutrient-dense and contain zinc, selenium and vitamin E, all of which are vital for sexual health and reproduction. Slice some into a salad for a sexy starter!
Celery: This crispy veggie contains androsterone, a male hormone, that may cause your female partner to snuggle closer. Use it in a salad or use it to scoop up a tasty dip.
Arugula: This dark leafy green is full of antioxidants that can help block the absorption of certain environmental contaminants that are thought to be a burden on your libido. This spicy green provides the perfect bed for all your other salad ingredients.
Basil: Use this herb in any Italian or Thai dish to promote circulation and a long lasting erection.
Cayenne or other hot chili: Spicy peppers contain capsaicin which increase circulation and stimulate nerve ending so you’ll feel more turned on. Add these to any Thai, Indian or
Mexican dish to help spice up your night!
Oysters: These sensual sea snacks are rich in zinc, an important sexual nutriment essential for testosterone production in men and women. They go great with other seafood and can even be paired with a juicy steak for a delicious surf and turf entrée.
Tomatoes: Tomatoes contain lycopene, a member of the Vitamin A family, which certain studies claim help maintain prostate health. Lycopene is best absorbed when the tomatoes are cooked, so using these in a yummy pasta sauce is perfect for a romantic dinner.
Desserts and Drinks
Pomegranates: This sweet/tart fruit contains valuable antioxidants that protect the lining of blood vessels, allowing more blood to course through them resulting in increased genital sensitivity. Add them to a spritzer for a luscious cocktail.
Papaya: This exotic fruit mimics estrogen in the body and can increase the libido. Eat it as is for an erotic experience.
Strawberries: The bright red color of a strawberry is sure to ignite passion in your lover, and if that’s not enough reason to eat them, they have even been linked to higher sperm count in men. This fruit is excellent on its own, but can also be paired with anything in the dessert section of this blog!
Chocolate: This tasty treat contains phenylalanine, an amino acid that increases endorphins, and methylxanthines which boosts libido. Pair dark chocolate with strawberries and feed them to your lover for an unforgettable V-day dessert.
Remember to spend time savoring all the flavors and smells to excite your senses and desires. Feed each other, or better yet pick certain foods and eat them off each other (you can’t do that in a restaurant). Go easy on the garlic and make sure to eat light so you can spend the rest of Valentine’s night working up an appetite!