You don’t need to be planning a wedding to crave a meal that puts romance on the table.
February is finally here, and that means a month of love for many happy couples around the world. Valentine’s day isn’t just a time to shower your other half with affection and presents, it’s also a time where you can pamper each other with indulgent, once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
What better way to celebrate the warmth and sensuality that February brings than with a tantalizing feast designed to tease the tastebuds and build your appetite for an evening of passion. Here are just some of the foods that you might want to consider for a love-themed menu.
Oysters are easily one of the most notorious aphrodisiacs in the world. Packed full of great natural minerals like zinc, this seafood has earned a reputation as a powerful source of love and fertility. Researchers even found that oysters may contain amino acids that trigger the production of sexual hormones like estrogen and testosterone.
2. Chili Peppers
Whether you’re celebrating the sensual warmth of a long-standing relationship or the fresh sizzle of something new, chili peppers are a great way to enjoy the heat of romance on your plate. The invigorating spicy of chili is a natural symbol of love. What’s more, the capsaicin in chilis stimulates the release of feel-good chemicals in the brain called endorphins, speeding up your heart rate as you eat.
Honey has countless connotations with love, which is what makes it such a great addition to a romantic meal. The word “honeymoon” comes from the traditional practice of giving a bride and groom honeyed mead on their wedding night. This natural sweetener also contains boron, which offers a natural energy boost, and helps to regulate testosterone and estrogen levels.
The humble avocado has earned a lot of attention in the culinary world recently, as an excellent source of healthy fats. As far back as Aztec times, avocados have been hailed as an aphrodisiac, which may be because their high levels of vitamin E are perfect for supporting energy and stamina, as well as ensuring you keep hold of your youthful vigor.
There’s a reason why chocolate is the traditional Valentine’s day gift. From it’s rich and silky taste, to its sensual aroma, there’s something inherently seductive about chocolate. What’s more, scientists have clinically proven that a bite of dark chocolate could be enough to induce feelings of pleasure in the person who eats it. If you weren’t already thinking of giving your loved ones chocolate this month, it might be worth adding something sweet to your evening meal.
6. Olive Oil
Finally, olive oil might not be the first thing you think of when you’re looking for the food version of love, but this delicious substance is packed full of antioxidants, and the Greeks believed that it helped to make men more virile. Olive oil is a fantastic source of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, which is important for blood flow, hormone production, and even a healthy heart.
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Meta: Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to treat your loved one to a taste of something special.