February is associated with romance, love and close friendships. January’s health kick’s and fitness routines are slowly turning into cheeky little indulgences and time spent with your loved ones instead of the gym. It’s often said ‘the way to someone’s heart is through the stomach’ and I can believe it. But what foods do you choose this year? Oysters? Too obvious. Champagne? You don’t want to undo dry January’s hard work. Caviar? We’re still getting over December’s credit card bills. What are the alternatives?
Apart from having an almost phallic shape and a propensity to give you pongy pee, asparagus has a well founded reputation for increasing sex drive. Asparagus is rich in Vitamin E, folate and glycosides which increases the sexual hormone production in men and women. It was consumed by bridegrooms in the 19th century before the big night long before any diamond shaped blue pills were invented.
The Aztec ruler Montezuma knew all about the aphrodisiac properties of chocolate. He would consume as much as 50 cups of cocoa elixir before playtime at his harem. Cocoa contains huge amounts of phenethylamine, which releases the same hormone as when you fall in love or during sexual intercourse. Chocolate contains flavonoids which are potent antioxidants adding to its healthy profile. The darker the chocolate, the greater the antioxidant content.
The wild card. This spicy peppery salad leaf is the sexy introvert that hides lothario levels of vitamins A and C required for the production of sexual hormones, and Zinc, Magnesium and Potassium essential for keeping everything downstairs in rude health. It’s always the quiet ones you have to watch out for!
The Ones To Indulge In…
You only live once and why not indulge in champagne, oysters and caviar? Champagne with its luxurious fizzy sexiness, oysters with its salty intimate texture and caviar is, allegedly, best served at room temperature and eaten off the bare skin of your lover. Expensive they may be, but they’re a lot more palatable than the macabre Yarsagumba which may prove to be the most powerful natural aphrodisiac ever discovered.