and Sex Revisited
Love foods, also known as aphrodisiacs,
have been around for centuries. The word aphrodisiac comes from
the Greek goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite. Love foods are foods that
get you in the mood.
Now, although there is no conclusive evidence that any food is an
aphrodisiac, many of us love diehards continue to argue that
there is such a thing. Regardless, what the final verdict is ... itís
amazing what one can do with the power of imagination.
Here are just a few love foods which you may want to try out and
if you already have, perhaps next time youíll experience them in a
Caution: These foods may improve your love life!
CELERY - Celery contains the hormone, androsterone, a
hormone that is naturally produced in males, and apparently stimulates
arousal in women.
ONION - Thousands of years ago in France, newlyweds were
served bowls of onion soup on their wedding day to restore their sexual
RADISH - The radish was a divine aphrodisiac used by
Egyptian pharaohs Ö thought to stimulate the palate.
ASPARAGUS - Asparagus is the zodiac love food for
Capricorns. In the 19th century, bridegrooms would often eat up to three
servings of asparagus because of its aphrodisiacal powers.
BANANA - Aside from its phallic shape, a banana is lush
and creamy. The fruit also contains an enzyme called bromelain which is
said to enhance male performance.
GRAPES- Grapes are the love food for the zodiac sign
Sagittarius. Whenever I see grapes, it conjures up the picture of
Cleopatra stretched out on her day bed being fed by Marc Antony and other
ORANGE - Oranges are the love food for Aquarians.
PEAR - Pears are the love food for those born under the
sign of Gemini.
HONEY - Honey has been connected with love, sex, and
sexuality since the days of the Bible. It is said that Attila the Hun
drank himself to death with honey on his honeymoon.
VANILLA - Vanilla is considered to have aphrodisiacal
powers. It is often found in beauty products, perfumes, and oils because
of its aromatic properties.
CHILI PEPPERS & BLACK PEPPER - Spicy foods are often
associated with aphrodisiacal qualities because they stimulate our nerve
endings, causing our heart rate to increase and body to sweat Ö similar
to the feelings we experience before and during lovemaking.
GARLIC - Garlic was used as an aphrodisiac by the
Egyptians, Romans, Chinese, and Japanese. The fact is garlic makes food
tastier, increases our appetite, and leaves us with an overall good
PINE NUTS, ALMONDS, PUMPKIN SEEDS - Pumpkin seeds and
other nuts are the love food for the zodiac sign Libra. The pine nut has
been used for centuries to make love potions and is often referred to as
the kernel of love. One love potion remedy included drinking a glass of
honey with 20 almonds and 100 pine nuts. Something one would supposedly
see on an episode of the reality TV show Survivor.
CHOCOLATE - Did you know that Casanova adored chocolate?
To many, chocolate has a sensuous taste. Chocolate is the love
chemical. Besides containing a stimulant phenylethylamine, Iíve
read that it also contains an ingredient that is similar to that of an
extremely mild sedative, hence relaxing and lowering oneís inhibitions.
Here's an interesting story. Legend has it that Montezuma, the Aztec
ruler, drank 50 cups of chocolate each day in order to satisfy his harem
of 600 women. And they say we women love chocolate!
Food, an aphrodisiac? You donít have to convince me. But if youíre
still not convinced, why not take a moment and reflect on what H.L.
Mencken has to say about love:
"Love is the triumph of imagination
So, what's going to be on your menu tonight?
Leona Hamel is a Romance Agent, speaker,
coach and author of The ABCís of Tease and Please - A Romance
Handbook, as well as a contributing author to A First Serving of
Milk and Cookies for Success. Passionate about human connection,
Leona works with men and women who want to explore their romantic
creativity and experience more passion, fun and success in their life.
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