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The food of love – Top 3 aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day

The most romantic day of the year is fast approaching and if you’re planning a cosy evening for two, why not pepper the night with some libido-enhancing foods?

Forget candlelit restaurants and spa breaks for two. The perfect setting for seduction can be created in your very own front room with a few choice ingredients.

1. Salad Pot

Unleash your Greek god/goddess with a tomato, carrot, or a stick of celery. It’s true – the Greeks once considered the humble tomato to be the ultimate aphrodisiac and reputedly called them ‘love apples’. Apparently, a combination of plumpness, redness and juiciness render the tomato one of the sexiest fruits available. As for carrot and celery – well, the phallic shape says it all. Who knew you could seduce your partner with a nicely arranged salad!

2. Chocolate

Chocoholics rejoice – your love affair with the sweet stuff is about to get even sexier. Chocolate is a natural honeypot of phenylethylamine, the very same chemical the body releases in the first throws of love. A great idea for Valentine’s night is to dip strawberries in melted chocolate for a seductive snack – and who knows what you’ll do with all that left over melted chocolate?

3. Oysters

The next one is risky but effective – if you’re a dab hand in the kitchen, why not feed your lover with fresh oysters? Casanova himself was said to eat them by the dozen for their interesting effect on the libido. Packed with iron and zinc, oysters are said to boost fertility and get tired men in the mood. They’re also widely thought to resemble the female genitalia!

Food is limitless in its ability to affect the body. To find out more about nutrition, head over to our Nutrition Topics page.

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Written by Zoe Thomas

Written by Zoe Thomas

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