Preparing a special dinner is a simple way to show that other person that we love her on Valentine's Day. Dinner may also include aphrodisiac ingredients May your sexual desire increase. Do you want to know what those ingredients are and how to use them?
There are foods such as figs that contain a high content of beta-carotene, a substance that impacts the production of sex hormones in hot peppers. Others like chili pepper that causes our brain to produce endorphins, or dark chocolate, which produces phenylethylamine, a neurotransmitter that induces euphoria And the excitement. But these are not the only ones, the list is long:
Foods that enhance sexual desire
Are you thinking of preparing a special menu to surprise your partner on Valentine's Day? Take note of these foods and include them in your recipes; they will increase your libido and they will help you enjoy more. You don't know how to do it? Don't worry, we'll give you some ideas later.
- Avocado. Vitamin E decisively affects our sexual appetite and we can find it in considerable amounts in avocado.
- Cinnamon. Cinnamon stimulates blood flow in the abdominal area, raising body temperature and improving irrigation in the genitals. It increases the ease to achieve arousal hence the aphrodisiac properties attributed to it.
- Chile and other hot peppers. Capsaicin, an active component present in these peppers, increases blood flow and raises the temperature of our body. It also causes the brain to release endorphins, hormones that "make us feel good." At the aesthetic level, it also causes the cheeks to blush and the lips appear more fleshy which may be attractive.
- Chocolate. Cocoa seeds contain biogenic amines, tyramine, phenylethylamine, methylxanthines and fatty acids similar to cannabinoids, which have given chocolate certain aphrodisiac abilities related to the elevation of serotonin levels.
- Strawberries The seeds of this and other red fruits such as raspberries are rich in zinc, which is why eating them is excellent for your libido. They stimulate the endocrine glands and the nervous system.
- Ginseng. This root has been used in Asian cultures for centuries to combat erectile dysfunction in men. In the case of menopausal women, Korean red ginseng helps raise libido.
- Figs. They contain a high content of beta-carotene, a substance that impacts the production of sex hormones, also improves desire and levels the estrogen balance. And because of its high sugar content they constitute a good source of energy.
- Honey. Honey is a food with a high energy value and content of vitamins B and C that stimulate the production of sex hormones.
- Nutmeg. In Indian culture it is considered since ancient times a stimulator of libido. Its thermogenic effect and its ability to sweeten the breath can increase sexual attraction and desire.
- Banana. Thanks to the amount of potassium, vitamin B, bufotenin and magnesium, it manages to balance the brain neurotransmitters that ignite the libido. It improves mood and self-esteem.
- Oysters. Although it is one of the foods that most people associate when they wake up from sexual activity, no study confirms these effects. Its aphrodisiac power is probably associated with its high zinc content. This could help correct any deficiency that might be hindering arousal. From the psychological point of view, its appearance similar to the female sexual organ could stimulate the imagination and as a consequence the desire.
- Watermelon. In some studies watermelon is attributed aphrodisiac properties due to the citrulline present in its bark. When ingested, the body converts it into an amino acid called arginine, which stimulates the production of nitric oxide and relaxes blood vessels in a similar way as synthetic substances such as viagra do.
- Red wineThe main ingredient, alcohol, is the largest known disinhibitor. The antioxidant content can also give a vasodilator effect that allows a greater blood supply in the genital areas. However, abusing this substance can cause the opposite of what we want.
Proposals for Valentine's menu
Are you looking for specific proposals to prepare a Valentine's menu? In Bezzia we suggest you start the meal with a fig and blueberry salad, some asparagus with avocado dressing and strawberries or cheese toast with grapes and honey.
To continue stuffed oysters or a sirloin with Cuban mash would be a great option. And for dessert? In Bezzia, we would undoubtedly choose some pears with cinnamon wine, a chocolate mousse with orange, some banana cups with vanilla cream or some simple chocolate strawberries.