Dr. Paulette Sherman

12 Aphrodisiac Foods for You and Your Love

Hi all,

It’s almost the New Year 2019 and Valentine’s day-a time for love and new beginnings.  I’ve never written about aphrodisiac foods, probably because I don’t like cooking!  However, it’s a fun light topic that I haven’t covered… so here are 12 aphrodisiac foods that you and your love interest can munch on together.  And, if you’d like to try them in actual recipes I am also listing two cute aphrodisiac cookbooks for you to try as well.  So enjoy!

1-CLOVES- they increase sexual appetite.

2-VANILLA- used in love spells

3-ASPARAGUS-Known as an aphrodisiac in France.

4-POMEGRANATES- They were mentioned in the Kama Sutra and can reportedly lift testosterone levels 30%

5-LICORICE- increases blood flow to sexual organs

6-OYSTERS- Aphrodite, the goddess of Love sprang out of an oyster shell.  Romans used to get slaves to gather oysters to help women loosen up at parties.

7- CHOCOLATE- Montezuma reportedly drank 50 cups of chocolate a day to perform sexually.  Chocolate contains phenylethylamine, the same thing that makes one feel in love. It spikes dopamine and increases pleasure.

8-HONEY-Hippocrates prescribed honey for sexual vigor.  Honeymoons are names for it!  In India they offer the groom honey on his wedding day.

9-BASIL-Basil was used in ancient love spells.

10-FIGS-They put you in the mood.

11-CHILE-Chiles make you flush, sweat and sweat and increase heart rate.

12-AVOCADOS-The vitamin E in it may spark youthful energy.  Avocado nutrition has nutrients essential to sexual health, including beta-carotene, magnesium and vitamin E.

Here are two aphrodisiac cookbooks to help you combine these foods into yummy recipes:

Booty Food by Jacqui Malouf: http://www.amazon.com/Booty-Food-Cultivating-Passion-Through/dp/B000GG4H0C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397683695&sr=8-1&keywords=booty+food

Inter Courses by Martha Hopkins: http://www.amazon.com/InterCourses-Aphrodisiac-Cookbook-Martha-Hopkins/dp/0965327507/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1397683727&sr=1-2&keywords=inter+courses

Happy Cooking, Romancing & Eating!