You have always heard, 'food for thought,' now here I am, telling, 'food for love.' What is 'love food' after all? From time immemorial people and cultures across the world have claimed that certain food, drink, drug, scent, can arouse or increase sexual desire, or libido. Some also claim cure for impotency and other sexual dyfunctioning. This is aphrodisiac, which gets its name from the Greek goddess of love, beauty and sexual rapture, 'Aphrodite.';
Many facts and myths are woven around aphrodisiacs. Do they really exist? Does it really work? How to use them? Lets now unravel this mystery.
Lets first see world's oldest and best-claimed aphrodisiacs.
Honey: Persian folklore says that couples who were engaged would drink honey and water every day for 30 days to ensure that their marriage began fruitfully. The science behind this is that honey is full of sugar, which provides sustained energy for long hours of lovemaking.;
Carrot: is believed to be a stimulant to the male. Carrots have been associated with stimulation since ancient times and were used by early Middle Eastern royalty to aid seduction.;
Pine Nuts: Big surprises come in small packages. Pine nuts though small, are storehouses of protein, which boosts hormone levels. So, the arousal is high and quick.
Mustard: is believed to stimulate the sexual glands and increase desire.
Asparagus: These greens contain potassium, which helps maintain good water balance in the body. This also acts as a mild detoxifier. Feed your lover boiled or steamed spears for a sensuous experience they say.
Ginger: Ginger root raw, cooked or crystallized is a stimulant. The spicy scent and taste of ginger increases blood circulation to great heights, making it an ideal stimulant for passionate lovemaking
Chocolate: They have been said to be the "nourishment of the Gods." Chocolate contains ingredients that cause the brain to release serotonin, the hormone responsible for feelings of relaxation and pleasure. Dark chocolate is a better aphrodisiac. The secret for passion is to combine red wine with dark chocolate.