Every aspect of a food - its color, shape, scent and texture – can make it sexy. In addition, certain
foods contain substances that make us feel good by interacting with our hormones or stimulating our brain.
Consider incorporating some of the following into your next candlelight dinner to help you and your partner get in the mood. Oysters are a good source of minerals like selenium and zinc, and are also high in protein. A perfect appetizer to a beautiful meal – but be careful when purchasing, as some can have high levels of pollutants and PCB. If you’re
pregnant, oysters should be avoided.
Chocolate has been a symbol of love and lust for centuries due to theobromine,
a stimulant to the brain that creates a pleasurable effect. Chocolate also contains
antioxidants that fight free radicals. However, chocolate is also very high in fat,
so self-restraint should be exercised. Dark chocolates are usually lower in sugar,
but higher in antioxidants and theobromine than milk chocolate.
Kiwi and papaya are colorful fruits have an alluring and interesting aspect about
them that can help flip the switch. Loaded with antioxidants, tropical fruits help
fend off serious ailments. Kiwi actually has more vitamin C in it than an orange,
and papaya is rich in beta-carotene and high in fiber.
Honey was thought in medieval times to sweeten the marriage when mixed into
a drink. Bear in mind, however, it’s still pretty high in sugar, so use sparingly.
Asparagus can also help get your partner in the mood. It’s one of the few good
sources of vitamin E and is a natural diuretic. Steaming is the best way to
prepare them without losing nutrients, and they can easily be eaten by hand.
A good cup of coffee or tea after that romantic dinner stimulates the release of
epinephrine, which contributes to stimulation in the body. It can also be found in
dark chocolate. Just don’t consume too much caffeine before bed, unless you
plan on being awake all night long!