Valentine's Day is approaching and romance is in the air! Of course, we also like to believe that romance can be recreated through the food we eat.
We've listed a few foods that, although not scientifically proven, have been used since good old days to kindle romance. Go ahead and try a few recipes with these ingredients and indulge in a passionate dinner for two this V-Day!
Text: Sneha M
Honey is considered as an aphrodisiac in many cultures and traditions since ages. You can trace it down to ancient Viking traditions, honey acts as a fertility booster. The newlyweds would drink a cup of honeyed wine, called mead daily in their first month of marriage.
Traditional Indian weddings too are influenced by honey. The bride offers honey to her husband as a symbol of sweetness in life.
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Hot chilli peppers
Hot chillies increases blood circulation and spices up your sex life. So go ahead and add some of these chillies to you meal.
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This sweet snack contains nitric oxide that increases blood flow. It is also been associated with female fertility for centuries.
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Not only this sweet and juicy fruit was Cleopatra's favourite, it's been a symbol of fertility from the time of Adam and Eve.
It is supposedly packed with antioxidants, fibre and potassium. It?s considered an aphrodisiac due to its feminine shape and association with love in ancient Greek tradition.
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Pomegranate has anti-ageing and cancer-fighting properties, and has been found to increase testosterone levels and raise women?s sex drive.
Considered a sensual fruit, Pomegranate is a symbol of passion and fertility since ancient times.
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Espresso Your Love
A cup of coffee brought to you in bed or a morning brew, caffeine definitely gives a jolt of energy to your system. And it also increases stamina (Yes, you heard me right).
Don't forget to a cuppa to elevate your mood among other things.
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Beets are super healthy and have high levels of boron that gives sex hormones a boost.
According to Greek mythology, love goddess Aphrodite ate beets to make herself more desirable.
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Indian Ayurveda has described ginger root as the 'universal medicine'.
It fights cold, it's a remedy for loss of appetite, it helps reduce menstrual pain and raise your heart rate to get your blood flowing in all the right places.
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Dipped in chocolate or had naturally, this heart-shaped fruit is an edible valentine. Strawberries are zinc-rich aphrodisiac.
It is said that, if you split a strawberry with someone it makes the two of you fall in love. Woooaaaahh
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Talking about flirty foods, how can one forget the sensuous chocolate? Valentine?s Day and chocolates are the best combination.
Chocolates are undoubtedly THE food for V-Day. It has been associated with love and lust as far back as the ancient Mayans and Aztecs.
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