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12 Aphrodisiac Foods for Romance:

Hi all,

It's spring-time--a time for love and new beginnings. It was also time to add a new dating blog (before they kick me off of here) and I realized that 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 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 & Eating!

Paulette