An aphrodisiac is defined as a food or drug that arouses sexual instinct, brings on desire or increases sexual pleasure or performance.
Aphrodisiacs are named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, and it would appear that a lot of our common aphrodisiacs and associations of love stem from that time.
Do you believea food is able to stimulate our sexual desire, or is it psychological? Food and sex are closely linked. In fact, we’ve been firm believers in aphrodisiacs for about as long as we’ve been preparing food. However, Research shows us that it’s mostly the second option, although we should do not underestimate the power of sensual suggestion.
Between approximately 25% and 65% of women suffer some kind of sexual dysfunction. Aphrodisiacs foods are those that stimulate the love senses (sight, smell, taste, and touch), putting you in the mood for love, although not in the way you may think.
No food has been proven to stimulate sex organs. However, the act of eating certain foods can suggest sex to our mind, and therefore stimulate our sexual appetite.
Strawberries are considered an eatable valentine since many years ago. In ancient Rome, strawberry was a symbol of Venus and in France, there was a tradition of serving newly married couples cold strawberry soup to increase sexual desire during their honeymoon.
We don´t know for sure if it´s true or not, but there´s a Bavarian practice that consists in tying baskets of wild strawberries to the horns of cows as an offering to elves, who, in return, ensure that the cows would give birth healthy calves.
From a nutritional point of view, there are plenty of qualities that would classify strawberries as an aphrodisiac food.In addition to the powerful antioxidants they contain, strawberries have many other nutrients, vitamins, and mineralsknown to support a healthy sex life. These nutrients include vitamin C, which is good for blood flow and production of estrogen, potassium, manganese, fiber and magnesium.
Selectstrawberries that are firm, chubby, not damaged or marked in any way and perfect. Pick up those that have a shiny and bright red color. Wash them carefullyand bring them to room temperature before serving.
Other foods considered aphrodisiac are: chocolate, oysters, asparagus, chillies, watermelon, maca, celery, pomegranate, banana and rocket.