Not only is this succulent veggie brimming with nutrients, but it is also known to “stir up lust in man and woman”, according to Nicholas Culpepper, a 17th century English herbalist.
Abundant in essential fatty acids and Omega-3 fats, almonds have long been used to boost the production of testosterone, fertility and a healthy libido.
Almonds In Your Menu:
Serve as a starter snack before the meal or you can mix them into your salads. Or how about baking these Almond Sugee Shortbread Cookies anyone will fall in love with.
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Whether because of its sensual pear shape or its aphrodisiac properties worshipped by ancient Aztecs, the avocado is nevertheless a highly nutritious fruit.
Avocado In Your Menu:
Spread avocado paste on starters like toast or blend it into smoothies to accompany the meal. You can also make this Avocado, Mango & Macadamia Salad.
This aromatic herb boosts the flavour of your dishes and is known to help improve well-being. But even better still is its reputation in ancient Greece where it’s used as an ingredient in love rituals.
Basil In Your Menu:
Try sprinkling some fresh basil leaves on your salad or better yet, cook a pesto pasta with a good dose of basil, like this Chicken And Prosciutto Pasta.
Any chef knows that butter is the secret ingredient to make you fall in love with the dish, as it gives food that moreish and addictive quality.
Butter In Your Menu:
This versatile ingredient can be used in many dishes and baking – we suggest this Sea Bass With Miso Butter Sauce made with the best-selling SCS Butter.
Packed with feel-good chemicals like happiness-inducing phenylethlyamine and mood-lifting serotonin, chocs have been used as “love drugs” for centuries. Go for dark chocs with a high cocoa content.
Chocolate In Your Menu:
Make sure your dessert is a chocolate-based one, like this Panforte, or prepare some after-dinner chocolate mints.
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A natural aphrodisiac which is known to arouse sexual desires and feelings of lust (also the reason why the aroma of cinnamon buns always draws us), cinnamon also has anti-inflammatory properties good for health.
Cinnamon In Your Menu:
Either freshly-baked cinnamon buns or Apple And Cinnamon Muffins, or consider serving cinnamon tea as an after-meal drink.
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This sweet nectar contains the chemical boron, which is known to regulate estrogen and testosterone levels.
Honey In Your Menu:
Sweeten your savouries by serving up a honey-glazed meat dish, like this Honey Mustard Pork With Apples. You can also prepare a honey cocktail or drink to accompany the meal.
One of the most known aphrodisiac foods, oysters have a reputation of increasing sexual desire by triggering increased sex hormones in the body, thanks to their high content of zinc and rare amino acids.
Oysters In Your Menu:
A platter of oysters in your menu. Or cook this local fave: Or Luak (Oyster Omelette).
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Also sometimes referred to as the “apple of love”, the tomato stimulates the flow of blood in your body and helps improve muscle control to aid sexual performance.
Tomato In Your Menu:
This versatile fruit can be added as a side to any of your main dishes, like this Roasted Tomato And Anchovy Pasta, or to your salads.
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