These five aphrodisiacs make your Valentine extra spicy

From oysters to chocolate: which aphrodisiacs can be found in the kitchen?

Put the candles on the table and the wine cold, because it is Valentine's Day: the day of love. High time for a romantic evening! And yes, even if you celebrate alone or with friends, it can be fun to add some extra spice to your evening with the help of aphrodisiacs. These aphrodisiacs are often found in the kitchen and have a strong influence on our thinking and actions.

So, ready to give your romantic evening some extra incentive? We list five libido-enhancing ingredients!

One of the best-known aphrodisiacs is of course the oyster. They owe their effect as an aphrodisiac to their zinc content. Oysters contain a lot of zinc, which actually has an aphrodisiac effect. In addition, eating oysters together is of course very romantic anyway. Drink a glass of bubbles and your Valentine's Day will be perfect.

Another well-known aphrodisiac: chocolate. And especially dark chocolate, which contains phenylethylamine and anandamide. According to scientists, these chemicals create a feeling of happiness, excitement & euphoria. Cocoa also contains tryptophan, an essential part of the neurotransmitter serotonin, also known as the happiness hormone. And of course we never say no to a little extra happiness.

In Spanish 'aguacate', but in Dutch known as Avocado. Aguacate is derived from the Aztec word 'ahucatl', which means testicle. (or: testicular tree). This is probably due to the shape of the fruit. Catholic Spanish priests found this fruit so immoral that they even banned it. Nowadays, fortunately, avocados are widely eaten again. This is not only good for the libido, but also for general health. Avocado is full of folic acid, vitamin B6 and potassium, all of which stimulate the immune system.

One of the oldest fruits we know and which has long been associated with love and fertility: the fig. An open fig symbolizes the female sex organ and is said to be erotic not only because of its exotic appearance, but also because it can increase sexual stamina. Perhaps that is why Adam and Eve covered their private parts with, precisely, a fig leaf.

Fun fact: in nineteenth-century France, grooms were served three courses of asparagus to perform well on their wedding night. Asparagus contains a lot of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B1, B2, vitamin E and folic acid. Folic acid in particular can promote histamine production, which in turn helps you achieve an orgasm. Please pay attention! We all know how asparagus can affect the smell of urine. Unfortunately, a slightly less charming side effect during your romantic date, so try to limit those three courses from the nineteenth century to one. .

Would you rather celebrate Valentine's Day on the weekend? We get it. These menus can still be ordered for a romantic evening for two (or three, or four)!

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