I decided it might be good to show you what my newsletter is about. If you subscribe, you can expect to receive the newsletter weekly. In the newsletter I will be giving you information about Aphrodisiac foods, recipes, and helpful hints. I hope to make it fun and interesting. Combining information about what foods are considered Aphrodisiacs, a
little bit about the aphrodisiac history of that particular food, the scientific reasons it works, a recipe using the food for the week’s ingredient, and tips to improve your relationships.
I have included the first issue below so that you can decide if this is right for you. As you read through you’ll find it uses foods that are readily available at your supermarket, are not costly to prepare, and aren’t going to blow your diet. Each issue will focus on a different food that is considered to be an aphrodisiac. This is meant to be a fun, entertaining way to get romance back in your life. Try it and see if it works for you!
What are Aphrodisiac Foods?
Aphrodisiac foods are those foods determined to have properties that enhance sexual performance, increase fertility, and arouse sexual excitement. These foods can do this by two separate means;
- They stimulate the senses of sight, touch, smell, or sound thus giving a pleasant sensation. Or…
- They stimulate internally by increasing blood flow, causing relaxation (such as wine would do), and increasing libido (sex drive).
Some of the History Associated With Aphrodisiac Foods
Some of the first documentation on the properties of foods was recorded in the first century A.D. by the Greeks. Many of the early theories attributing certain effects to a certain food were based on the food’s shape. Foods that looked like a phallic symbol were given the attribute of enhancing male sexuality. While fruits containing large numbers of seeds were thought to enhance female sexuality.
Down through the ages the aphrodisiac properties of foods have been a popular and interesting subject. Much of the information we have is folklore that has been passed down. Some cultures swear by eating certain foods prior to sex. But, there are very few scientific studies to prove these substances do cause the desired effects. However by analyzing the vitamins and minerals present in a certain food we can say how it might affect the body.
Personally, I think that there is some truth to information that comes from folklore. I don’t believe the info would be passed down if there wasn’t some truth to it. So, at best you’ll have an enhanced experience. Worst case scenario you get to try some new recipes. Which is not all bad.
I’ll be going into more detail about specific foods and the effect they have on sexuality in the newsletters to follow. Many of the foods I’ll be listing contain vitamins and minerals known to enhance energy, circulation, sensitivity, and sexuality. Some of the ancient foods included in the list of aphrodisiacs were anise, basil, carrot, salvia, pistachio nuts, arugula, sage, fennel, and asparagus. Foods to avoid included dill, lentil, lettuce, and watercress. This second group was thought to decrease sexual urges.
So lets take two of the aphrodisiac foods from above and combine them into a recipe.
Asparagus. Some claim that people who eat asparagus have many lovers; others think it’s just that the phallic shape of the spears suggest sexuality. We know for certain asparagus is packed with vitamin E, which can help boost sexual stamina and performance. The French lovers of bygone days would eat three courses of asparagus on the night prior to their wedding. Asparagus is also packed with potassium, phosphorus, and calcium in addition to vitamin E. Perfect combinations for increased hormone production.
Arugula. Associated with a lesser known Roman god of fertility, arugula was popular among the ancient Romans and Egyptians. It should be added that this peppery spring and autumn lettuce is rich in vitamins A and C and many minerals that are essential for putting the body in its sexual prime.
Asparagus and Arugula Salad
4 cups baby arugula leaves, loosely packed
8 asparagus spears
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
Preheat oven to 400° F. Snap or cut off the tough ends of asparagus and toss with about 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil on a baking sheet you have lined with foil. Lay the spears in a single layer and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast until tender crisp and slightly charred, about 5-10 minutes depending on thickness of the spears.
While asparagus is roasting, combine remaining olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper and whisk to combine. To serve, toss arugula with dressing and divide evenly between two plates. Top with asparagus spears, sprinkle cheese on top, and serve immediately.
Per Serving: 160 Calories; 15g Fat; 4g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 2mg Cholesterol; 223mg Sodium
Recipe romantically serves 2
There are many more foods that have been designated as aphrodisiacs. I’ll pick out more for the next newsletter and will include another recipe too. In the meantime I hope you enjoy this recipe, and I hope you’ll get the effects you’re looking for. To further enhance your experience put the kids to bed early or send them to grandma’s, wear something sexy, play romantic music, light vanilla candles (the scent of vanilla increases sexual urges), and be playful.
Remember; If you want more kisses, give more kisses. If you want more hugs, give more hugs. If you want someone to pay more attention to you, pay more attention to them.
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