Every couple wants to have a romantic and seductive Valentine’s Day and what better way to get the ball rolling than by picking the perfect food to get you in a flirtatious mood. But what are the best foods for you to indulge in? Here is our list of the tastiest and most romantic foods that will help to add some spice to your relationship.
A lot is made of the term “aphrodisiacs” and there must be some proof in the pudding as it were because certain foods have been noted as having an aphrodisiac effect throughout history and in all cultures. Certain foods can undoubtedly help to stimulate the body and mind through their aromas and flavours, even the idea of eating a food that is an aphrodisiac can help get you in the mood.
Food To Share
Of course certain foods can help create a sensuous mood but often it is the sharing of the food that can make an occasion romantic and special. Remember that scene in Lady and the Trampwhere they both sucked on the last piece of spaghetti? What more of a romantic and ideal scenario could you ask for on such a day.
So now we know it is a good idea to share aphrodisiacs, but which specific foods? When we think of Valentine’s Day the likes of champagne, strawberries and oysters tend to spring to mind. However there are plenty of other “mood foods” that you can experiment with.
It is said that the aromas alone can help to perk up the senses, what better way to end an indulgent meal than to have a drink that will refresh you and keep you in the mood.
How could we not mention chocolate in this list? It is famous for being a mood enhancer and a pleasure for both men and women alike. The reason chocolate is so powerful to us is because it contains phenylethylamine, a similar chemical to amphetamine which is released by the brain when people fall in love.
This is good news for those of you with a sweet tooth. Ice cream is an ideal food to have fun with and share. Vanilla is said to be able to create a sensual scent and the taste of good quality ice cream is likely to have you feeling good. Just remember not to eat a whole tub otherwise you’re likely to feel more full than sexy.
It might not seem like a particularly sensual food but chickpeas are believed to have had an aphrodisiac quality in history. Even the Romans were reported to feed them to their prized stallions…so perhaps you might want to do this for your man too.
The likes of walnuts and almonds have long been seen as a symbol of fertility. Once again they were used in Romans times during certain ceremonies and they were even thrown during weddings rather than the rice that we tend to use today.