Aphrodisiac Foods for Valentine’s Day: Have an Avocado!

Posted on 02/12/2016 by Johanna

It’s that time of the year again. Valentine’s Day. If you’re yearning to mix it up a bit and want to step away from the usual oysters and champagne – the list below is for you. However, be advised according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there is no such thing as an aphrodisiac.  But then again no one ever said the FDA is a hot date and the mind is a powerful thing. Enjoy!

Photo credit: Live Science 


According to the New York Times, “the Aztecs may have been the first on record to draw a link between the cocoa bean and sexual desire: the emperor Montezuma was said to consume the bean in copious amounts to fuel his romantic trysts. Scientists ascribe the aphrodisiac qualities of chocolate, if any, to two chemicals it contains. One, tryptophan, is a building block of serotonin, a brain chemical involved in sexual arousal. The other, phenylethylamine, a stimulant related to amphetamine, is released in the brain when people fall in love.”

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