When you were a kid, Valentine’s Day meant sending little paper cards and candy to anonymous school mates, little candy hearts with words on them, getting lots of extra hugs and kisses from family, and maybe even a box of chocolates from Mom or Dad. However, as an adult it takes on an entirely different meaning; it becomes all about romance and sensuality.

One of the most popular ways of celebrating this, aside from teddy bears and roses, is in the form of foods… aphrodisiac foods. These aphrodisiacs are said to enhance libido when consumed; hence the reason why they are so popular on this day for lovers. Do they work? We will leave that up to you to decide.

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Here are some examples of popular aphrodisiac foods:

  • Oysters
  • Chocolate
  • Strawberries
  • Chili Peppers
  • Avocado
  • Bananas
  • Coffee
  • Whipped Cream
  • Watermelon
  • Cherries

 

Want to test them out for yourself? Here are a few of our favorite healthy recipes that incorporate some of these ingredients.

  • Banana Cream Pie
  • Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
  • Chocolate Fudge Doughnut Holes