Foods of Love–our guide to aphrodisiac foods

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, (FDA), there is no such thing as an aphrodisiac. But ancient wisdom tells a different story. Throughout history, various foods have been held in the highest regards as aphrodisiacs. Some are suggestive in shape, many have arousing aromas or a sensual mouthfeel. Some raise body temperature and others provide instant energy. But measured under the scrutiny of modern science, we learn that in addition to an ability to caress the tongue or lower inhibition in a bid to attract women or men, most of these foods are excellent sources of energy vital maintaining sexual hormone levels and/or sparking neurotransmitters that trigger feelings of love or sexual arousal. So, do aphrodisiacs really exist? Read for yourself and you make the call. You already know where we stand on the topic! Bon appetit.

a
abalone
absinthe
acai
apple
apricot
arugula (rocket)
asparagus
avocado

b
bacon
banana
basil
bay leaf (bay laurel)
beets
blowfish
blueberries

c
caviar
celery
champagne
cheese
cherry
chile pepper
chocolate
cinnamon
clams
coconut water
coffee
conch
cranberry
cucumber

e
eggs

f
fennel
figs
fugu (blowfish)

g
garlic
ginger
ginko
ginseng
goji berry
grapes

h
hemp
honey

k
kava

l
lavender
lobster

m
mallow (marshmallow)
mango
maple syrup
mint
mushrooms
mussels
mustard

n
nutmeg
nuts

o
oats
oysters

p
peach
pepper
pineapple
pomegranate
pumpkin
pumpkin pie spice

r
raspberry
red wine
rocket (arugula)
rosemary

s
saffron
salmon
sandalwood
scallops
seaweed
sea cucumber
sea urchin (uni)
shark
shrimp
strawberry
sushi

t
tarragon
tomato
truffle
tuna
turkey
theobromine (cacao)

u
uni (sea urchin)

v
vanilla

w
watermelon
wedding cake
wolfberry (goji berry)

y
yarsabumba

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