the aphrodisiac of asparagus
By Amy Reiley
Is any question of this long, fibrous shaft’s ability to excite?
All kidding aside, (or maybe not) The Vegetarian Society, which recommends feeding asparagus to your lover by hand, suggests that three straight days of asparagus nibbling produces the most aphrodisiac effect. (It is true that three days of eating this spring vegetable may give you some strange-smelling urine, which is the one reason I hear curious eaters balk at asparagus. But you do that in private (hopefully) so who is going to know?)
The secret to asparagus is in more than its shape. This pencil-sized vegetable is also packed with nutrients needed for healthy hormone production, including an injection of vitamin E–also great for your skin. It’s also a source of folate–important for reproductive health, ladies. Lastly, you might be surprised to learn that asparagus is one of the antioxidant rich foods and will help fight the aging process.