We often associate eating, a basic human need with pleasure. Foods with suggestive colours, shapes, and textures often become known as aphrodisiacs; never underestimate the power of sensual suggestion!
Certain foods contain compounds that trigger bliss centres in the brain, stimulate hormone production, or simply promote physical and mental well-being.
Whether these foods intensify erotic feelings or not is a controversial topic. Maybe it’s all in the mind; but they do say that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach!
Increase levels of testosterone, the hormone that stimulates sexual appetite in men and women.
Try this: Pomegranate jelly and vanilla yoghurt pannacotta duo – An irresistibly light, guilt-free summer dessert.
Coffee can increase levels the neurotransmitter, dopamine associated with the pleasure system of the brain.
Try this: Caffe Latte flavoured ice cream – To cool down when it’s too hot for coffee.
Newlyweds are sent off on a “honeymoon” as a wish for a sweet marriage.
Try this: Ginger, honey and papaya smoothie – A fresh, tropical and exotic drink.
Avocados grow in suggestive-looking pairs on trees. Also rich in nutrients that give the skin a youthful appearance.
Try this: Roasted zucchini, corn and almonds with smashed avocado – A perfect meal for vegetarian lovebirds.
They are the ultimate paradox in sensual food; their many seeds represent fertility while their leaves are associated with modesty.
Try this: Camembert with figs and honey – Delicious parcels that make a fancy starter.
Hot and spicy; it creates warmth. Are you hot yet?
Try this: Fruit with chilli syrup and coconut ice cream – Spice up fruit with these interesting flavours.
This rare delicacy of fish-eggs is a clear symbol of reproduction.
Try this: Mini chive scones with mango and caviar – Bite-sized mouthfuls of alluring luxury.
What is your favourite food to put you in the mood?