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Valentine’s Day 101: A Sexy Guide to Healthy, Natural Aphrodisiacs

Posted Feb 14 2013 4:06pm
Written by Tera on February 14, 2013 – -

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Valentine’s Day 101: A Sexy Guide to Aphrodisiacs

by Kersin Hecker

If aphrodisiacs are not on your list of Valentine’s Day must-haves, you are missing out! This year, get in the know about tastiest way to add some sexual passion and spice. You’ve probably heard certain foods are thought to arouse and increase desire. But it might come as a surprise how simple it is to incorporate them into your day. A trip to the market is all you need and it’s likely you already have a few of these ingredients in your kitchen. Whether you long for sweet and juicy peaches or a spicy chili pepper that kicks up the heat, there’s something out there for every taste and preference. If you’re interested in learning more about these “magic ingredients”, look no further. In this article Kerstin Hecker shares a list of fruits, vegetables, spices and drinks as well as her Heavenly Raw Chocolate Mousse recipe to help you enhance the romance now!

It’s the day before Valentine’s Day, and everyone is abuzz with ways that you can treat your sweetheart this holiday. But here’s one that we haven’t talked about yet: Aphrodisiacs!  Aphrodisiacs work by sending blood to all the right body parts and the word itself derives from the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation – Aphrodite. Here’s a list of some healthy aphrodisiacs you can incorporate into your Valentine’s Day meal. But don’t ignore this list the other 364 days of the year—aphrodisiacs are good anytime!

  • avacado, aphrodisiacsDates – Since the time of Cleopatra, this rich and exotic fruit was a symbol of feminine sweetness (Hercules ate Figs 3 times a day!).
  • Peaches & Apricots – Juicy and flavorful with delicate fuzz, these fruits promote sensuality.
  • Raspberries & Strawberries - Ideal for dipping in chocolate, or savoring on their own
  • Banana – The shape, texture and sweetness promote and inspire other sensual treats
  • Cucumber – The shape and odor of this veggies increases feminine desire.
  • Asparagus – Long stems, tasty tips and instant effect on odor made this veggie an aphrodisiac hit.
  • Avocados grow in pairs and remind of a male organ. Creamy and soft, they are considered an aphrodisiac for women.
  • Black Truffles – A rare form of mushroom, this delicacy is found by female pigs who find them to be an aphrodisiacs as the scent is similar to their male counterparts. Napoleon ate truffles before meeting Josephine. Interestingly, to 18% of the population, truffles taste like dirty socks, so if your sweetheart is among them, it might be best to steer clear.
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and pepper tingle the tongue and other body parts
  • Chili Pepper quickens the pulse and simulates the release of arousal
  • Honey – Cupid dipped his arrows in honey, so you know it must be an aphrodisiac. As a symbol of a sweet life, honey or mead was given to newlyweds and is included into many wedding traditions today.
  • Garlic increases sensibility and strength in men. They pyramid builders were said to eat lots of garlic and the Romans fed it to the gladiators!
  • Vanilla – this rare and exotic flavor increases the blood flow.
  • And since Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without a toast of some kind, try these drinks that are also aphrodisiacs:

  • Champagne – This bubbly drink sparkles the senses.
  • Wine – We’ll leave it up to Shakespeare, who once said, “Wine provokes the desire and takes away performance.”
  • raw chocolate mousse

  • 5 Dates soaked until very soft with pits removed (Tip: you can soak the dates overnight in water to soften)
  • 2 Avocados
  • 1 Cup Almond o
  • 1/2 Cup Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • Optional:  Maple syrup or agave nectar and strawberries or raspberries for decoration

    First blend dates in a food processor until they become a paste, adding a touch of the almond milk if necessary. Scoop out avocado meat and add with the rest of the ingredients to the food processor. Blend until smooth. Be sure to scrap the edges of the bowl a few times to incorporate everything. Taste and add maple syrup or agave nectar if you want to make a sweeter version.  Did you know that by adding organic berries to the raw chocolate you increase the antioxidants by three-fold? So add some raspberries or strawberries and let it chill for 15-30 minutes before serving.

    Kerstin Hecker
    Kerstin is a Health Activist and founder of IndigoMuse Health Coaching. A Master in Business Studies at 23, 15+ years in corporate media, Kerstin is no stranger to the demands of a fast paced environment. Combining her experience in Business, Nutrition, Psychology and Meditation, Kerstin’s leading edge coaching methodologies have helped many produce life-altering changes and lasting results. A Board Certified Health Coach and Regression Therapist, Kerstin is a regular contributor to BooksforBetterLiving and a national speaker.


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