Aphrodisiacs are a type of food that is shown to increase sexual desire in the person that eats them. Traditionally, they were made as remedies for things that we now have pills for, like Erectile Dysfunction. Studies suggest that they work based on scents and unknown chemical reactions that can trigger certain sexual effects and make getting in to a sexual state of mind a lot easier. Some foods also boost the level of sex hormones inside the body
Researchers often try to find new ways to figure out how pheromones and food can be used to incite certain reactions like lust and desire in others, whilst some other people have created recipes that they swear work.
Traditionally, aphrodisiacs ncluded things like oysters and asparagus. These foods are supposed to look like sexual organs and people thought they worked because they primed your body to think about sex. Whether or not they work, nobody truly knows, but it’s always worth a try next date night.
Oysters contain large amount of zinc, which creates compounds in inside the male body which help produce testosterone and can make any man feel sexier and more masculine. The reaction of hormones that happens when you consume oysters is also effective if you are a woman, studies have shown.
We theorize that most types of aphrodisiacs have large amounts of vitamins and minerals that people don’t usually get enough of through their daily diet and this is why you can observe higher sexual energy from those people who do eat them.
Asparagus is a great little plant that while expensive, is packed full of vitamins and minerals and is very easy to cook. Adding these tasty little stalks to your diet will make you healthier and you can even cook them in butter for a delectable treat. We made a little recipe involving asparagus for you to try and use next time you are cooking. Have Oysters as your start and then cook this delicious and light asparagus and fish dish. None of the flavors are heavy, so you won’t feel like sleeping after this meal, simply energized.
- 200g potatoes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 16 asparagus spears, trimmed and halved
- A handful of cherry tomatoes
- 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 medium sized salmon fillets (200g)
- Fresh Basil leaves or dried basil, failing that.
To start our delicious little feast, you will need to heat your oven to 220C or gas mark seven if you have a gas oven. Remember, if you have a fan oven you should reduce the temperature by around 20C. After the oven has heated up and is ready for you to cook in, peel and cut the potatoes and add a tablespoon of coconut or other high smoke point oil to the potatoes. Transfer this mixture to an ovenproof dish and then roast the potatoes for around twenty minutes. After around twenty minutes have elapsed, you should find some delicious looking golden brown roast potatoes in the oven. After trimming and halving the asparagus you can add it in with the potatoes, to return to the oven for another fifteen or so minutes. Once this is done, treat yourself to a glass of wine and add in the tomatoes whole and add the salmon filets to the potato and asparagus mix. Add another drizzle of oil and cook at the same temperature for the final ten to fifteen minutes. This will cook the salmon and leave it tasty and tender for you and your partner to enjoy. Add the basil leaves and serve everything piping hot to your partner.
This light and easy dish is very tasty and won’t leave you tired out because it is so light on the stomach. Using less oil or replacing the potatoes with rice or something else means it will be even lighter.
Combining aphrodisiacs with aromatherapy can boost the effects of both things and there are many smells that can turn people on. Lavender is a popular smell to use for your home and is also a potent aroma for promoting sexual desire in people. Lavender has been shown to increase sexual desire in males by increasing blood flow to the genitals. If you can combine lavender with the smell of pumpkin, this effect becomes even more pronounced. Scientists are still trying to figure out why this is, but try it next time you are making a date.
You can combine the two and create food which smells of pumpkin and lavender.
There are vendors out there that make pumpkin and lavender bread and you can even try making lavender ice cream. We actually love lavender ice cream and want to share our recipe with you.
Super Tasty Lavender Ice Cream
- 3 oz superfine sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- Fresh lavender flower buds
- Half pint of Milk
- 4 egg yolks
- 2 oz superfine sugar
- Half pint of heavy cream
To start making this delectable treat, take your sugar and slowly sieve it into water to dissolve it. Stir in the lavender flowers and transfer in to a saucepan. Cook for a little while, taking care not to burn the mixture as burnt sugar is horrible. The sugar should slowly caramelize as you cook it, getting stickier and releasing that lovely lavender aroma. Eventually, when you have the whole saucepan as a sticky caramel, add the half pint of milk and cook for a little longer whilst stirring rapidly so the caramel dissolves into the milk. Once this is finished, you can leave the mixture alone for an hour or so to allow the mixture to infuse. Whilst this is happening, beat your egg yolks with castor sugar until you have a buttery, creamy mixture. After the infusion has finished, strain all of the lavender infused caramel milk through a strainer into your pan with the egg mixture in it. Once you have finished with this, it’s just a case of very slowly heating the mixture to make a lovely custard style mixture. This mixture will be a little sticky and should be able to coat the back of a wooden spoon, providing you’ve followed the recipe so far. Make sure you take care and don’t boil the mixture or this will ruin the whole thing. The final step is to let it cool and whip in the cream to the mixture whilst cool. Once this final step has been done, let the mixture set in the fridge and then transfer to the freezer for the next date night.
We don’t necessarily believe that aphrodisiacs have any effect on people, but it’s a great excuse to make some nice food for you and your partner and look like a nice person. If aphrodisiacs do have an effect, then it’s simply another good thing for you and your partner. Human history is filled with people creating love potions and using aphrodisiacs to seduce their partners so there must be a least a little truth in it. Try it out one night and tell us how you got along with our recipes. The Lavender Ice Cream is actually delicious and most people can’t figure out exactly what flavor it is, they just know that they would like another bowl of it in the future!