Passion on Your Plate: Aphrodisiac Foods

Sensual romanceIn numerous fascinating legends and tales the power of certain foods to act as love potions are highlighted clearly.

Expansive cultures across the world, embrace these foods that trigger more than one sense. Their specific combinations of scent, texture, taste and appearance act collectively to spark arousal and boost sensual pleasure.

Ancient Sanskrit texts, are considered by many to be the ultimate authority on seduction and the finer points of lovemaking. There are many foods that include aphrodisiacs whose nutritional properties help boost intimacy and drive passion.


The connection with chocolates is not only with valentines but with romance and seduction has deeper roots because of its chemical composition. Cocoa, an essential component of chocolate, contains a naturally occurring compound called phenylethylamine, a chemical that reaches peak levels in the brain during sensual act. Consuming Cocoa also triggers the release of endorphins, the chemical which gives the “feel good” effect to the body.


Pomegranate is known as the all-time symbol of fertility. Persephone, the Greek Goddess associated with spring, blooming crops and fertility, was unable to resist the pomegranate offered to her while she was held captive in the underworld by the god Hades. Pomegranate seeds, dusted with sugar, are still served at Chinese weddings to ensure fertility.


The state of heightened sensuality is often achieved through multisensory experiences and the power of aphrodisiac foods isn’t limited to their taste. Oysters are known as a staple diet in the erotic pantry as they contain nutrients essential to boosting a sluggish thyroid, helping to drive passion.

In most of the cultures, it is considered as the super food. In addition to their high protein and low fat content, oysters are also loaded with zinc, a key mineral for increasing blood flow, a very necessary part of sensual arousal.

There are 100% natural herbs supplements that is available in market nowadays, that help increase passion. To know more of herbal aphrodisiac, check my article on herbal aphrodisiac for women.

These herbs work to solve a number of problems that may inhibit passion, including hormonal imbalances and dryness.


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