Most romantic dinner date ideas will involve food, but did you know that there are some foods that have aphrodisiac qualities. They would be a perfect addition to your night in.
Asparagus - In the 17th Century Nicholas Culpeper believed it "stirs up lust in man and woman"
Asparagus is a lusty vegetable
Almonds - were considered as fertility symbols and the smell also stirs up passion in females
Basil - the aroma has an aphrodisiac effect
Celery - I know, possibly the most un-glamorous food in the world but it has photoandrogens which are similar to testosterone which increases the sexual desire in women
Hot Chilies - increase circulation and stimulate your nerve endings
Chocolate - is the Queen of aphrodisiacs with phenylethylamine, also known as the love chemical
Chocolate is the Queen of Aphrodisiacs
Coffee - is a stimulant and increases your blood flow putting men and women in the mood for love
Figs - now this is a sexy looking fruit and the Greeks believed they helped with love and fertility.
Garlic - keeps your men strong
Honey - the sweet nectar of love, enhancing testosterone
Oysters - they have a big reputation and their high zinc content is meant to increase your libido
Pomegranates - they have antioxidants which protect the lining of blood vessels which increase sensitivity
Red wine - boosts blood flow and improves circulation
Rocket - The Romans added it to love potions!
Salmon - omega 3 fatty acids keep hormone production at their peak
Vanilla - stimulates the nerve endings
Watermelon - now there is a lot of science behind why this makes a good aphrodisiac which we won't go into but it helps blood vessels relax and you become more aroused in less time. Who knew that a watermelon was so sexy?!
What ever meal you decide to cook for your love make it an easy one! You really don't want to be stressed and spending hours in the kitchen when you could be having fun and chatting.