Ingredients for a Valentine: 5 Healthy & Sexy Foods

Aphrodisiac | noun | aph*ro*di*si*ac | 
Definition: Something that excites desire

Choosing a Valentine's dinner is a tricky task, especially when foods can create or kill the mood. Check out these healthy Valentines foods that provide nutrients and tastes that set you up for a healthy heart, both mentally and physically

  1. Avocados. These healthy fruits are high in vitamins E and B6, which regulate hormone production and can increase energy and stamina. 
  2. Chili peppers. These spicy peppers have that bright red color and are considered a symbol of love, there's science behind it. Chili peppers stimulate endorphins, which are brain signals for pleasure, love, and happiness. 
  3. Cabbage & Sauerkraut. A 2002 study published in the Journal of Food Chemistry found that 90% of men reported a noticeable libido boost after eating sauerkraut.
  4. Chocolate. Chocolate is almost synonymous with Valentines Day, but it also has health benefits. Dark chocolate contains an alkaloid called theobromine, which can cause a spike in dopamine, inducing feelings of pleasure. It also has blood-pressure lowering effects. 
  5. Tomatoes. These fruits, along with strawberries and watermelon are rich in lycopene, a substance that studies show may have a "viagra-like" effect on the body, as it relaxes blood vessels and improves circulation

*Always ask your doctor before beginning any supplementation

Posted on February 11, 2015 .