#1 ChocolateWe've all heard that chocolate is quite powerful. Whatever is in the sweet substance that sends us running back for more, it's definitely crucial to Valentine's Day.
The caffeine in coffee is a stimulant that ups the heart rate and makes the blood flow. It is known that is the top source of antioxidants.
One of the most popular aphrodisiacs, oysters are high in zinc and have a reputation for being great for love and fertility.
Almonds are regarded as fertility symbols, their aroma arouses passion in females- or so thought the poets. French writer Alexander Dumas, dined on almond soup every night before meeting with his mistress. Almonds are low in cholesterol and provide abundant doses of vitamin E, magnesium and fiber to improve your general well-being. So you can keep going, and going, and going...
#5 Chili Peppers
This exhilirating spice has an exotic reputation and stimulates endorphins. No wonder it is considered a symbol of love. Arriba!
It could be the sensual shape or rich flavor of the fruit that gives avocado its aphrodisiac reputation. Whether added to salad, pureed in soups or chopped into the perfect bowl of fresh guacamole, the sea-green treat is perfect on your Valentine's table.
Asparagus goes back hundreds of years, it stirs up lust in man and woman. In the 19th century, bride and grooms were served three courses incorporating asparagus for their prenuptial dinner. Asparagus is a great source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, and folic acid. It is said to boost histamine production necessary for the ability to reach orgasm in both sexes.
Used by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, the fig paradoxically symbolizes both sexuality and modesty.
For a sweet overindulgence, try a banana milkshake made with ripe bananas, milk and honey. The combination will calm your stomach and re-regulate your blood sugar. It is also rich in potassium and vitamin B.
Birds and bees ring a bell? Honey is made through insemination and is a symbol of procreation. The word 'honeymoon' got its name from mead, an alcoholic beverage made from honey, which was given to the happy couple.