Monday, November 21, 2011

Romantic Foods

Romantic foods are foods that capture the essence of the intimate mood. These are foods that provide a cornucopia of flavors, exciting the taste buds with every bite. Romantic foods are those foods that also take some time to prepare and for the preparer to put some love into the process.
If you want to have a romantic meal then the food is the main center piece. You need to have foods which are highly desirable by almost anyone. These meals and treats are normally delicacies, or foods that individuals eat on only special occasions, rarely or occasionally. Find foods which touch on every taste, and maybe contain some aphrodisiacs.
Here is list of the top 12 romantic foods, which will guarantee you a memorable evening with your loved one.

Chocolates: Probably the world's most popular food item, chocolate is one of the most romantic foods. Moreover, it is considered one of the aphrodisiac foods available in the market.
Why does eating chocolate make us so happy? It's a chemical thing. The "food of the gods" contains theobromine, a stimulating alkaloid similar to caffeine. Chocolate also helps the brain produce feel-good serotonin. Be sure to indulge in the dark variety — it contains incredible amounts of antioxidants, whereas milk chocolate is just that: milk and sugar with trace amounts of cocoa. 
  1. Oysters
    Oysters is said to have been the secret behind the success of the legendary Casanova. Not common sights at dinner tables, oysters are specialities for special occasions.These mouthwatering mollusks are the classic aphrodisiac. And, there's research to support it: raw oysters are very high in zinc, which raises sperm and testosterone production, thus increasing libido. Like some fish, oysters contain omega-3 fatty acids, considered to increase one's overall well-being and even fight depression. They are also a source of dopamine. No wonder Casanova ate 50 raw oysters every day.
    What do Cleopatra and Casanova have in common? They both indulged in aphrodisiacs. Raw oysters sucked right out of their shells. Buttery foie gras melting on the tongue. Salty caviar pearls bursting between your teeth. Whether these sexy treats have the magical, mood-enhancing properties ascribed to them or not, it is certain that certain foods boost the immune system and are chock-full of nutrients and vitamins such as B and E that enhance our physical well-being and good looks. After all, isn't attractiveness generally associated with the vibrant skin and fit look that comes from eating a healthy diet? Find out what foods rev your lover's engine!

  1. Ice cream: One of the most popular and romantic food, ice cream is a hot favourite among couples. The flavor itself is so enchanting, that you will not be able to stop yourself from indulging in a bite with you loved ones. 
  2. Nuts: Almonds and Walnuts are traditionally considered symbols of fertility. These are great for a little munching while you get close with your loved one. 


    Almonds were regarded as fertility symbols throughout antiquity. The aroma of almond supposedly arouses passion in females — or so thought the poets and scribes. Alexandre Dumas dined on almond soup every night before meeting his mistress, and Samson wooed Delilah with these tasty nuts. Almonds provide high doses of vitaminE, magnesium and even fiber to improve your general well-being.

  3. Asparagus: These have been for long accepted as a symbol of fertility. Asparagus meals were mandatory for pre-nuptial eating for bridegrooms in 19th century France. Our love affair with this member of the Lily family dates back hundreds of years. Asparagus "stirs up lust in man and woman," wrote English herbalist Nicholas Culpepper in the 17th century. In 19th-century France, bridegrooms were served three courses of the sexy spears at their prenuptial dinner. Apparently for a good reason: asparagus is a great source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitaminsA and C, and thiamin and folic acid. The latter is said to boost histamine production necessary for the ability to reach orgasm in both sexes.


    6.Eggs: Though it might seem a bit out of place, but eggs have been proven as genuine aphrodisiacs. Not only plain chicken eggs, but also all kinds of edible variety of eggs fall under this category.
    The egg is one of the most ancient fertility symbols. Eggs are high in B6 and B5, which help you balance hormone levels and fight stress. Raw chicken eggs eaten before sex are considered to enhance one’s libido. But we’re talking eggs of all sorts, fish or fowl. Think of the way caviar gently bursts in your mouth or the delicacy of little darling quail eggs..

    A fried egg

    7.Salads: The best thing about salads is that they are healthy, light and easy to make dish. There is a lot of scope for experimentation with salads and you can make up a salad with whichever ingredients you find at hand. 
8.Pasta: This Italian speciality has found the way into the kitchens in many countries around the world. The main reasons being, it is delicious and can make a very romantic meal. 
9.Coffee: The aroma of coffee is enchanting, the taste is refreshing, and as a beverage coffee is the only item on our list for being a sheer conversation starter.


10.Avocados are voluptuous and feminine in shape, but they have also been associated with male sexuality. The Aztecs called the avocadotree "Ahuacuatl," or "testicle tree." The ancients thought the fruit hanging in pairs on the tree resembled the male's testicles. The Spanish, in fact, found avocados so obscenely sexy, that Catholic priests forbade them to their parishioners. The creamy fruit is especially good for pregnant women due to its high content of folic acid, as well as vitamin B6 and potassium. They are also said to boost immune function.


11.This shapely and nutritious fruit is a complete meal, loaded with potassium, magnesium and B vitamins. It also contains chelating minerals and the bromelain enzyme, said to enhance the male libido — maybe that’s why Central Americans drink the sap of the red banana as an aphrodisiac, while Hindus regard it as a symbol of fertility. A banana left on a doorstep indicates that a marriage is about to take place. Bananas made an early appearance in the Garden of Eden; according to Islamic myth, Adam and Eve covered themselves not with fig but banana leaves.

Fresh basil

12.This fragrant member of the mint family has an alluring aroma; so alluring, in fact, it can cure headaches. Hint, hint. All kinds of headaches! No wonder the Greeks regarded it as their royal herb. Its botanical name is derived from the Greek "to be fragrant." Basil has a warming effect on the body and promotes circulation. In some parts of Italy, basil is a love-token.

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