Valentine’s Day Brings Aphrodisiac from Chocolate
We are celebrating the most ROMANTIC DAY of the YEAR, bess Valentine's Day! So, lets see the the correct definition for APHRODISIAC is. That means we will turn to Merriam-Webster Dictionary and it "...an agent (such as a food or drug) that arouses or is held to arouse sexual desire" OH MY!
There are many FOODs that fall in that category for example Oysters which is known by most people. Fresh basil as well, asparagus, ginger and honey, oh, lets not forget CHOCOLATE!!!
First a little bit of history. Aphrodisiacs were first discovered by the ancient Greeks and the term aphrodisiac comes from Aphrodite, the goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. Chocolates was named Food of the Gods by the Aztecs.
So how does that yummy goodness cause those HAPPY VIBES... according to an article in the NY Post"...scientists ascribe the aphrodisiac qualities of chocolate, if any, to two chemicals it contains. One, tryptophan, is a building block of serotonin, a brain chemical involved in sexual arousal. The other, phenylethylamine, a stimulant related to amphetamine, is released in the brain when people fall in love."
You can eat alone or pair up DARK CHOCOLATE with some Red Wine, ups the Romance factor and will be a perfect addition to Day of Love.
Experiment with ALL types of exotic chocolate and open your mind!