Posted April 21, 2005 by Nick Lindauer in Hot Sauce News

Edible Aphrodisiacs

An aphrodisiac is a food, drink, drug, scent or device that can arouse or increase sexual desire, or libido. When looking at the list of foods that have traditionally been considered “foods of love,” it’s apparent that Italians traditionally enjoy these foods on a daily basis. In additional to the potency potential, these foods are delicioso.

As usual, there is science behind every old wives’ tale. Eating these foods regularly won’t necessarily make you a Casanova, but you’ll surely benefit from their good nutrition. Come to the table with a firm and toned body, and that will also enhance desire, for both parties. Mangia!

Chili Peppers: Spicy foods are thought to be aphrodisiacs because they increase body heat and heart rate, somewhat similar to what happens in the bedroom (we hope!). Chilies contain capsaicin, good for lowering high blood-pressure, and are high in vitamins A and C, and bioflavinoids (all necessary nutrients for healthy cell growth). Order Fra Diavalo… that means “spicy” in Italian.

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Nick Lindauer

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