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Fruit Aphrodisiacs

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Skip straight to dessert this Valentine's Day with fruits proven to put you in the mood.

There are plenty of vegetable aphrodisiacs to choose from for your Valentine's Day dinner main course, but there are also many options available for a naturally sexy dessert course instead. Get your mojo in motion by adding some aphrodisiac fruits to your menu! 


There are plenty of vegetable aphrodisiacs to choose from for your Valentine's Day dinner main course, but there are also many options available for a naturally sexy dessert course instead. Get your mojo in motion by adding some aphrodisiac fruits to your menu! 

  • Apples: Often considered the original "forbidden fruit" from the Garden of Eden, apples also have a strange aphrodisiac role dating to the Middle Ages.  According to legend, if a woman sleeps with an apple in her armpit (oh, yes) and convinces the man of her desire to eat it the next day, he will fall madly in love with her.

  • Bananas: Aside from the obvious resemblance to a certain sex organ, bananas contain Vitamin B and potassium---both essential for the production of sex hormones. Hindus also consider the banana to be a symbol of fertility.

  • Strawberries: They're shaped like a heart, they're red and they're juicy. To get newlyweds in the mood, cold strawberry soup was served to couples before their honeymoon, according to an old French tradition. Ancient Romans believed eating strawberries increased sexual appetite, and designated the fruit as a symbol of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.

  • Figs: Due to their, um... testicular appearance, figs have been idolized for their sexual powers for centuries. Many cultures associate this erotic, fleshy fruit with fertility because it contains thousands of tiny seeds. Figs were reportedly Egyptian queen (and ancient sex kitten) Cleopatra's favorite fruit.

  • Mangoes: They worked for George and again for Elaine on Seinfeld, and it wasn't all comedy. Mangoes actually contain compounds that mimic estrogen, and the fruit has an aphrodisiac effect for men and women.

  • Avocado: Mayans and Aztecs believed in the power of avocados to increase libido, and the fruit is still used today as a natural cure for erectile dysfunction.

  • Peaches: The seductive shape of this delicate, fuzzy fruit is reminiscent of feminine curves. Succulent and sweet, peaches are packed with potassium, phosphorous, iron and vitamins A and C---all powerful ingredients to increase performance.


Whether you eat them whole, sliced or dipped in chocolate, don't forget the fruits this Valentine's Day. These natural aphrodisiacs are a fresh, sensual treat at night, and a healthy jump start when eaten for breakfast the next morning!
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