Valentine’s Fitness & Food to Get You ‘In the Mood’

Valentine’s Fitness & Food to Get You ‘In the Mood’

When Aphrodite – the Greek goddess of love – rose from the sea on an oyster and then gave birth to Eros, she also gave birth to the notion of the aphrodisiac. Do oysters really arouse the libido, or is this a myth as well? Read on as I’ve been doing some research into why some fitness & food gets us in the mood…!

Fitness

Exercise as an aphrodisiac. ... You are sure to feel good after a great workout because of the release of endorphins in the brain which gives a feeling of exhilaration.

This helps to boost a dull sex life as hormones are released to power the sex drive.

The W8Gym, gym in a box system is perfect for a couples workout or to help release those needed hormones before your Valentine’s date!

Food

It is often said that the way to a person's heart is through their stomach and this is never truer than during Valentine's Day. From the box of chocolates to an exotic plate of oysters, there are many foods which you eat that can affect your sex drive, known as aphrodisiac foods. Here are some below to add to your menu planning!

Almonds

The almond has long been a symbol of fertility and it is believed that the aroma stimulates female passion.

Chilli Peppers

These contain capsaicin, a chemical that raises our pulse and stimulates our nerve endings. They’re also believed to trigger the release of endorphins, the ‘happy hormones’.

Chocolate

There’s no denying their effect as an aphrodisiac, due to the phenylethylamine they produce – a stimulant that produces a sense of wellbeing and excitement.

Fennel

The key to its reputation as an aphrodisiac, besides producing fresh breath, is that it produces chemicals similar to the female hormone oestrogen.

Ginger

Ginger is a circulatory system stimulant, which has the added benefit of increasing sexual powers and desire!

Oysters

A rich source of zinc, an important mineral for testosterone production.

Strawberries

Strawberries are the perfect fruit of passion – heart-shaped and bright red, the colour associated with love and passion. A symbol of Venus and used as an aphrodisiac since the time of ancient Rome.

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Happy Valentine Day.

Barbara x

Barbara Cox