Grab a jump rope, your head phones, and maybe even a partner and celebrate the upcoming holiday by getting your heart pounding in the best way!
Try this love themed playlist to pair with your workout! Not too mushy, but full of energy!
After your workout, swing by the market for some great aphrodisiac foods to get you in the mood for LOVE!
Did you know that many of your healthy favorites can have similar effects as the well know oysters and chocolate!
An English herbalist from the 17th century, Nicholas Culpepper, wrote that asparagus “stirs up lust in man and woman.”
Almonds have been regarded as a fertility symbol throughout antiquity. It’s said that their aroma can entice passion, but at the very least they add a delightful texture and flavor to whatever dish they are added to.
Avocados have been considered an aphrodisiac since Mayan times, when they were eaten to improve sexual desirability. Avocados make for a great dish. They are creamy and smooth, and full of rich flavor.
We all know of chocolate as an aphrodisiac. Scientifically, it releases dopamine in the pleasure center of the brain. And for that reason, it makes a great food to enjoy on Valentine’s Day, or any day really. (Just be sure to stick with 60% of higher for maximum health benefits!)
This is one of my favorite ways to curb a sweet attack! Just eat a fig as is and enjoy! Figs are one of the oldest recorded fruits and were highly prized throughout history. The ancients Greeks associated them with love and fertility. Soft and sweet, they are a real delicacy of a fruit.
Bananas are loaded with potassium and Vitamin B which are said to be essential in the function of sex hormones. They’re naturally sweet, and make for a great addition to many desserts, and a perfect final note to a tasty meal.
Everyone says to avoid garlic at all costs when out on a date. But the truth is, if you both partake in it, neither of you will be bothered by it. And the spice of the garlic is said to get the blood pumping!
Vanilla is an incredibly potent spice. Just a sprinkle of it from the bean is all it takes to flavor an entire cake. And its aroma fills us with the memory of sweetness and good tastes. Consider making your own, it’s easy!
I think we are off to a great start in celebrating all things love, friendship, happiness, and health!