VITAMIN L(love) - Valentine Day Special
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." ― Virginia Woolf.
While Valentines’s Day is all about connecting to the heart,what better way to do this than through food?! Food has the magical ability to exude love.
Lets add a splash of healthy romance to your Valentine's Day meal.
Make your Valentine's Day perfect with the most Aphrodisiac Foods.
- Figs: Traditionally linked with fertility in many cultures, including ancient Greece, figs also have solid scientific support for their romance credentials – they contain magnesium, an essential mineral for hormone production, and amino acids, that help to stimulate blood circulation.
- Oysters: They contain high amounts of zinc and amino acids , they are guaranteed to impress!
- Chocolate: This universal ‘love food’ isn’t eternally associated with romance for nothing – chocolate contains chemical compounds that produce pleasure-giving hormones such as dopamine and serotonin in our bodies. It is the cocoa content that has this effect, so dark chocolate is the best.- Chilli: Add some spice to your meal, literally and metaphorically, with a hit of heat, and stimulate the endorphins in your brains (which cause a feel-good rush). - Basil: This flavorsome herb packs a powerful punch in the nutrition stakes too, and was considered a symbol of love in many ancient European cultures. Some of the stimulating nutrients it contains include magnesium, potassium and vitamins A and C. -Watermelon: this cool refreshing fruit contains citrulline amino acid . Citrulline is good for the cardiovascular system and helps relax the blood vessels. helps to set the mood just right.Cardamom: it contains high concentration of compound1,8-cineole,which increases blood flow and releases muscular tension.Its aroma is equally stimulating and arouse senses.Strawberry:because of its heart shape and red colour,Romans consider it as symbol of Venus,the goddess of love.It is packed with Vitamin C,which helps give a good feeling and mood.Food can be a powerful thing.It is there to fuel our body,nourish our souls and helps to create positive memories and experiences.It is amazing to share a meal with someone you hold dear to your heart.It can help strengthen the bond between you and your partner. Studies show that couples who eat together and have a daily or weekly ritual of a shared meal have happier relationships. Add in some extra time preparing the meal and cooking together and you’ll score extra relationship brownie points.
Let food be your Love language.
Couples who eat together stay together!
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