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5 NATURAL APHRODISIACS FOR A SPICY VALENTINE'S DAY

by - February 13, 2018


calamari salad
my plate of calamari salad at spurs lagos.
I'm going to begin with the story of what sparked my interest and brought me to the point of creating this post.
So we had a family day out to celebrate my mum’s birthday a few weeks ago and I wasn’t about to step out on the promise I made to my body to eat healthier. I decided to have salad but I wanted something more than just a regular salad so my sister recommended the calamari salad.

After the meal my goodness I was feeling myself more than usual, so I decided to do a little research about what I ate and I found this;
calamari
screenshots from  Backpackertravel.com
calamari
part two

So I thought to myself this will be useful to some of you for valentine, so I did a little research, combined with the little I've known and wrote some other foods that are natural aphrodisiacs that I feel can play a big role in giving you the valentine's day you deserve and don't worry I've narrowed my list to only foods accessible within Nigeria;  

TIGER NUTS
tiger nuts
objects might appear less bougee in Nigeria.
image: suestanaceempowered.com

I’ve always heard rumours of how much of an aphrodisiac this is which is funny because they are literally like the cheapest thing to get in a market. Growing up in Lagos, I’ve always know this as OFIO but a friend that lives in northern Nigeria says it’s called AYA.

DATES
dates
just another bougee picture from the internet
image:bisniskeuangan.kompas.com

This fruit is literarily called DATES, so it is no suprise that it happens to be an aphrodisiac.
I tried eating it once ( not as an aphrodisiac though) and honestly I found it was way too sweet for me. Dates are rich in Amino acids which have is known to improve well sexual stamina, and just like tiger nuts they are really easy to come by in these parts of Africa, also with the right ingredients (tiger nuts, coconut milk) they form a mean ass smoothie.

SWEET POTATOES
image:pinterest.com

Surprised? Well word on the street is sweet potatoes are one of the most effective natural aphrodisiacs for men, because of it’s potassium and vitamin C content. Maybe this be why I never liked sweet potatoes? 

WATERMELON
Image: shannonwerner.com

The juiciest fruit on the planet is also an aphrodisiac! So technically based on research water melon phytonutrients boosts nitric oxide in the body, which relaxes blood vessels and guess which drug is specially known for doing this?
Viagra.

CHOCOLATE
my best chocolate brand in Nigeria made this; check out loshes chocolate.
image: losheschocolate.com

I might have to bore you with a little science, chocolate simply has two chemicals tryptophan(T) and phenyl ethylamine (P) of which T is the building block for serotonin ( the chemical in the brain responsible for sexual arousal) while P is a stimulant related to amphetamine (the chemical released in the brain when people fall in love).

 CHILI
image:entertainment.naij.com

Popularly known as ATA RODO, in Nigeria, just like sex they make  you sweat, increase your heart rate and circulation. Basically they produce this chemi
cal known as capsaicin which not only is an aphrodisiac, but also a pain reliever. It makes you wonder whether our Yoruba breathren have known about this all along. 

Know any more natural aphrodisiacs? Share on the comments section below.

Have a super day.

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