Everyday Show: Aphrodisiac Foods Everyday Show: Aphrodisiac FoodsFebruary 20, 2017 in Media, TravelShare ThisFacebookPinterestTwitterPrintemailWe all familiar with certain aphrodisiac foods to get us in the mood but it goes further than just eating the food. Healthy Julie is here to talk about how we can support out bodies on a physical and emotional level with aphrodisiac foods to get us in the right space for a great valentines’ evening. Aphrodisiac foods are simply foods with compounds that either increase blood flow or relax us. On a physical level, circulation and blood flow is needed for arousal. On an emotional level, being mentally relaxed and connected to yourself is really the key to connecting with another person. And when those two things are taken care of – you get fireworks :). SO how do we support those things with food? 1. Heighten Your Senses Before we talk about the actual foods, it’s important to mention that focusing on non-sexual pleasures can have a major impact in the bedroom. The reason being is that your priming your body to react to stimulation. So, eat or drink delicious food, smell the beautiful flowers at the table, really listen to the music playing. It’s pretty much foreplay. We never really think of it that way. 2. High Quality with a Hint of Indulgence Now, as for food, we’re not going on a diet tonight but we’re also not gorging ourselves on foods that don’t make us feel our best. Again, its all about connecting with our own body so we can connect with our partner’s. So choose a dish that focuses on high quality ingredients with plenty of fruits and veggies with a hint of indulgence. 3. Chili-Chocolate Sauce I have a recipe that supports both the physical and emotional needs of your body. Raw cacao (not cocoa powder) is rich in magnesium which helps with relaxation and also releases feel-good hormones serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine creating a euphoric feeling. Chili is a well-known aphrodisiac because of its compound capsaicin which stimulates nerve endings, increases blood flow, and releases endorphins.