Aphrodisiacs – the way to sensual Valentine’s

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Aphrodisiacs – the way to sensual Valentine’s

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to spend pleasant moments by the side of your loved one. Discover how aphrodisiacs can spice up romantic moments. The article reveals the secrets of products that have been arousing the senses and increasing libido for centuries. Discover recipes for tasty dishes available in the Fitatu app, perfect for a dinner together.

For centuries, human sexuality has been an intriguing topic. For thousands of years, ways to increase sexual drive and potency have been sought. It was a magical topic, witches prepared love potions that were supposed to cause falling in love. Over the years, it was discovered that some food products and spices could indirectly affect libido.

Aphrodisiacs – what are they?

Aphrodisiacs are substances meant to stimulate sexual drive. This effect is indirect, through actions such as influencing the level of sex hormones or improving blood flow. Aphrodisiacs sometimes include food we consume every day, characterized by a high content of vitamins and microelements.

Popular aphrodisiacs

These ingredients will surely work during a Valentine’s dinner, stimulating not just the taste buds.


Seafood, especially shrimp or oysters, is a common choice for the main dish during a romantic dinner. Not without reason are they so popular on lovers’ plates; seafood is a source of zinc. This microelement affects the production of testosterone, which can influence an increase in sexual drive.

Lemon and ginger shrimps with rice


Dark chocolate with a high cocoa content is a source of polyphenols, antioxidants, and magnesium. Its consumption affects the secretion of serotonin because it is a source of tryptophan, its precursor. Serotonin improves mood, positively affects the digestive system, and stimulates the nervous system. It has been proven that dark chocolate reduces depressive states and alleviates symptoms of bad mood. And a good mood is useful not only on Valentine’s evening.

Baked banana with peanut butter and chocolate


Ginger used in many dishes of Eastern cuisine also affects sexual drive. Ginger roots are a source of many B-group vitamins, but also vitamins with antioxidant activity – A and E, as well as folic acid. Ginger also contains minerals such as calcium, potassium, or iron. Thanks to the content of these substances, ginger regularly consumed improves circulation and increases libido.

Ginger and orange drink


Pomegranate is not only delicious and extremely aesthetic fruit, it is a source of many bioactive substances. Chemical compounds found in pomegranate have strong antioxidant activity. Pomegranate extract has therapeutic properties including in the treatment of infertility in men and in hormonal therapy in women during menopause. Pomegranate thus affects the production of sex hormones in both women and men.

Salad with pomegranate seeds and baby spinach

Valentine’s Day recipes

In the Fitatu® app, you’ll find hundreds of recipes you can prepare for Valentine’s. There are suggestions for both meat-eaters and vegans, people on a gluten-free or ketogenic diet. If you’re looking for tried-and-true dishes, check out our users’ favorite recipes.

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