Valentine’s day is around the corner and in Mexico this celebration goes back to the times of the Aztecs and Mayans, they celebrated love and believed that there was a certain connection between food and fertility.
Most of this connections they believed it was because of the nutritional values of the food and some other just plain and simple because of the way looked, or resembled certain parts of the human body, a good example of this is the avocados, the Aztecs believed it to be an aphrodisiac mostly because of their shape.
Even if there is no scientific explanation about the fantastic qualities attributed to this particular food, most of them are delicious and at the end of the day the most powerful stimulus is the human brain so if they believed this food worked this way, just by firmly believing in it may have led them to get the result they were hoping for.
This is a list of some items that are included on the Mexican cuisine and are considered to be an aphrodisiac:
Vanilla: The sweet aroma of vanilla is has a reputation of increasing desire and is definitively a mood enhancer.
Tomato: An important part of every Mexican home, promoted by the French as an aphrodisiac and called “love apple”
Oysters: Have a reputation of enhancing the flow of oxygen trough the bloodstream helping the male reproductive ability.
Damiana: This plant is native to Mexico and used to make a tea that is well know in the country to be an aphrodisiac
Chocolate: The most popular gift on Valentine’s day. Is there a reason behind it?
Chile: Probably the number one Mexican cuisine ingredient, some people consider it an aphrodisiac because of the “rush” of heat that some of them produce.
Mexico is full of culture and its food is for you to discover during the upcoming Valentine’s day, but don’t forget to bring a box a chocolates just in case.
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