With the month of love firmly underway, the days can be longer and work a lot more tiring. Many of us might need a little something special to help with stamina or performance when work ends and social time begins. To help you get on the right track, here are seven special foods to get you in the mood this Valentine’s Day.
Although Soju has become a staple of many wine and cocktail bars in the city, a new addition is making its way onto the scene. Often missed when perusing the menu of many popular Korean restaurants, Bokbunia-ju is an especially sweet wine. Made using a raspberry local to South Korea, this sweet wine never reaches more that 19 per cent in strength and is said to grant stamina and strength.
The tastiest section on this list, chocolate contains the chemicals anandamide and phenylethylamine, which boost serotonin levels—the chemical that makes you feel good. It is a hot topic as to whether or not this helps in romantic situations, but when combined with any number of other ingredients it sure does put a smile on people’s faces.
One of the most famous helpers of love, oysters are provocative in many ways. The amount of zinc present in each one help to heighten certain hormones that are helpful in romantic situations, while the eating of them is said to be a sensual experience when shared with someone special.
Although often used as a herbal medicine to help blood circulation and increase energy, Tong Kat seems to have other uses. Ask many Singaporean citizen and they will tell you of the amazing power of Tong Kat and its ability to increase stamina and performance when needed.
There is an Indonesian saying that “when a Durian falls down, the sarong goes up”. With the famous fruit having one of the strongest odours of any fruit, many would turn their nose up at the prospect of it doing anything but make you feel ill. However, for many years people have believed in the power of Durian to heat you up.
For many years, the medical benefits of the Indian spice has been known. The antioxidants that are present have been used to help a number of ailments as the spice is added to desserts, drinks and larger meals. But it turns out that there is one more thing that the antioxidants can help with. Throughout history, many famous idols of love and passion have used saffron in their love life. Even Cleopatra is said to have bathed in saffron to utilise its sensual properties.
In China, ginseng is known as the “man root” because of its shape, and it is sold in many herbal medicine shops to hopeful men seeking help with a rather personal problem. The roots of red ginseng have been scientifically shown to improve blood circulation to certain lower areas of the body.