Doctors share list of aphrodisiac foods

February 14, 2013 5:27:34 PM PST
Here's an option to going out for a valentine's dinner. Cook at home and load the food with aphrodisiacs! In fact, some Baylor researchers have learned how to put up to 10 aphrodisiacs in one dish.

Oysters are famous for being an aphrodisiac. But adding cheese and bacon can make them more potent because they're also aphrodisiacs.

Dr. Dolores Lamb who aptly heads Baylor's Center for Reproductive Medicine showed us more than 100 aphrodisiac foods.

"Things like peppers give endorphin secretions, which are associated with a good feeling," she said.

So Dr. Lamb's researchers, staff and trainees paused their work to create a food with the most lust potential. They marinated vegetables in garlic, cilantro, ginger and peppers -- all said to be aphrodisiacs and put cinnamon on fruit.

"Cinnamon is also an aphrodisiac ingredient," assistant professor Carolina Jorgez said.

A rice cake became a love potent by adding mushrooms, olive oil, and Chinese sausage.

Dr. Lamb's chili was loaded with aphrodisiacs like beans, tomatoes, onions, garlic, chili peppers, cheese and avocados.

Even her salad made us swoon with all the vasodilators in it like: raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and so many more.

"I know first hand that it works," Dr. Lamb said.

More people headed for his shrimp dish. We know chocolate improves mood, but did you know the cheese, egg and vanilla in a flan could increase your lust?

Cupid would have swooned at the mood-altering substances here. But what's it like to eat all these aphrodisiacs at the same time?

"We've had no unwanted side effect reported," Dr. Lamb said.

As with any scientific project, results are important, so when we asked the results of these aphrodisiac lunches we were told more research is needed.

List of aphrodisiac foods:


Artichokes
Chilies
Chocolate
Curry
Dried frog
Eels
French onion soup
Ginseng
Horseradish
Intestines and sexual organs of various animals
Kidney beans
Lobster
Milk
Nuts
Oysters
Quail
Rabbit pie
Sloe gin
Turnips
Vanilla
Well water
More aphrodisiac foods
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