So many things in life contribute towards the quality of our sex lives and not all of them we can control, but one thing we do have full power over is the food that we eat.
There are countless foods out there that are labelled as aphrodisiacs –foods that will heighten your libido or improve your sex life in some way. In fact, it is so much easier than you would think to include them in your everyday diet.
Take for example the humble Asparagus stalk.
Asparagus is in season at the moment, so it is the perfect time to get your hands on a bunch and get clever in the kitchen.
Aside from the obviously phallic appearance of this simple green vegetable, asparagus also offers an abundance of nutritious qualities to benefit your body. High in calcium, potassium and vitamin E, this humble veggie will encourage healthy kidneys and urinary tract, keeping your downstairs feeling good.
Asparagus also contains aspartic acid which neutralises ammonia which is often the cause of fatigue and low libido. So a portion of these delicious stalks can give you a boost of energy and help to arouse your sexual urges.
So you’re in the kitchen, glaring at the bunch of asparagus in front of you whilst your date is waiting to see what you can rustle up. Well have no fear.
This has to be one of the easiest veggies to prepare. In fact, in the case of asparagus, the simpler the recipe the more erotic the meal can be.
Trim an inch off the wooden end of the stalk in case they have dried out any and simply douse the green stalks in a little olive oil and cook them on the grill over a high heat for 2 or 3 minutes until optimum tenderness has been reached. Serve with a pinch of salt, a generous twist of black pepper and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.
Add to the erotic atmosphere by eating these with your fingers from a sharing platter; delicious, decadent and perfect for getting you in the mood for a passionate night in.