Sunday, January 15, 2012

FOODS WITH APHRODISIAC PROPERTIES. APHRODISIAC FOODIES AND COOKING METHODS.

FOODS WITH APHRODISIAC PROPERTIES.  APHRODISIAC  FOODIES AND COOKING METHODS.
RECIPE: ADAM AND EVE’S POTPOURRI : last page

Folk medicines held the belief that many natural foods and herbs contain aphrodisiac properties. An aphrodisiac is something that heightens sexual passions and desires. To my personal belief, upkeep of the male or female hormones in oneself is important- in maintaining youthfulness, rather slows down the aeging process. 
Here are a few food ingredients with purported aphrodisiac properties, backed up by research, that may help benefits many-

1.CELERY Celery stimulates the major gland that releases sexual hormonesthe pituitary gland. Celery are normally eaten raw as salad or cooked, as in vegetables.
TIP: Celery is among a small group of foods (headed by peanuts)  that can provoke the most severe allergic reactions. Exposure can cause potentially fatal  anaphylactic shock. The allergen is not destroyed at cooking temperatures- wiki
Anaphylaxis is defined as "a serious allergic reaction,  that is rapid in onset and may cause death".  Symptoms like  an  itchy  rash, throat swelling, and low blood pressure.  Common causes include insect bites, foods, and medications

2.OYSTERS Oysters have a slightly similar smell to female pheromones (chemical signals released that triggers a social response). 
Oysters are an excellent source of zinc, iron, calcium, selenium, as well as Vitamin A and Vitamin B12.  Oysters are low in food energy  and are considered at healthiest when eaten raw on the half shell.
Traditionally, oysters were considered to be an aphrodiasiac.  A team of American and Italian researchers analyzed bivalves and found they were rich in amino acids that trigger increased levels of sex hormones.  Their high zinc content aids in  the production of testosterone.
Some kinds of oyster are commonly consumed, cooked or raw, by humans. Other kinds, such as pearl oysters, are not eaten.
Oysters can be eaten on the half shell, raw, smoked, baked, fried, roasted, stewed, canned, pickled, steamed, broiled or used in a variety of drinks
TIP: Fresh oysters must be alive just before consumption or cooking. There is only one criterion: the oyster must be capable of tightly closing its shell. Open oysters should be tapped on the shell; a live oyster will close up and  thus  is safe to eat. Oysters which remained  open and unresponsive are dead and must be discarded


3.DARK CHOCOLATE-  Cocoa or dark chocolate benefits the circulartory system.  Eating chocolate makes a person feel good as it produces opiates in the brain and it contains phenylethylamine, which is the same hormone, released during sex. Phenethylamine is sometimes described as a 'love chemical.
Research looking at the psychoactivity of chocolate reveals that methylxanthine, an active biological substance found in chocolate, competes with adenosine, a presynaptic inhibitor modulator, and blocks its receptor. This induced blockage can lead to arousal.
TIP: A study reported by the BBC  indicated that  MELTING chocolate in one's mouth produced an increase in brain activity and heart rate that was more intense than that associated with passionate kissing and also lasted four times as long after the activity had ended

4.TRUFFLES- Truffles were a popular aphrodisiac during ancient Roman times. They share a similar scent with the male pheromone, androstenone.There are hundreds of species of truffles, the genus Tuber  are highly prized as a food. Truffles  is the fruiting body of an underground mushroom.
Because of their high price and their pungent taste, truffles are used sparingly. Supplies can be found commercially as  fresh produce or preserved, typically in a light brine.
Truffles are generally served raw, and shaved over steaming buttered pasta or salads. White or black paper-thin truffle slices may be inserted into meats, under the skins of roasted chicken/ fowls  or in stuffings. Some specialty cheeses contain truffles as well.


TIP: Adding truffles to fried eggs- is recommended by many gourmets, as the best way to enjoy the flavor.

Truffle oil

Truffle oil is often used as a cheaper and convenient substitute for truffles, to provide or enhance the flavor in cooking. Most "truffle oil," however, does not contain any truffles. The vast majority is olive oil, which has been artificially flavored.

5.BANANAS The banana is full of potassium and B vitamins that help with sexual hormone production. The firmer, starchier fruit are called plantains or "cooking bananas". The distinction is purely arbitrary and the terms 'plantain' and 'banana' are sometimes interchangeable depending on their usage.


They can be eaten raw or cooked-  snacks, do dishes and deserts


Bananas are an excellent source of  vitamin B6 , vitamin C, manganese and potassium.

Banana ingestion may affect dopamine production in people deficient in the amino acid tyrosine, a dopamine precursor present in bananas. 

Red color bananas the best


6.CAVIAR Caviar is full of protein, Omega 3 and amino acids that help to increase energy and blood flow, which are essential for  longer periods.  Amino acids  help  raise sexual hormone levels.
Caviar by definition is salted roe of sturgeon or other large fish; usually served as an hors d'oeuvre. During the last century, American/ Chinese paddlefish (spoonbill) and Beluga (European sturgeon) have been commercially exploited for their eggs (roe), called caviar

7.FIGS Figs are one of the most erotic of all foods. They provide a great source of iron and potassium, both important in maintaining sexual energy for extended periods.
Figs can be eaten fresh or dried, and used in jam-making. Most commercial production is in dried or otherwise processed forms, since the ripe fruit does not transport well, and once plucked does not keep well.

Figs are one of the highest plant sources of calcium and fiber. Dried figs are richest in fiber, copper, calcium, manganese, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin K, relative to human needs. 
Figs have a laxative effect and contain many antioxidants

8.GINGER Ginger increases circulation, which heightens sensitivity to the erogenous zones.
Ginger is the rhizome of a plant, consumed as a delicacy, medicine or spice (hot fragrant)
Young ginger rhizomes are juicy, fleshy , with a mild taste. They are often pickled in vinegar, as a snack or cooked as an ingredient in dishes.. Mature ginger roots are fibrous, the juice is extremely potent  and often used as a spice. Essential oils are also extracted.
Powdered dry ginger root is typically used as a flavoring for recipes such as gingerbread, cookies, crackers and cakes. Ginger can also be made into candy.

They can  be steeped in boiling water to make ginger tea- “jahe” (Indonesia), “sorrel” (the Caribbean),  “zanjabil” (Arabic). The Jamaicans make carbonated ginger beer drinks. Ginger tea can be added with honey or lemon/ orange.
Ginger has been found to be effective for treating nausea caused by seasickness, morning sickness and chemoteraphy.  Also stimulates saliva production, have blood thinning and cholesterol lowering  properties that may make it useful for treating heart disease.
TIP: Fresh ginger can be substituted for ground ginger at a ratio of 6 to 1
9.DAMIANA - Damiana helps to raise energy levels and sends oxygen to the genital areas. It is said to help women reach orgasm easier and increase the sexual stamina of men. Spanish missionaries first recorded that the Mexican Indians drank Damiana tea mixed with sugar for use as an aphrodisiac.
Damiana, long claimed to have a stimulating effect on libido, and its use as an aphrodisiac has continued into modern times. Some scientific evidence in support of its long history of use has emerged recently.



Turnera diffusa (damiana) is a shrub native to south western Texas, Central and South America and the Caribbean.



Damiana has small, aromatic flowers. It blossoms in early to late summer 
and is followed by fruits that taste similar to figs. 

The shrub has a spice-like odor like chamomile, due to it’s essential oils. 


The leaves were made into a tea and an  incense which was used by natives  for its relaxing effects.




10. GINSENG-

Both American and Chinese ginseng, also Korean red ginseng, are used to treat fatigue and stress (nourishing stimulant). 

It helps with sexual impotence and stamina.

In some studies, ginseng has been demonstrated to have a stimulating effect on the pituitary gland to increase the secretion of gonadotropins.


 The pituitary gland the major gland that releases sexual hormones.


11.CLAMS- Much like Oysters, clams have amino acids that help to raise sexual hormone levels. Clams are an excellent source of protein and iron which helps with sexual stamina. One single serving of clams offers more than 100% of our daily iron needs.
The Italians cooked them with mixed seafood and  pasta.  Clams can be eaten raw, steamed, boiled, baked or fried; the method of preparation depends partly on the size and species of the clam


Some pharmaceutical drugs do help increase libido, but they come with multiple side effects and health risks. This makes it worthwhile to try natural aphrodisiacs, backed up by research and proven as aphrodisiac compounds.


RECIPE:  ADAM AND EVE POTPOURRI  
Ingredients for two servings
2 garlic- minced
2 cm mature ginger- chiffanade (paper thin slices)
10 pieces clams
6 pieces oysters
1 dried fig- julienned
A few thin slices of pickled truffles (optional- rare find)
Some caviar if you have any (rare find)
Some damiana flowers and leaves (rare find-optional)
1 cup celery slices (1cm)
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tbsp olive oil 
Method:
Use non stick pan, heat up oil, stir in garlic and ginger for 3 minutes. Add in oysters, clams and figs. Stir for 3 minutes, add in half cup water and oyster sauce. Mix well and cover with lid, leave for 5 minutes.
Next, add in tomato sauce, caviar and truffles. Stir for a minute, then add celery and damiana until cooked crisp tender. Done ! healthy cooking always- ha ha
You shall have raw ripe banana  for dessert
Your drink of choice will be warm ginseng tea


HERE, I  PUBLISH ONE COMMENT FROM A FRIEND KATRINA;
A friend, married for 14yrs and childless after trying almost anything recommended by everyone. Then she conceived a girl and 2 years later, a son.
So I enquired, what actually happened, anything unusual she did or ate. According to her, she was then in Kunak, Sabah when she got pregnant to her first baby.
What she noticed was her craving for CLAMs, special variety only found there, took it regularly.. and well.....hmmmmmmm?

43 comments:

  1. Wow....Thanks for this...I probably need ALL of them ;-)

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    1. hi jasna, many thanks for visiting..yes, i agree with you- to my opinion, aphrodiasiac ingredients are important to eat, helps to balance and maintain our hormone levels, in order to upkeep our youthfulness. ..men and women alike
      have a nice day

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  2. hahaha..that explains why..my hon loves dark chocos Wan..ok can I have all of those aha aha..honestly Wan thank you for your info. I have allergies and I didn't know those facts about celery and nuts..Yes I have those signs with my eyes bulging like an owl and my throat swelling..I have red skin allergy now on my legs maybe a exceeded my limits of eating dairy foods huhuhu..passing by Wan ;)

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    1. hi Sie, many thanks for coming. my father cannot eat chicken, his eyes will swell and get itchy instantly.
      in your case you have to write down what you eat and drink everyday..then it is easier to identify your allergies.
      have a nice day dear

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  3. wow!this sounds good and something different!!!

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  4. Wow..Yummy one...Thanks for posting

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  5. Wow..great post ,all in our day to day food!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  6. Very interesting, should eat more of them, as balance is the key for an energetic and powerful life.
    Have a lovely day!

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  7. Hi Wan, Holy Smoke! I have been enlightened! Eating all what you mentioned will improve the horsepower? Right! This weekend, off to market I go, and celery top of the list.
    I eat 2 bananas a day. Will graduate to 3 from today, ha ha.
    Not to sure about caviar though, must check my pockets first, ha ha.

    We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.
    You have a beautiful day, Wan, and stay beautiful.
    Lee.

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  8. Great list! I'll have to pick up several things on this list.

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  9. Though I have read and heard on the same, I am not sure on how much of trues there is. We too indulge in these type of food from time to time esp the oysters at least once a month. Hahahahah!!!! wonder it works for us.

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  10. I didn't know celery is an aphrodisiac! Have a great week, wan!

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  11. No. No oyster please!!!
    No caviar...
    Celery... yummy, yummy... ginger... all the other are great!

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  12. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post dear! I have heard most of them except damiana. Looking forward to more valuable contribution from you...

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  13. Hi Wan! :) Thanks for sharing another great post! :) healthy not just for body but also to our mind! :) muaaaaahhhhhhhh!:)

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  14. excellent information...thanks wan
    keep up the great work..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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    1. hi jay, thanks for visiting and liking this post. have a nice day

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  15. Clams,
    A friend, married for 14yrs and childless after trying almost anything recommended by everyone. Then she conceived a girl and 2 years later, a son.

    So I enquired, what actually happened, anything unusual she did or ate. According to her, she was then in Kunak, Sabah when she got pregnant to her first baby.

    What she noticed was her craving for CLAMs, special variety only found there, took it regularly.. and well.....hmmmmmmm?

    Cheers

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  16. No way...CELERY? I knew about all of them except for celery and bananas! GREAT information and a fun post, as always, my friend!

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  17. tulisannnya tentang food sangat bagus, Thanks

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  18. Wonderful post. Very informative. I like each and every post of yours. Keep it up!

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  19. hi cindyrina, thanks for coming, try tis diet -great for all . have a nice day..

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  20. hi ana, thanks for your visit.. no oysters? i like them. have a nice day.

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  21. hi aarthi, tnanks for coming and have a nice day dear

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  22. hi julie, thanks for coming, glad you like the post and have a nice day dear

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  23. hi yummy chunklet, welcome your visit, glad you also keen on this post, thanks and have a great day

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  24. hi marie, thanks dear for coming over.. would be great if you go for their very healthy benefits.. nice day to you

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  25. hi Lee, enlightened? thank you for your visit, great to know you eat bananas, they are very highly nutritious and keeps you in a cheerful mood to... no wonder your sense of humor is above normal- ha ha! Have a wonderful day and a Happy Chinese New Year

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  26. hi nava, glad you came, think its worth eating these foodies, cos they have the chemical compound needed by our body..must eat more regularly ..have a nice day

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  27. hi peachkins, thanks for coming over.. you may want to increase your celery intake now..have a good week to you too

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  28. hi ana, thanks for the visit..hey are you allergic to oysters..
    There's one cosmetic, made from caviar... i tried the facial three times..ok but i cant stand the slight fishy smell. have a nice day

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  29. hi treat and tricks.. thanks for visiting and for the sweet compliment... i love to do this valuable post. have a nice day dear

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  30. hi sagittarian, many thanks for visiting..yes, i agree with you, this is a good post on aphrodiasiac ingredients- helps to maintain our hormone levels, in order to upkeep our youthfulness etc. ..have a nice day

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  31. hi katrina Thanks for your visit and THANK YOU SO MUCH ON THE TIP ABOUT CLAMS... I HAVE PUBLISHED YOUR COMMENT IN MY BLOG POST.. FOR ALL TO SHARE ITS BENEFITS// HAVE A NICE DAY

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  32. Hi ann, thanks for your visit.. yes madam, celery is really good.. it has the right compound to stimulate the glands to produce sexual hormones yay yay, thats scientifically proven.. have a nice day.

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  33. hi obat mata..thanks for coming and for your sweet comment...nice to know you..

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  34. hi IBG, thanks for your visit and comment. have a nice day

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    1. hi sm, thanks for your visit and sweet comment.. hope you will follow too. have a nice day

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  36. Where can we find a red color banana in KL?
    I want to try red banana.... [",]

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  37. hi lunaticg. thanks for coming over.
    i used to buy the red banana variety at the pasar malam in taman melawati.. one fruit seller there regularly sells this.. you ask the other traders at the pasar malam about him. very difficult to find this red one. have a great weekend.

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  38. hi Wan
    i think it is book with every type informtion.i admire ur blog i learn and came to know &see many things which i nver see before. keep it up so we will be benifitted from ur post

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