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13 Aphrodisiac Foods to Put You in the Mood

13 Aphrodisiac Foods to Put You in the Mood

By Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer

When selecting recipes for your Valentine's Day celebration, you might want to consider more than just taste preferences. If you want to feel friskier, add one or more of these reputed aphrodisiacs to the menu. While many of these foods' powers are rooted solely in lore and ancient tradition, they are mostly whole foods, with plenty of nutrition to offer. Don't consider these 13 ingredients to be a prescription for a better love life or anything that ails you, but do check out the delicious recipes that showcase them!
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As far back as 100 AD, the ancient Romans gave newlyweds almonds as a fertility charm. In modern times, we know that their heart-healthy fats, vitamin E and potassium will help protect your ticker. Try them in sweet and savory dishes for added crunch and sweetness. (Sweet almond oil makes a great massage oil, too!)

Try these recipes:
Almond Chicken Salad with Asparagus
Cranberry-Almond Oatmeal Cookies
Green Beans with Balsamic, Onions and Almonds