We’re in the holiday spirit now, with Thanksgiving here and so many holiday parties coming up. Specifically, the Thanksgiving dinner—and not just because we have our friends and family gathered around the table with us. Did you know that many of our traditional Thanksgiving foods are really aphrodisiacs?
It’s true, according to an article on yourtango.com, which lists seven holiday foods that can get your blood flowing and your mood showing before the end of the last football game. Let’s start with that traditional favorite, pumpkin pie. According to Alan Hirsch, a neurologist at Chicago’s Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, the aroma of pumpkin pie increases blood flow to the penis by 40 percent—even more so if it’s combined with the smell of lavender (although I’m not sure how that would taste).
Another aphrodisiac at the table? Oysters, which we’ve heard about for years as being a mood-setter. The reason, experts say, is the zinc in oysters that helps with testosterone production in both men and women.
Another holiday tradition? Red wine, which is rich in resveratrol, an antioxidant. A study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information showed that levels of sexual desire were higher in women who were moderate drinkers of red wine.
There are more foods that will kick up your desire that probably are regulars on your Thanksgiving table—if not, there’s still time to shop! Read about the sexy Thanksgiving foods HERE and the study on red wine HERE.
And while we’re giving thanks, we want to thank our staff, our Consultants and their clients, along with all of you who have donated to the Patty Brisben Foundation over the past year. If you’re in the Cincinnati area, stop by Pure Romance on Tuesday, December 3 for our annual Shop and Sip benefiting the Patty Brisben Foundation and get LOTS of your holiday shopping done! And a Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!