Though food aphrodisiacs are mostly myth, there are some truths behind the traditions. For instance, food can awaken the senses and certain foods can help elicit romance.
While we don’t know the romantic science behind food, we do know what dishes are great for your teeth!
Cupid may use an arrow, but you can use a fork. Try serving one of these tooth-friendly romance foods for your next dinner date:
Oysters are known to be romantic in the food world because they are rich in hormone-triggering amino acids. Oysters may heat up the romance, but don’t turn up the heat. Enjoy them raw to keep the amino acids intact. Oysters are high in magnesium, a mineral that increases blood flow and strengthens teeth.
Almonds contain selenium, a nutrient that can increase fertility. There’s good news for your smile, too — almonds are high in calcium, a mineral that strengthens teeth.
Sweet potatoes are hot potatoes too! These naturally sweet root crop are full of folic acid, to help with fertility. Their vitamin C and beta-carotene promote healthy gums, and their vitamin A fights infertility. Sprinkle with cinnamon for an extra hint of spice.
There’s a reason for chocolate’s decadent reputation –chocolate contains serotonin, the “cuddle chemical.” And because it melts quickly in your mouth, chocolate is one of the best sweets for teeth.
So whip up something special for your partner!