Though food aphrodisiacs are mostly myth, there are some truths behind the traditions. For instance, food can awaken the senses and certain foods can elicit romantic memories.
While we don’t know the romantic science behind food, we do know which 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:
Most famously known as a romantic food, oysters 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 also high in magnesium, a mineral that increases blood flow and strengthens teeth.
This nut has been a longtime symbol of fertility, with sugared Jordan almonds given as wedding favors in many cultures. They’re good for your smile, too! Almonds are high in calcium, a mineral that strengthens teeth.
• Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are hot potatoes too! Fancied for their lustful properties as early as the 16th century, these naturally sweet root crop have vitamin C and beta-carotene that promote healthy gums. Sprinkle with cinnamon for an extra hint of spice.
There are many reasons for chocolate’s decadent reputation –most related to chemicals and compounds said to induce pleasure. But because it melts quickly in your mouth, chocolate is one of the relatively better sweets for teeth.
So whip up something special for your partner!