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HEALTHY LIVING TIPS :Food to rev up your spouse’s mood

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By Henry Wanyama

Posted  Sunday, August 3  2014 at  01:00

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Want a romantic dinner? Sure, candles and soft music are nice, but what you and your partner nibble on could truly take things to another level. The following (healthy!) foods may actually affect hormone levels, brain chemistry, and energy, heightening arousal and sex drive.

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While there aren’t double-blind studies proving the aphrodisiac properties of these foods, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence suggesting they really help, so why not work in one (or more) on your next date night. Here are some menu items to choose from, work magic in your kitchen.
For starters: Make mixed greens with a yoghurt-honey salad dressing or carrot ginger soup. Main players here being honey and ginger which enhance blood circulation and hormonal excitement.

Main dish: Honey-roasted chicken, with avocado salsa. Honey and avocado kicks up the vibe.

Dessert: Banana split for two (top with peanut butter, rich in argenine, an ingredient believed by some to remedy erectile dysfunction) and spicy ginger cookies,avocado ice cream/ juice.
A combination of the above as one meal or independently but one following the other as you build up for the weekend grand prix will make your partner crave and want to devour you. Just in case you intend to have a long weekend, here is the morning magic.

A morning-after shake: Blend one banana, 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 1 teaspoon agave syrup, plus almond milk and ice as needed (about 1 cup each) for desired consistency; or scrambled eggs on. Also serve him with raw celery which boosts production of androsterone, an odorless hormone released through male perspiration. Androsterone acts as a pheromone.

Finish him up with a cup of Nutmeg: Used traditionally to boost libido, sprinkle some on your cappuccino,or cup of coffee with strong ginger and the morning experience will be phenomenon

The writer is the presenter of NTV Kitchen Delight