For those that need a little assistance in the "love" area, see our take on the Top Aphrodisiacs.
"For centuries, the smell, taste and appearance of food has been touted as passion-producing," says Sari Greaves, RD, spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. Here at Travel Channel, we thought we'd have a little fun with this. First up? Pomegranates also known as "love apples." (Source: WebMD)
Many people believe that artichokes ramp up sexual desire and increase sperm count. (Source: WebMD)
"Cocoa beans contain phenylethamine, a compound that triggers the release of endorphins, compounds associated with pleasure," according to Elizabeth M. Ward, MS, RD (WebMD.com). Cocoa powder processed without alkaline provides the biggest bang for the buck and dark chocolate has the most cocoa powder. (Source: WebMD)
Oysters contain high amounts of dopamine and zinc, 2 ingredients that increase sexual desire. (Source: WebMD)
There is something to be said for warm honey drizzled on a toasted French baguette (or anywhere else you'd like to drizzle it).
Rumor has it, just uttering the word "truffle" has been known to send feelings of passion to both males and females.
It's believed that avocado's aphrodisiacal quality stems from its appearance and not its taste.
In olden times, a bride was given 3 courses of vegetables, including asparagus, the night before her wedding.
This aphrodisiac probably needs no explanation. Good wine and good company is generally the only ingredients you need for a romantic evening.
Last but not least, strawberries are said to be a symbol of passion, loaded with vitamin C to fight impotency. They're also especially wonderful dipped in chocolate!