Valentine’s Day is here, and if you’re in the mood to get passionate with your partner, the best way to each other’s heart is through the stomach. Impress your date with the whole package of champagne, rose petals and, of course, bites to get you in the mood for a seductive night. Avocado View this post on Instagram A post shared by Maria Virginia Chacon (@greenbody1) on Apr 7, 2019 at 6:04pm PDT Fun fact: did you know that the original translation for avocado in Aztec was testicle? After the Spanish conquerors arrived, they revised the name to aguacate, which does not mean that any more. However, avocado can still be your sexy fruit, as it stimulates sexual desire with high levels of phytosterols and vitamin E and boosting dopamine with Omega-3 for men and women. An extra for gents, it also contains folic acid, which can stimulate your sex drive and vitamin B6, which increases testosterone production. What garlic can do for your sex life – and the surprising ways you can take it Chilli peppers View this post on Instagram A post shared by noctua (@noctuas.valley) on Nov 12, 2019 at 12:25am PST Want to “Netflix and chill”? Then spice up your date with a dash of chilli peppers. Containing capsaicin, a compound that augments the release of epinephrine (aka adrenaline), and endorphins, the fiery spice will generate tingling and arousing sensations such as flushed cheeks, plumped up lips, rapid heart rate and, of course, sweat. So, get ready for a red-hot night of passion. Dark chocolate Chocolate is a delicious treat but research states that it does not directly power up libido. However, it can evoke feelings of excitement and happiness as it contains chemicals like phenylethylamine, so you can still feed your partner some chocolate bites. But make it dark and at least 75 per cent cacao, and see how things develop. Ginger View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nurture Botanics (@nurturewithbotanics) on Aug 23, 2019 at 7:17am PDT If you are not into the hotness of chillies, but still want to spice up your night with something warm, ginger is the perfect ingredient. This spice can improve blood flow and circulation, heightening sexual performance and a better ability to reach the big O. For gents who need help, ginger is believed to help with erectile dysfunction. 7 sexy Valentine’s Day gifts that definitely drop hints Hummus View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sugarbowl Cafe (@sugarbowlcafe) on Feb 9, 2020 at 4:37pm PST If you’re a meme-lover, you would already know that hummus easily has the best and funniest food memes. This Middle Eastern and Mediterranean chickpea-dish has won hearts all over the world for its high levels of iron, magnesium, zinc and potassium, which boost vigour and improve sexual function. So, take the memes’ advice and feed your partner some hummus to get in the mood. View this post on Instagram Valentine’s Day must-reads A post shared by Hummus Memes (@hummusmem3s) on Feb 14, 2019 at 6:24am PST Honey View this post on Instagram A post shared by sue sinko (@suesinko.photography) on Aug 17, 2019 at 2:45pm PDT Where do you think the term “honeymoon” came from? Back in ancient times, couples would drink a traditional fermented honey drink, to be blessed with a sweet and fruitful marriage, until the new moon of their marriage. This aphrodisiac contains boron, a mineral which may enhance hormone levels such as testosterone, and nitric oxide, a molecule released into the bloodstream when aroused, so prepare to drip some honey. The 5 weirdest edible aphrodisiacs from around the world Oysters View this post on Instagram A post shared by Fish Cheeks (@fishcheeksnyc) on Feb 9, 2020 at 10:47am PST Ah, of course, this ultimate cliché should be on the list. This invigorating shellfish is filled with libido-pumping substances, such as zinc, a mineral required for testosterone and sperm production for gents and elevated lubrication for ladies. Plus, D-aspartic acid, which releases testosterone and oestrogen, and dopamine, stirring up lust and stamina. Little wonder legendary lover Giacomo Casanova is said to have eaten 50 oysters for breakfast each day. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .