aphrodisiac garlic

The aphrodisiac power of aromatic garlic

Unlike most aphrodisiac foods, garlic is one that both lovers must eat for its magical properties to manifest powers of romance. The reason? It’s no mystery of science or magic but one of common sense. A whiff of garlic breath is about as arousing as the smell of a zoo on a hot, summer day. The only antidote is to partake with your lover in the feast of sweet stink. This way, you numb your senses to any unappealing odor.

Beyond its reputation as an aphrodisiac food, garlic is one of those mysterious ingredients touted to cure everything from lethargy to cancer. (This is also true, to some extent, of the other members of the allium family. Alliums also include leeks, chives, onions and shallots.) In France, it is boiled in a pungent soup as a treatment for the common cold. It’s also been credited with an ability to lower bad cholesterol and fight sleep apnea. But for lovers, the most important of its promises is the power to inspire extraordinary stamina and unbridled energy. (…Or so the story goes. The ancient Greeks fed garlic to top athletes prior to Olympic competition to encourage peak performance.)

Ok, maybe you’re one of those picky eaters who tends to shy away from the stronger of culinary smells. But if you are, you might want to chew on this: A scientific study proved that the chemical substance creating garlic’s aroma, (the one that lingers in the air and also creates garlic breath), is one of the chemicals present in female sexual secretions.

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