Passion Food: Aphrodisiacs put to the test

With Valentine's Day approaching, you and your partner may be looking to ignite some passion in the bedroom. Aside from setting the mood with candlelight and romantic music, taking natural food aphrodisiacs may also help turn up the heat. But do they really work?

Ms Celeste Viviers, a dietitian at Thomson Wellth Clinic, says: "The research on food as an aphrodisiac is scant and inconclusive. But there is no reason one cannot enjoy these foods in moderation. The libido is a subjective concept and what may work for one may not work for another.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 10, 2019, with the headline 'Passion Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe