On Valentine’s Day, it’s traditional to feed your lover aphrodisiacs, aka foods that will inflame their passions and put them in the mood for for love. You can’t eat some aphrodisiacs on the keto diet, like figs or honey — but if you’re planning a sexy meal for your sweetie, there are several great keto options.
They’re slippery, they look positively naughty, and once they’re out of their shell they slide right through your lips… and you can enjoy 6 of them with just 2g net carbs. Oysters also a great source of zinc, in case you need a little more to feel perky.
Yes, it’s true that the in Nahuatl, the language spoken by natives of central Mexico when the Spanish arrived, the word for avocado — āhuacatl — also meant “testicles,” the same way that “nuts” is used in English today. Supposedly elderly French King Louis XIV gobbled avocados when his libido lagged. Avocados are also soft and creamy, and full of vitamins B6, B9, and folic acid to pep you up. They’re the most keto fruit (yes, fruit) on the planet, with just 5g net carbs per cup.
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Is it getting hot in here? Chili peppers look, ahem, manly, and they’ll make your palms sweat, your heart race, and inflame your lips — sounds like the beginning of a good night right there. Spice up your love life with a cup of canned green chilis for 4g net carbs, a dried ancho pepper, 5g net carbs, and a cup of raw serrano peppers, 3g net carbs.
The scent of almonds supposedly arouses passion in women. There isn’t much evidence for this, but they do smell good, they’re delicious, and they’re excellent keto snacks with just 3g net carbs per ounce.
Some foods seem to be aphrodisiacs just because they look like body parts. Erect asparagus — featured in the Kama Sutra — definitely falls into this category, and with less than 3g net carbs and 32 calories for 10 spears, they’re definitely keto-friendly.
Asparagus is also high in vitamin E — those 10 spears will give you about 10% of your recommended daily intake — which is supposed to increase blood flow to all your most enjoyable regions.
Yes, okra is yet another vegetable that looks like little phalluses… but if you cook it right, it has an intriguing slippery texture too. Okra is a great source of nutrients including zinc, folate, and iron to keep all your favorite body parts working smoothly, and has about 4g net carbs per cup.
Walnuts are supposed to inspire passion by looking like sexy lady parts, and there’s evidence that walnuts make men more fertile by improving sperm motility. They’re full of Omega 3s and have just 2 net carbs in an ounce. Nibble away!
Whatever you feed your sweetie, we hope you enjoy sharing your keto love on Valentine’s Day.
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