(Medicine / Pharmacology) a drug, food, etc., that excites sexual desire
exciting or heightening sexual desire
[from Greek aphrodisiakos, from aphrodisios belonging to Aphrodite]
Chocolate as an aphrodisiac
Have you ever felt an unexplainable pleasure after eating chocolate? From a scientific standpoint, chocolate contains both Serotonin and Phenylethylamine, which are mood-lifting hormones found naturally in the human brain. When we consume chocolate, we increase our normal levels of both, which leads to that feeling of excitement, as well as an increased level of energy
Chocolate, favored by the Aztec gods, helps the release of serotonin that is responsible for feelings of relaxation and pleasure. Dark chocolate is preferable as it contains a higher level of cocoa that is supposed to be more effective. It provides a boost to some good, old-fashioned loving and has the additional advantage of being high in magnesium and antioxidants.