An article on has a list of foods that are perfect for flirting and seduction on Valentine's Day.

If you're stocking up, they are:

--Chili peppers. Spicy foods get the heart pumping.

--Bananas. Contain chemicals that reportedly have a mood-lifting effect on the brain and raise self-confidence.

--Carrots. Their phallic appearance and high-fiber content may induce sexual desire.

--Shrimp. High in iodine, shrimp and other types of seafood are vital to the thyroid gland, which is vital for energy.

--Chocolate. 'Nuff said.

--Ginger. Increases blood flow to the genitals in both men and women.

--Olives. Green ones are believed to make men more virile, while black ones increase women's sex drive.

--Tomatoes. Known as "love apples" by Puritans, they have a reputation as a sexual stimulant.

--Apples. Since Adam and Eve, this fruit has been synonymous with temptation.



Source:, 'Eat Your Way to a Spicier Sex Life,' by Jennifer Warner, Feb. 2006