Americans tend to have a fascination with the romance of Valentine's Day, but there's no reason that those thoughts and feelings can't extend beyond the day of love. Instead of getting depressed once the romance and excitement of Valentine's is over, Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil advises couples use foolproof aphrodisiacs that will help bring back chemicals created when they first fell in love. CBS News reports on some common foods that have romantic properties (http://cbsloc.al/yQAuyv) which Dr. Bonnie suggests incorporating into a weekly or monthly routine:
• Dark Chocolate - Contains PEA which makes people feel in love and creates an endorphin high, plus it releases serotonin, which leads to a good mood.
• Pesto: Garlic, pine nuts and basil are symbols of love. Pine nuts help libido which help with sperm production -they are rich in zinc which is essential for male potency.
• Raspberries: sensual fruit that are rich in antioxidants and may increase stamina • Honey lavender-vanilla cream: these aromas are powerful stimulants that may increase arousal - perfect with raspberries for an aphrodisiac aroma, making you feel more intimate with your partner.
• Champagne - the effervescence helps this form of alcohol travel through the blood stream more quickly. Plus, it makes couples feel more sizzle and spice, and also perfect to serve with raspberries.
Dr. Bonnie suggests couples use these tips all year round. She tells couples who have been together for a while to "make a decision to fall in love again" and including these foods in a repeatable ritual is a smart way to do that.
"These foods can help bring couples closer together, which will help them re-create the chemistry they had when they first got together."
The power of touch is crucial to sustaining a healthy relationship and by making it part of a relationship ritual, couples can turn every day into Valentine's Day.
For more info on smart heart skills, romance magic and preventing and treating and forgiving adultery, enroll in Dr. Bonnie's online education to-go course, Marriage and Relationships: Keys to Success. Check out her book, winner of NY Times Reader's Choice Award, "Make Up, Don't Break Up: Finding and Keeping Love for Singles and Couples" for more warning signs and solutions to reach magic in marriage.
Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil (Dr. Bonnie) is a relationship expert who was named by Psychology Today as one of America’s best therapists, and by New York Magazine as one of New York City’s best therapists and US Commerce association. Manhattan best therapist. Known as “The Adultery Buster” and the “No. 1 Love Expert,” she is the best-selling author of Adultery: The Forgivable Sin (adapted into a Lifetime movie starring actress Kate Jackson), Make Up Don’t Break Up, Finding and Keeping Love for Singles and Couples (including online video: How to Fall in Love and Stay in Love for Singles and Couples), Can We Cure and Forgive Adultery?, Staying Not Straying, How Not to (S)mother Your Man and Keep a Woman Happy, and Financial Infidelity: Seven Steps to Conquering the #1 Relationship Wrecker.
Dr. Bonnie has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, a three-day series on NBC’s The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show five times and is one of Oprah's 10 best over 25 years, a four day series on Fox TV regarding dating, Discovery Health documentary "Unfaithful" and A&E on addictions. She appears frequently on ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC News, The View, 20/20, and CNN. Visit Dr. Bonnie at http://www.DoctorBonnie.com.
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