Chocolate has a reputation as an aphrodisiac. The physiological basis of this claim is still controversial; but the insatiable womaniser Giacomo Casanova made a habit of consuming chocolate before lovemaking - and few of the women he seduced complained afterwards.
Giacomo Casanova also believed that chocolate had aphrodisiac qualities. He used to drink chocolate before making love to a woman. His lifetime consumption of the invigorating beverage is believed to have been huge.
Giacomo Casanova, the world’s most famous lover, had a secret weapon: chocolate. He savoured it before every romantic escapade, even drinking a mug of rich cocoa right before lovemaking. While the ultimate ladies’ man knew of chocolate’s aphrodisiacal powers, he probably didn’t know that eating it helped his health, too. Chocolate, Casanova's sensual secret, contains a high percentage of cocoa. Cocoa is high in flavonoids, which contain a host of health benefits.