Real Food for Sex
Got your attention now, did I? Well, if I write articles about real food for skin and hair and bones, I should be able to write real food for sex, no?
Some things are better left for things other than real food (although they come a close win). Hands down, one of the best non-real-food things you can do for better sex is exercise. No kidding. Exercise of any sort will relieve stress and help with circulation. You don’t have to go to the gym. Walk. Run. Swim. Golf. Any sort of cardiovascular conditioning will benefit. 30 minutes of solid exercise will do you some good, even if you have to break away for 10-15 minutes at a time.
Another non-real-food things you can do for better sex is NO stress. Stress just about kills the mood… combining the two will help everyone be in a win-win situation. Making love is OK if you have sex after having a fight, but not before or during!
For sex, REAL FOOD rocks. I cannot emphasize the benefits of eating whole, minimally processed real foods with healthy (and essential) fats, proteins, and carbohydrates – all of which are loaded with bioavailable and natural minerals, vitamins, phytonutrients, and other beneficial synergistic ingredients. A high-quality multi-vitamin and multi-mineral would help ensure you have yourself covered. Here are a few other tricks up your arsenal to consider:
- Oysters top the crown in terms of the richest amounts of zinc. A one-cup serving of oysters supplies many times more than 100% of the daily value! It is crucial for fertility and male sexual health. It is also rich in the amino acid tyrosine, which your brain converts to the feel-good, energizing neurotransmitter dopamine. Also high in zinc are high-mineral seaweeds, and celery and celeriac root.
- Celery and celeriac root are more powerful than you think! Thalides in celery relaxes the muscle tissues in the artery walls and increases blood flow.
- Not only are pumpkin seeds (otherwise known as pepitas) high in zinc, it’s high in fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, poassium, selenium, zinc, and manganese! It is essential for growth, reporduction wound healing peak brain function, and proper metabolism of insulin, cholesterol, and anti-inflammation.
- Avocado is your fatty friend. It’s high in fiber, omega-9 monounsaturated fats, potasium, folate, vitamin A, beta-carotene, It is essential for brain functioning and proper proper metabolism for insulin, cholesterol, and anti-inflammation.
- Chocolate has high anti-oxidant values and loaded with magnesium, a mineral that will help keep your muscles to relax. Besides, it’s fun to eat! Flavanoids are rich of cocoa and support the body’s ability to synthesize nitric oxide, something that is critical for healthy blood flow and healthy blood pressure. Watch the sugar though! The higher the % of cacao, the better the flavanoids are (and the less sugar they have). Also high in nitric oxide are beet juice, pumpkin seeds (turns into L-arginine, a precursor). Spicy foods, such as cayenne pepper and jalapenos, have capsaicin that may also increase nitric oxide production and spice up your sex life!
Reference: 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth by Johnny Bowden and Staying Healthy with Nutrition by Dr. Elson Haas.
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