Super sexy foods for a great sex drive

Super sexy foods for a great sex drive

When was the last time you really felt like having sex? I don’t mean to be rude, but if you have to think too long about this question, your libido might be in hibernation. Obviously you are not always ready to rumble, but did you know that eating specific kinds of food can boost your sex drive? Add these super sexy foods to your shopping list, and you’ll feel sexier than ever.

These are foods for a great sex drive

  • Salmon and mackerel

The omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish is your best friend when it comes to your blood circulation. This is essential for the supply of blood to your genitals (and thus increases the excitement down there). They can also increase (feelgood) dopamine levels in your brain – that enhance your lust.

  • Steak

Did you ever hear about Steak & Blowjobday (the Valentine’s Day for men)?  The link between steak and blow jobs? Probably because steak is a rich source of zinc, the same nutrient which oysters owe their reputation to. Namely zinc boosts testosterone and reduces the production of prolactin, a hormone that has a negative effect between the sheets.

  • Eggs

Breakfast in bed? Choose an omelet. The proteins in eggs will boost your energy- and focus level – two things that always come in handy. Plus eggs are a good source of vitamin B6, which helps balance your hormone levels and thus regulate your libido.

  • Unsweetened cranberry juice

It not only helps to prevent cystitis, but cranberry juice is a natural diuretic, which is very effective if you suffer from a bloated stomach. Put a few tablespoons unsweetened cranberry juice in a glass of water and drink up!

  • Chocolate

Everybody knows, that chocolate is the answer, no matter what the question is.  And this example proves it once again: chocolate is a proven aphrodisiac and contains a lot of magnesium, which makes you more relaxed. And you probably already knew that de-stressing is crucial to get in the mood. But dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) also contains phenylethylamine (PEA), which releases the same hormones as hot and steamy love making.

  • Oatmeal

A while ago we shared some delicious oatmeal recipes with you. These recipes are also a big reason to start eating oatmeal for breakfast. But I’ll give you another reason to swap your cheese sandwich for a bowl of oatmeal in the morning. Oats contain L-arginine, a substance that is sometimes used to treat erection problems. AND it stimulates the blood supply to the clitoris. Pretty fucking awesome, right?

  • Peach and nectarine

These fruits are full of vitamin C, which several studies have shown that those increase the female libido. It’s also good for the blood flow and thus for your sex drive.

Enjoy your sexy time!

source: Woman’s Health Magazine

5 main reasons to consider becoming a vegetarian

Today is the official start of “Meat Free Week”. This is a global campaign to get you thinking about how much meat you eat, and the impact that eating too much of it has on your health, animals and the environment. We challenge you to join us in not eating meat this week, which includes poultries and fish as well. Throughout the week, we will be posting a series of articles related to this and some nice vegetarian recipes to keep you satisfied! 

As someone who has been eating meat since I can remember, I never really even thought of breaking this habit; until now. In the last few months, I have noticed a growing skepticism and queasiness in my stomach when it came to buying meats or poultry. I don’t know if this shift is a product of the scandalous reports that seem to be released every now and then, or if I understood this while becoming a student.

By making my own meals, I’ve had first-hand experience with handling raw. industrial. slimy. chicken. Ever since, I am either avoiding it by making my roommate cut it, buying it sliced, or eliminating it completely from my meal! After doing my research, I understood what processes MOST meats and poultry undergo. There are countless amounts of additives, pesticides, and other toxic production methods that do not fall into the range of what any person in their right mind would want to put in their bodies… For this reason, I write this article more in the hopes to inform you in a simple way and encourage you to decrease your meat usage or even convert to a vegetarian lifestyle.

Here are 5 main reasons why we should all consider becoming vegetarians one day or another —

    1. “Two words: meat extenders + fillers”

      These two techniques are what make your choice of meat affordable and pretty. What they are, basically, is non-meat substances with altered protein content and high carbohydrate levels, lots of it.

       

    2. “The almighty chicken hormone cocktail”

      From the time they are in the egg, chickens are vaccinated with an abusive cocktail of antibiotics and growth hormones to survive the drastic living conditions they are about to go through. However, not even all of these chemicals are protecting us from the rising fear that there are new parasites that are becoming “scarily” resistant to all of our human efforts. #justsaying

      PS; Not-so-fun fact: chickens are now grown so quickly that if humans grew as fast, we’d weigh around 160 kilos by our second birthday…

       

    3. “Liar liar pants on fire, I spot an untruthful label!”

      I always wonder about the labels I see on packages, and there is a common belief that they are often deceptive. It is not the exception when it comes to meats — if there is neither an ingredients list nor any information listed on the front label, don’t assume it’s additive-free. Most words used to make claims on the front of packaging are not regulated (e.g., “natural”), so they really aren’t meaningful.

       

    4. “A beautiful veggie-full diet pleases your inner goddess”

      Not only does it provide your inner goddess with all of the right vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients, but it also boosts your energy levels and increases your sexual libido. The saying that “vegetarians make better lovers” didn’t just come form nowhere!

    5. “But at the end of the day, we should reconsider our choices because we are emotional beings, and we should treat other creatures as such too.”

      Over the years, overproduction has led to the most inhumane procedures to kill animals faster and in bigger quantities. So how about we stop for a second and really think about what it is we are encouraging?

As a fit girl who is currently trying to jump off the meat wagon, nothing would make me happier than having some tricks and tips on how to get the best balanced nutrition! So this is a call to all of our vegetarian ladies (and all of the other fit girls too) to share your thoughts, tips, and any opinion you have on this topic!

Sources

Is Milk Actually Good For You?

One drink that raises a lot of questions regarding its health benefits is milk. From the times we were learning to walk, went through puberty, and now — we’ve been encouraged to drink it. The main motivator behind this is the lifelong myth that milk strengthens our bones. While this fact is correct, it also ignores some very common secondary effects that come from drinking milk.

Just like meats and poultry, milk is in the VIP guest list for the antibiotics, pesticides and hormones party. It seems like every time a product goes into commercial production, too many things get lost in sight and the $$$ aspect overtakes.

Milk makes the case for the perfect controversy. It presents many benefits, which are at the same time jeopardized by the disadvantages:

Benefits

• High source of calcium: main function of maintaining and improving the development of healthy bones and teeth

• High source of potassium: associated with a reduced risk of strokes, heart disease, and high blood pressure

• One of the best sources of choline: helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory

Disadvantages

• High in calories

• Milk is a highly mucus-forming food, and over time it creates a hardened layer in the intestines that prevents the absorption of nutrients

•All of the chemicals fed and injected to the cow are transferred directly into the milk

• Pasteurization: turns milk into a processed food

• Homogenization: process that reduces the size of the milk fat globules so that they are evenly mixed throughout the rest of the milk

The major question tends to be: is milk meant to be consumed by humans? We are the only mammals who continue to drink milk after the lactation period is over, and also the only species to consume milk coming from another animal. In milk, we have found an amazing source of some essential nutrients, but with that we have also given our body the hardest task ever— to break down this highly-processed and heavy liquid. Research shows that milk is digested with an enzyme called lactase, and it is supposed to stop being produced when we are between 2 and 5 years old. Being able to digest it properly is the result of a weird genetic adaptation that we have acquired, and less than half of the population has it fully functional.

There are many alternatives to drinking milk coming from animals. Among these are:

  • Soy milk: most similar nutritional values to cow’s milk, with high protein content and  often fortified with calcium, vitamins A and D and riboflavin. However, due to its popularity it is being criticized to being more and more chemically processed.
  • Almond milk:  almonds are rich in magnesium, potassium, manganese, copper, the antioxidants vitamin E and selenium, and calcium. Just don’t count on this milk too much for protein intake.
  • Coconut milk: has the texture that is closest to the one of whole milk and is relatively high in fat. Free of soy and gluten, and a good substitute for cooking.
  • Rice milk: processed from brown rice and usually fortified with calcium or vitamin D. This milk is mainly just a source for carbohydrates and is sweet due to the brown rice syrup.
  • Hemp milk: high source of omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids, calcium, and phosphorous. Commonly fortified with other vitamins and minerals.
  • Oat milk: high in fibers, cholesterol & lactose free, contains vitamin E and folic acid.

I cannot stress enough that, like most things in life, moderation is key. A lot of the negative aspects are due to high consumptions of milk (any kind), but with a healthy portion and a balanced diet aside from it, the benefits will push through. Living and coming from a Northern European country, I can say from first hand experience that milk is just a part of most children’s lives while growing up, and that’s not something I am criticizing nor trying to change. It’s better to be informed than putting our bodies in harm’s way! 🙂

Sources:

http://www.ener-chi.com

http://milk.bodyecology.com

http://abcnews.go.com/Health

http://www.care2.com/greenliving