As new moms and dads, we experience many different emotions, and feelings that may seem out of our control. After giving birth, the female body is often out of balance, andmany women feel self-conscious about their weight, and are so exhausted, that the thought of being sexual with their partner seems like the last thing they want to do.
But the truth is, above all, to remain truly happy and feel complete with yourself and in your relationship, you must make quality time for each other, and be sure to find ways to keep the spark alive.
However, working out, getting enough sleep, and dieting, things that will increase our desire for intimacy, may seem impossible with all the many demands of being a new mom. Often, dads also start to feel a slight disconnection from their partner and may also experience this as a lack of love from mom.
But what if I was to tell you, that there are certain “Super Foods” you could be adding to your diet? These foods will help you shed baby weight, feel more energized, and increase your desire for intimacy and sexual intercourse. Does this sound too good to be true?
Well the truth is, in nature, there are so many “Super Foods,” and each of these super foods has a purpose. Everything that our bodies need to regain balance and to reenergize is right here in front of us.
Foods That Enhance Sex Drive/Boost Libido
Lets get started by talking more about the foods that enhance hormone production, and increase sex drive. So many of us think that only the male sex drive is controlled by testosterone. But, the female sex drive also depends on the production of this hormone. Producing testosterone, also, depends highly on the nutrients your body is receiving from food. This is where “Super Foods” come into the picture, and it is always recommended to go out and buy organic whenever possible. The chemicals in regular produce are filled with so many pesticides and chemicals, which can cause more damage than harm to our precious bodies.
Bananas: One of the top foods for increasing sexual desire, and balancing out hormones, is bananas. Bananas contain a large amount of B Vitamins, such as riboflavin and potassium, both of which produce testosterone.
There is also an enzyme in bananas called bromelain, which helps boost the male libido. Thefoodpaper.com reports that Central Americans drink red banana sap as a popular aphrodisiac and Hindus think of bananas as a symbol of fertility.
Avocados: The next top libido boosting food is Avocados. They have a high level of vitamin b6, which helps increase testosterone production. They also contain potassium, which helps regulate the female thyroid gland, and it enhances the female libido.
Let me give you some very interesting facts about avocados. If you slice an avocado lengthwise down the middle, it looks like a womb in the cervix. It has one swollen seed which looks like a pregnant woman. Avocados help women lose unwanted weight, and balance out hormones. Avocado is the best female hormone replacement therapy known.
Another interesting fact, it takes 9 months to grow an avocado from a blossom into a ripened fruit. Hmm?? Sounds like a baby in the womb! This is a serious, “Super Food”, and this is what I meant when I said that each of these foods were put here for a purpose. Many people believe avocados are too fattening. But the truth is, avocados contain a good fat. Isn’t it funny how something we think will make us gain weight, will actually help us lose weight?
Celery: Another great libido boosting food that will ramp up sexual stimulation is celery. Raw celery contains the male hormone androsterone, which can act as a pheromone, triggering female attraction. So you can give celery to your husband and have it yourself and get great benefit from each.
According to the Journal of Fertility and Sterility Androsterone causes mood-elevating effects in women. So if you’re feeling down, you can grab a few celery sticks chomp away and within minutes your mood will be lifted. There are many ways to enjoy celery. Here are a few simple ways; dipped in hummus, almond butter, or chopped up in a salad.
Asparagus: The next libido boosting “Super Food” is asparagus. The production of vitamin E, which is in Asparagus has long been thought of as ‘the sex vitamin’’. The vitamin E in asparagus helps stimulate testosterone. It is also great source potassium, fiber, thiamin, vitamin B6, folic acid, and Vitamins A and C. These reasons alone are more than enough to justify incorporating asparagus into our diets on a regular basis.
Flaxseeds: Another excellent libido boosting food is flaxseed. I bet you didn’t know that only 1 tbsp. of flaxseed a day helps increase testosterone, which enhances sex drive. As well as being the major building blocks of our sex hormones, the essential fatty acids in flaxseeds have twice the omega acids of fish. So all you need is 2 tbsp. of flaxseeds a day, and this will deliver 140% of required daily allowance of omegas.
These are some of the major “Super Foods”, for boosting the libido. As you start to incorporate them into your daily diet, you will start to notice a huge difference in your desire for sexual intimacy. These foods are also excellent sources of nutrients, to help keep our bodies functioning the way that it’s meant to!
Top “Super Foods”, for weight loss and increased energy
Before I move right into foods that contribute to weight loss and increased energy, let me first say that following a balanced diet consisting of wholesome, nutritious foods is essential for a healthy lifestyle.
It’s easy to get caught up in calorie counting, and eating foods that are overly processed and of no nutritional value. But what is most important is that we get back to eating foods that are coming from the earth. Foods that are in their natural form are always best, our bodies know just how to break them down. The more you can eat these types of foods, the quicker you will see the pounds dropping off, and the sooner your body will come back to balance. If you think about it, when food has been altered from its original state, our bodies don’t recognize it as food, and therefore it doesn’t get broken down properly. Instead, the food tends to get stored as fat. So this is the reason that we need to go back to eating foods that are coming from the earth.
For new moms, losing weight can feel like the most difficult thing to do. And, it can get really frustrating at times. Not to mention the exhaustion you feel from taking care of a newborn baby, and keeping up with housework, and all the many other things happening. But like I mentioned earlier, all it takes is simplifying the foods you are eating.
Top “Super Foods”, for weight loss and increased energy
Nuts and Seeds: Protein-filled nuts and seeds keep your blood sugar at a healthy level with their high magnesium content. According to David Katz, M.D., at Yale University School of Medicine, “A stable blood-sugar level helps prevent cravings that can lead to overeating and weight gain.”
Apples: Apples are low in calories and fat, low in sodium, and contain vitamins and minerals as well as fiber. These can all help you to lose weight in different ways. The fiber helps you feel full longer because it expands in your stomach so it takes less food to satisfy your hunger.
Walnuts: Most nuts and seeds are high in fat. But that isn’t necessarily bad, as long as you stay in control. Eating portion-controlled amounts of the good kind of fat can curb your cravings and keep you from over-indulging in something unhealthy. Nuts are a greatsource of protein and healthy fat as well as fiber. They are amazing for proper brain function because they are full of omega 3s.
Blueberries: “The Miracle Berry” is full of vitamins and antioxidants. There have also been some studies done on rats that indicate that blueberries and weight loss are directly linked. These studies showed that blueberries could reduce belly fat, improve blood sugar, and lower cholesterol levels.
Green Leafy Veggies: Kale, arugula, spinach, collard greens are high in fiber, folate vitamins A and C, and they are low in calories. Eating dark green leafy vegetables on a regular basis not only helps with weight loss, but also provides anti-aging benefits, cancer and disease prevention and improves heart health. You can’t go without your leafy greens!
Avocados: Avocados contain oleic acid and healthy monounsaturated fats (MUFAs), which may trigger your body to actually quiet hunger. Stick to a quarter or a half of an avocado and watch that belly fat melt away.
When food is in its raw form, our bodies are able to break down those nutrients from the food, and deposit them exactly where they need to go. Once you cook food, the enzymes die. The enzymes are what our bodies need to break down the food, and this is why is it is very beneficial, for maximum energy to try to eat a good portion of your food in its original raw form.
So now you know what you need to buy next time you’re at the supermarket, to help with increasing sex drive, weight loss and to have more energy. It’s really incredible how food can create such health and wellness, and increase our sexual desires. I hope with all this wonderful information you can make a difference on your love life, as well as your health and vitality!