A few weeks ago I teamed up with Natures Fare Markets to give you some tips on how to improve your sex drive and balance your hormones. I want to continue on that topic and talk about how the food you eat is directly related to your performance in the bedroom. Improper food choices can add stress to our hormone levels, much like the stresses of work, parenting etc. I hear the statement “I eat pretty healthy” all the time, so I want to talk about the possible effects some “healthy choices” may have on your libido and hormones.
Eating raw or plain yogurt with natural probiotic can be a benefit to your body, but any other type of yogurt, especially flavoured, is typically altered, which our gut responds to negatively causing an upset in our system. When our stomach isn’t operating properly, we lose the ability to correctly process foods and leave our body in a lurch. Flavoured yogurt is often loaded with sugars which translates very quickly into fat. Long story short, keep it plain or raw.
This one is hard to discuss, because both you and I love coffee. Problem is, coffee can alter our estrogen levels and cause us to store fat in some unflattering places. Do you have a few trouble spots on your body that will not go away no matter how skinny you are or how much muscle you put on? Try giving up coffee for a period of time and help clean out your negative estrogen stores.
Deli meat is filled with chemicals to keep it preserved and fresh tasting. Truth is it’s anything but fresh! Rather than list off all the crazy ingredients that could be in your meat, I’ll focus on 1 that is in 90% of all deli and packaged meats…NITRATES! In processed meats and especially hot dogs, nitrates have been linked to serious illness in adults, including some forms of cancer. The answer is easy, steer clear of processed meats!
Low Quality Protein Powder
When you buy a protein product in large quantities for a low price, you are most likely drinking a glass filled with chemicals, fillers and tons of other fun substances. This can cause your body and hormones to go crazy while trying to figure out what to do with these foreign substances. Plain and simple, spend the money on high-quality protein.
Eating Fruits And Vegetables WITHOUT Washing First
The companies that are spraying our fruits and vegetables with pesticides and chemicals instruct their employees to wear a full bodysuit while going about their work. And if they are to come in contact with these chemicals,to immediately seek medical attention. Sounds delicious! Use a natural vegetable wash, soak if possible, and always try to buy local organic produce.
Figs! According to Dr. Nalini Chilkov, L.Ac., O.M.D, figs have been prized as a sensual food for their resemblance of the female sex organs. The ancient Greeks valued figs more precious than gold and many cultures associated figs with fertility. Try and toss back a few figs before drawing the blinds and see what happens!
Here is one of my favourite snacks to help increase your libido and boost energy levels.
- 1 cup raw almond butter
- 1 cup dried figs
- 3 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 tsp vanilla bean
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- 4 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 1 tsp kosher sea salt
Mix all ingredients in a food processor/blender (except coconut flakes)
Roll mixture into small 1″ balls.
Roll each ball in the coconut flakes until the outside is covered.
Place balls in the fridge or freezer in an air tight container for 1 hour, pull out and ENJOY!