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in2 Lifestyle: The best Superfoods to give your libido a boost

Throughout history certain foods have been held in high esteem for their sex enhancing properties. So we thought you would love to read about the top superfoods to enhance libido to help you have a great time in the bedroom – all year round.

Juliette Bryant presents cutting edge nutritional information in an accessible, dynamic, fun and real way to show people how ‘delicious food can be your medicine.’ She is the author of 3 books: Divine Detox – A 7 Day Guide To Better Health And Vitality, Divine Desserts – How To Have Your Cake And Eat It and her latest release Superfoods & How To Use Them.

Juliette says: “Certain plants in cultures across the world have played an important role in enhancing libido, lovemaking and fertility. In researching my latest book, Superfoods & How To Use Them, I looked at their ancient uses and modern scientific research. I have found eating these superfoods in delicious ways can improve not just our sex life, but most importantly, our overall health as well.”

Cacao: Heart Opening, Bliss Creating, Food Of Love
Chocolate has long been known as the food of love, in fact it is a legendary aphrodisiac.
Cacao (raw chocolate) is abundant in nutrients such as a chemical called anandamide (the bliss chemical), and theobromine which both enhances brain function helping us to feel good. Being in a good state of mind is something that is vital for joyful lovemaking. Cacao is the most bio-available source of magnesium, making it useful for the heart, brain and hormonal health, and magnesium is a common mineral people are deficient in. We must remember nutrient deficiency leads to poor performance (and ill health).

Maca: Energizing, Natural Viagra
This Peruvian superfood is a powerful root vegetable and this might make your lower areas grow as well. When discovered by the Spanish invaders they soon found it gave great strength, endurance and sexual potency, hence its name, ‘the Spanish Viagra’. Nowadays it is taken in powdered form for hormonal health, rich in B vitamins to balance the nervous system and increase sexual function.
Note. Seek advice before taking if pregnant.

Ginseng: Boosts Stamina, Strength & Performance
This is the most popular herb in Chinese Medicine and is widely used around the world.
Ginseng is famous for its ability to increase energy levels, physical stamina, cognitive function and sexual potency. Like many of the superfoods here it relaxes the muscles and improves blood flow to the genitals. It also improves circulation.
Note. Not to be taken if pregnant.

Pumpkin Seeds: Boosts Prostate Health, Enhances Performance
To enhance lovemaking you need to be a like an athlete and make sure you have a full range of nutrients so your body works at its optimum level.
Pumpkin seeds (in fact many seeds and nuts) are high in essential nutrients, especially zinc, good fats and protein. Of course these nutrients are essential for everyone, and men especially should consume them regularly, as they are necessary for the function of a healthy prostate gland, which governs the production of sperm.

Reishi: The Mushroom of the Bedroom
This powerful medicinal mushroom with thousands of years of use is hailed as ‘the magic mushroom of the bedroom’ and has long been associated with aphrodisiac properties.
This mushroom is known to increase both male and female fertility as well as enhancing the bodies overall function and performance. It works to support the kidney and urinary function, which is believed in Chinese Medicine to be the home of ones sexual power. You can also buy it in a powdered form and mix it into foods and drinks.

Shilajit: Nectar of the Gods
This black tar oozes from the rocks in the Himalayas, formed by compressed plant matter over thousands of years, and its name means “nectar of the gods”.
Ancient people in the mountain areas saw how animals that ate it were very strong and virulent so started eating it too. It contains 80 minerals, is a powerful antioxidant, strengthens the nervous system, and reduces pain as well as increasing strength and stamina. With these qualities it is no wonder it has legendary libido enhancing properties.
If you buy pure shilajit you only need to use a tiny amount, a small pea-size in hot water.
Note. Not to be consumed when pregnant or by children.

Note. These are powerful foods, which can have medicinal effects, so if you have any health condition or are taking any medication please consult your doctor or health care professional before consuming.

For more information on Juliette’s new book
‘Superfoods & How To Use Them,’ her e-courses, nutritional consultations, workshops, talks and
superfood ingredients visit: www.julietteskitchen.tv

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