Aphrodisiacs and Anti-Inflammatories

Aphrodisiacs and Anti-Inflammatories

Feeling fickle or undesirable? Finding it hard to get in the mood because your joints are inflamed, you’re exhausted and you feel just plain unattractive?

farmers market

You get out what you put in. I’m sure you’ve heard that a million times, but that doesn’t make it any less true. The proper foods can help ease chronic pain as well as many medications and food is generally much less harmful. There are no side effects or dangers unless you have an allergy.

fruitatmarket

I believe Doctor Mark Hyman said it best, “What you put at the end of your fork is more powerful medicine than anything you will find at the bottom of a pill bottle. Food is the most powerful medicine available to heal chronic disease, which will account for more than 50 million deaths and cost the global economy $47 trillion by 2030.”

carrotbunch

Foods that Reduce Inflammation

http://nutrition.about.com/od/dietsformedicaldisorders/a/antiinflamfood.htm

Olives and Olive Oil, Cherries, Walnuts, Apples, Carrots, Oranges, Strawberries, Blueberries, Spinach, Avocado, Broccoli, Salmon, Yogurt

mixed fruit

Foods that Increase Energy

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/08/15/foods-that-boost-energy-_n_1779032.html

Dark Chocolate, Almonds, Bananas, Salmon, Greek Yogurt, Citrus, Ginger, Coconut

cherries
Aphrodisiacs

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/advice/g1022/aphrodisiac-foods-0509/?slide=1

Cherries, Salmon, Chilies, Chocolate, Walnuts,  Bananas, Avocado, Red Wine, Oysters, Pomegranate, Vanilla

Haddock in a red sauce

So, grill some fish, pour some wine then have some cherries and dark chocolate for dessert! You’ll have more energy, less inflammation and you’ll be ready for some action! Nothing else makes a bigger impact on your body than the food you put in it. Dedicate next Saturday morning to taking your significant other to the Farmer’s Market and maybe even a picnic. Don’t forget to stretch if you’ve got a long drive ahead of you! The sweet smell of the fresh produce and the sunshine will lift your spirits. Not to mention, you’ll get the blood flowing while walking around the market. Check out http://www.localharvest.org/to find a Farmer’s Market near you.

There’s no better bonding than preparing a meal with someone and it cuts your cooking and chopping duties in half, allowing you to conserve your energy. One skillet dishes are easiest and help minimize clean up. My favorite way to cook fish is in the oven in a foil pouch. I coarsely chop my vegetables and layer them with the fish in the middle, add a little butter, some fresh lemon slices and seasoning to taste. I love it because I don’t have to stand over the hot stove to keep everything from burning. You can just toss it in the oven and enjoy a glass of wine!  Leave the clean up for later. You’ve got better things to do. 😉 You and your lover might not be able to wait to get back to the bedroom after such a romantic outing and all those aphrodisiacs!

Eat healthy, be sexy!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/food-as-medicine_b_1011805.html

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