My second part in a series on heart healthy food and
Nuts! Almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and pistachios are all a great, nutrient-dense snacks. Almost no saturated fat, but full of healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. In addition, they also contain minerals such as magnesium and zinc which have a profound effect on your heart and blood vessels. Magnesium helps dilate your arteries to keep them open, while zinc helps keep viruses that cause inflammation at bay. Inflammation is what propagates atherosclerosis and accelerates the artery-clogging process. Dust them in cocoa powder for a powerful aphrodisiac effect. You can even buy them pre-coated with dark chocolate or wasabi!
Granny Smith Apples. Crunchy, sweet, sour, and sexy. This fruit of legendary temptation won't raise your blood sugar due to it's low glycemic index and contains plenty of fiber (especially when eaten along with the skin) to help reduce the amount of fat and cholesterol your stomach absorbs and acting as natural squeegees for your arteries. Open arteries lead to better circulation, the key to a healthy heart and healthy sex.
Stay tuned for more! I'll be publishing the last two tomorrow! Your heart and love organs will thank you!
If you missed five and six, you can read them at: Top 6 Foods for a Healthy Heart and Sex Life