It’s no wonder the heart has traditionally been the organ associated with love. As modern science and research have now proven time and time again, virtually the same factors that lead to a healthy heart also lead to a healthy sex life!
So what’s the relation you ask? Cardiovascular health leads to open arteries in your heart, in your brain, and in your love organs. The same cholesterol that can plug up your heart’s arteries, can plug up your arteries everywhere. Heart attacks, erectile dysfunction, and not to mention strokes all stem from the same problem: clogged, unhealthy arteries, also known as atherosclerosis. So what can you eat to help keep those arteries clean and improve your heart health and sex life?
Green Tea and Yerba Mate. You’ve all heard of green tea, but the South American drink known as Yerba Mate is green tea on steroids! Traditionally, they drink it out of a gourd with a stainless steel straw. Yerba Mate comes in many forms and contains the most antioxidants per ounce of any of the teas. Antioxidants roam around your body absorbing and neutralizing free radicals that can cause oxidative damage to your organs and blood vessels, leading to plaque formation that hardens your arteries. If you want to dilate your blood vessels and keep them open, make green tea and yerba mate a regular part of your diet!
Fish that are high in omega 3 fatty acids; salmon, mackerel, sardines, and tuna. If you want these in the form of a particularly tasty aphrodisiac, get sushi. Spicy tuna and spicy salmon are great rolls. If you want to avoid carbs, get salmon or tuna sashimi! Remember though, that fishy smell is not a turn on, so make sure your fish is fresh and doesn’t smell. Dip it in a nice soy sauce and wasabi mixture and it should leave your mouth watering and give you a nice buzz. If you have elevated triglycerides, the omega 3 fatty acids in fish can help lower them. Dinner like this will keep your arteries open for many years and keep your love organs working! What comes after dinner will be a lot more exciting!
Stay tuned for more! I’ll be publishing two a day for the next three days! Your heart and love organs will thank you!