You are what you eat!
Not particularly true, but what we eat does play a huge role on how we look. Not only does eating a healthy well rounded diet help our figure, but it also helps our skin ,nails, hair, insides... practically our whole body including our moods.
Because of how we live our lives now, always on the run, we may not all eat how we should, but knowing a few key foods and their benefits may boost your enthusiasm for eating healthy.
I am not saying that I am the almighty knower of health, because I am not. I don't always eat as healthy as i should, and I am not in perfect shape. I am just sharing some of my knowledge with you guys. I am very interested in food and what it does for our bodies, because for a while i really didn't get the point of eating (but that's a different story for a different time) I have within the past four years, had an almost evangelical reconnection with the beauty of food, and have learned lots on the way. This may seem like a long post, but bookmark me and come back when you have some time. Come join my very interesting and slightly hysterical and at times very inappropriate finding about food. This is information you will be glad to know.
Lets start with the obvious...
WATER- Water is amazing. It detoxifies and clears out our bodies, keeps us hydrated and is the easiest, cheapest, most accessible drink.
It is recommended you get 8 glasses a day, but i strive for about 4 liters a day. (yes, i pee a lot)
Water will flush your toxins and waste as well as regulate your metabolism, making you feel and look better.
Water will keep your body moisturized.
Water is great for maintaining clear eyes.
Did you know that your blood is made up of over 80% water ? You need water to make healthy new blood cells.
Did you know that your bones are over 50% water? And yes, you need water to make healthy new bone cells.
Water a little boring?
Add some lemon slices. Get the benefits of both!
Lemons are a natural antiseptic, and also a good amount of vitamin C.
Have bad breathe? Lemons cleanse your mouth and freshen your breath.
Lemons will also aid in relieving constipation, and help promote great digestion.
Feeling sick? Lemons will ease the stomach and reduce the probability of vomiting.
Vitamin C is a great plus to lemons as well. Getting your vitamin C naturally, instead of from a pill or "drop" is very beneficial. The vitamin C in lemons, is also joined by bioflavonoids (Vitamin P) ... ( yes there is a vitamin P ... hahah) So eat your lemons... or you will get scurvy. jk we aren't pirates.
What the heck is vitamin P?
Vitamin P helps strengthen blood blood vessels and helps prevent internal hermoridging
Overall, lemons are a tasty, tangy, immunity boost you can add as a flavoring to water, as well as being great for cooking.
Carrots- (One of my favorite veggies)
Your mom always told you carrots are good for your eyes. Well, that true!
Your friends may have told you that eating carrots would turn your skin orange.
Also true! (Only in very very large quantities)
But did you know that carrots are one of the best foods for you?
Sun protection? - Eating carrots daily can act like a natural sunblock! In order for this to work, you would need to consume 4-5 full sized carrots every day, or atleast 1-2 carrots of carrot juice. This shouldn't replace your regular sunblock if your going in the sun, but this will surely help your day to day skin exposure from the harmful rays.
Acne prone skin? - Suffering from acne and blemishes? Make carrots a daily eat!
Everyone should know... - Carrots are rich in potassium. Carrots also have vitamin A as well as Vitamin C.
Overall- Carrot consuming on a regular basis will give you glowing clear skin. Carrots are very versatile and can be eaten deliciously with almost any meal in many many ways. I will cut up raw veggies twice a week and keep them in my little Pyrex jars in the fridge so they are always handy to cook, or grab and take with me for a snack. Its a great way to bring your veggies on the go with practically no prep time. It could replace a candy bar or sugary snack during the day.
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Okay, now that you look good and feel better ... isn't this a perfect time to ... ummm... do what bunnies do?!?!
"What the hell are you talking about Alyx?"
yeah okay I know this may sound far fetched, but trust me on this one.
Bananas- I'm not monkeying around... bananas are used to increase a mans libido. They contain an enzyme called bromelain. I mean come on... it has the word bro right in it. BROmelain . Bananas also have vitamin B, riboflavin and potassium, which will increase his energy. As well as energy, the vitamin B and potassium are vital for sex hormone production. AND... this is going to sound a little far fetched... but eat a banana (slowly) in front of your man... watch what happens...
Potassium regulates a woman's thyroid glands...
now that's some quality 'naners.
Almonds- I use almonds for headaches because I don't like taking medications. They are somehow magically a natural pain reliever. ( that magic is called salican)
Almonds have the ability to lower cholesterol, and regulate blood pressure. But because almonds are a major source of essential fatty acids they provide a great basis for producing male sex hormones.
And many believe that the smell of almonds is found to arouse passion in women (I don't know if they really have that affect on me though)
Avocado- The super alkaline fruit! (okay I have to admit I really cant stand the taste of avocados unless I drown little pieces in french vanilla yogurt, but for those of you who enjoy this strange little guy... heres to you)
First of all the Aztecs called the avocado tree the Testicle tree, so I think i could end here and it would be okay... hahhaha but... avocados are known to increase BOTH MALE AND FEMALE libido. And again, contains potassium.
Basil- Ever wonder why Italy is considered a place for romance and love? Its in the sauce! ... kinda haha.
Basil increases your circulation, bringing blood ALL OVER your body.
Basil stimulates your sex drive and actually increases your fertility. (umm... wow.) And Mediterranean prostitutes used to use basil oil as perfume to attract customers... (yeah smelling like food would attract a man... you know what they say? The best way to a mans heart (and package) is through his stomach)
Garlic- (my absolute weakness) is going to give you bad breathe, but will boost your sex drive like no other... But hey, true love doesn't care if your breathe stinks, you know?
Garlic contains very high levels of allican. Allican improves your blood flow to your sexual organs.
... and garlic breathe isn't as bad as morning breathe and I'm sure you guys have kissed in the morning. and most likely if your eating garlic, he is too... so just go have a passionate garlicky make out session
Others to look into for some "excitement" are asparagus, raw oysters, salmon as well as liver. (Okay liver sounds really unsexy, and I'm not going to try some and prove or disprove this... hahaha )
All this... and food tastes good too! Stay tuned for more installments of random foods and what they do for you... because I am filled with weird information and just need time to sit down and type it to you.
Lots of love, and good food ( and of course good sex)
P.S. I am not promoting sex. So... yeah . you know ... don't blame me if you get pregnant. Have sex if your in a good relationship with a good person, and you have strong feelings for them, and be safe ... ok? Okay!