Of course, every woman knows chocolate is healthy (especially dark chocolate)! Besides subtly satisfying your erotic cravings, it turns out that chocolate has several great health benefits as well!
Dark chocolate is rich in a compound called flavanol that thins the blood and boosts cardiovascular health. They also activate the natural immune protection of the body.
Cocoa also consists of another compound called epicatechin, which elevates the natural nitric oxide levels of the body. Nitric oxide has been shown to be effective in keeping blood pressure at normal levels. Research also shows chocolate is effective against type 2 diabetes, dementia, and kidney diseases.
There is no need to go nuts with the nuts, but in moderation, many of these are highly beneficial for health. These are super rich in minerals, vitamins, proteins, and monosaturated fats.
They are also quite low in saturated fats, and thereby they are healthy for the heart. However, keep the consumption at balanced limit. Pairing nuts with salty and sugary toppings can seriously damage your health.
The best nuts for health include almonds, cashews, and pistachios. However, some members of the nuts family are high in calories, fats, and low in proteins. These include the pecans and macadamia nuts. Just remember to keep the consumption to a minimum.
This easily available vegetable is the most perfect food to include in your daily diet. They are very high on fiber, and helpful to maintain a healthy bowel.
They are amazing mineral supplies for women, especially during menopause. Beans are rich in potassium, magnesium, and calcium. This vegetable is also one of the best natural sources of plant protein.
They also reduce the risk of heart diseases, type 2 diabetes, breast & colon cancers, and high blood pressure. They are also available in several color varieties, making a wonderfully rich platter. Stock your cupboards with the black, white, and kidney beans!
It turns out that the banned fruit from the Garden of Eden must be included in the daily diet of Eve for good reasons!
As they say, “An Apple a day, keeps the doctor away!” These delicious fruits are packed with antioxidant flavonoid compounds such as kaempferol, quercetin, and epicatechin.
These antioxidants prevent the effects of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol, inhibiting chances of internal inflammation by clogged arteries.
They are also abundant sources of pectin and vitamin C. All the antioxidants keep your skin healthy from the inside. Splurge in apples! They can be eaten as heavenly desserts such as fruit custards and pies. However, remember to go low on the sugar in desserts.
These commonly available fruits are extraordinary in health benefits. They are rich sources of MUFAs, and reduce the risk of heart diseases.
They are also vital protectors against macular degeneration and blindness. The fruits are packed with organic compounds that protect the heart (potassium, folate, and vitamin E).
However, avocados are high on the calorie counter. But, you can always neutralize that effect by using avocados only as your calorie source. Replace other high calorie foods such as mayo or cheese with a healthy supply of avocados. ‘Calorie’ itself is not an evil health word! Excess calorie is.
Oysters have been traditionally known as wonderful aphrodisiacs, and now science confirms the speculation.
Essentially, oysters are very rich in zinc, which is a mineral with proven benefits of increasing fertility.
Including oysters occasionally in your diet can help you very much in dealing with irregular or disturbed periods.
Besides, the moist oyster also ramps your sex drive by the power of suggestion. Sex experts also suggest eating oysters raw or only slightly boiled. They are also one of the few seafoods with minimum mercury contamination. The food is rich in vitamin B and proteins. They also keep the immune system healthy.
It is one of the most neglected commonly available foods. Garlic is powerhouse sources of more than 70 active phytochemicals.
They play a crucial role in decreasing blood pressure and minimizing the risks of heart diseases.
They also serve as cancer protectors. Women must include at least one garlic clove regularly in their diet to keep the body strong in its fight against ovarian, colorectal, and breast cancers. They boost the immunity system and fight internal bacterial infections.
The infamous ‘Garlic Breath’ can be minimized by washing the garlic under a running stream of cold water. Also, choose fresh, juicy garlics. Contrary to the popular myth, fresh cloves have less chances of bad breath.