Hey, it’s Gavin here…
Now I’ve gotta hold my hands and say that I’ve no idea what foods are better for your skin or your sexual desire, which is why I thought it would be a good idea to get my friend Meredith Shirk on the job :)
She’s written us a short article on the 5 best foods to fire up your sex drive AND improve your complexion.
Over to you Meredith….
Thanks Gavin, okay…
Aphrodisiacs have been used for centuries to help inspire sex, lust and love, but what makes them work? Is it voodoo magic or the power of some dark spell?
No, the fundamental process behind aphrodisiacs is their immense nutritional value. From antioxidant-rich goji-berries to the “miracle” inducing leaves of the “world’s most useful tree,” this ancient class of superfoods has proven time and time again to be more than just sexual aids.
I really hope you enjoy learning about these 5 Aphrodisiacs for Perfect Skin and the many amazing other benefits they have in addition to their lust-inducing properties!
Everyone is always trying to find the next best natural skin product. Instead of looking for something to actually put on your skin, try eating these Aphrodisiac Diet foods that will make your complexion radiate!
Holding more potassium than a raw banana, avocados deliver a punch of nutrients vital to skin health, including beta-carotene, magnesium and vitamin E.
In addition, avocados are a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids, and in particular, oleic acid.
Oleic acid accounts for over 50% of the total fat found in avocados and is an extraordinary mono-saturated fat, associated with maintaining moisture in the epidermal layer of your skin, supporting a soft and hydrated look.
Blueberries are most notable in the scientific world for their phytonutrient content. Phytonutrients are nutrient compounds that occur naturally in plants and blueberries in particular get their deeps blue, purple, and red antioxidant pigment variations from their potent phytochemical and anthocyanin. Blueberries anthocyanin content is the most commonly described phytonutrients to be mentioned in narratives of blueberries and their amazing health-supportive properties. However, blueberries do have a variety of other powerful and less advertised phytonutrients including: flavonoids, resveratrol and ellagic acid.
Blueberries are not only delicious, but are also repeatedly rated in the U.S. diet as having one of the highest antioxidant loads among all fruits, vegetables, and spices. Rich in vitamin C and dietary fibers, these tiny fruits are an excellent detoxifier helping to strengthen the blood vessels just below the surface of your skin.
Good for your eyes and good for clearing up breakouts, carrot’s vitamin A content helps prevent the overproduction of cells in the epidermis (skin’s outer layer); a key place where dead cells and oily secretion (sebum) combine and clog pores.
In addition to vitamin A, carrots also have a great deal of beta-carotene, which is actually a form of a provitamin. A provitamin is a material that may be converted within the body to another vitamin. In this case, beta-carotene can be converted in the body to vitamin A. While vitamin A is helpful with epidermis overproduction, beta-carotene has been linked in numerous studies as an effective moderator of ultraviolet radiation damage.
In addition to a sweet smell, one ounce of almonds provides 35% of our daily needs for vitamin E. Little known fact: vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that can act as an antioxidant that helps to protect skin cells from cell-damaging UV rays.
Even better, that same ounce of almonds provides a large amount of magnesium and potassium, both of which are proven to mitigate the effects of environmentally generated, destructive free radicals that can cause premature signs of aging and even skin-cancer.
5. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate (at least 70% cacao) contains high levels of flavonols, which a potent type of antioxidant.
Specifically flavonols and their oligomeric derivatives, procyanidins, have a range of benefits, including antioxidant protection and vascular well being.
Diets high in flavonols have been shown to protect and maintain skin health, density and integrity all fighting to keep the skin looking younger, healthier and brighter.
Meredith Shirk has been in the health and fitness space for almost a decade! She has a Magna Cum Laude degree in Biology, is a NASM-Certified Personal Trainer and a Fitness Nutritional Specialist. She is also the creator of Aphrodisiac Secret, Aphrodisiac Diet, Svelte Training, as well as countless other health and lifestyle inspired products.