Heart Healthy with a Little Yum

February is heart health month…and it can be such a romantic month. Enjoying an active sex life is essential to your well-being, and the foods you eat play a large role in ensuring you feel in the mood. So, what can you eat to get you in the mood and help maximize your sexual energy? Essentially, what is good for your heart is good for better sex!

Foods (and nutrients) to boost your cardiovascular health:

  • Spinach (magnesium and folate)
  • Peaches, grapefruit, oranges (vitamin C)
  • Berries (vitamin C and folate)
  • Eggs (protein and B vitamins)
  • Lean red meat (zinc)
  • Seeds, nuts (selenium, monounsaturated fats)
  • Oatmeal (L-arginine)

Here are some foods that will get you in the mood (and why!):

  • Pumpkin seeds (zinc for testosterone production; omega-3 for overall sexual health)
  • Goji Berries (increase testosterone, improve stamina, mood and well-being)
  • Maca (improve performance, increase sperm count and testosterone levels in men, helps women desire sex more frequently)
  • Celery (boosts androsterone, an odor-less aphrodisiac in male perspiration)
  • Avocado (high in folic acid and vitamin B6, increases libido)
  • Garlic (high in allicin which improves blood flow to the sexual organs)

There are many other aphrodisiacs (foods that will help you feel more frisky) like: figs, asparagus, salmon, ginger, oysters, and honey. It is amazing how eating a healthy diet can make you feel better in so many ways. Knowing that eating healthy foods can help you feel more in the mood is just another reason to want to eat well!

Grab some delicious food and your partner and enjoy each other between the sheets!


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Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca

Certified OB/GYN, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine expert and founder of The Girlfriend Doctor. During Dr. Anna’s health journey, she turned to research to create products to help thousands of women through menopause, hormones, and sexual health. She is the author of best-selling The Hormone Fix, and Keto-Green 16 and MenuPause.

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