Sexy Nutrition: Avocados for Enhanced Libido
Avocado, the Powerhouse
The potent avocado feeds both men and women with a multitude of nutrients essential to a healthy sex life. Vitamin B6, folic acid, essential fatty acids and potassium, as well as other powerful antioxidants are responsible for the avocado’s significant effect on our reproductive organs. Research suggests that avocados even increase sperm count. The sexual powerhouse ahuactl (or testicle, as the Aztecs endearingly called it) also releases vitamin E, which allows the reproductive hormones to take center stage while arousing our sexual response.
Vegan Avocado Recipes for Enhanced Libido
The Sexual Powerhouse: An Avocado Smoothie
You simply can’t go wrong with this smoothie. It’s packed with nutrients essential to a healthy sex life and a healthy life, in general.
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
- 2 frozen bananas
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup cranberry juice
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 t chia seeds, soaked in ½ cup water
Soak chia seeds for at least 30 minutes. Place all ingredients, including the chia gel in a blender and blend until creamy. Pour into two glasses. Sip slowly. Go back to the sheets.
The Sexual Warrior’s Guacamole
Guacamole is the go-to sexy hors d’oeuvre for both men and women. Let these fruity aphrodisiacs work their magic.
Sexy players: avocado, sexy spices, citrus, chia
5 ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
- 1 cup chopped red onion
- 6 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
- ½ a bunch cilantro leaves
- juice of 2 limes
- 3 T olive oil
- ¼ cup chia gel (basic chia gel = 2 T chia seeds soaked in 1 cup water for 30 min. or longer)
- sea salt to taste
Combine avocado, red onion, garlic, jalapeno and cilantro in a food processor. Add in lime juice, olive oil and sea salt while the food processor is running. Transfer guacamole to your favorite serving bowl and add in the chia gel. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips and raw veggies.
Sexy Kale with Avocado-Chia Dressing
You really can’t get much sexier than a kale/chia/avocado trifecta!
Sexy players: avocado, chia, sexy spices, leafy greens
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled & seeded
- 1/8 cup chia gel (soak 2 T chia seeds in 1 cup water for at least 30 minutes)
- ¼ cup tahini
- 2 t soy sauce or nama shoyu
- 2 t pure maple syrup
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- ½ t cumin
- dash of cayenne pepper
- 5 cups kale, cleaned and chopped
- ¼ cup carrot, grated
Combine the first eight ingredients in your blender to make a dressing. Place kale and carrots in a large serving bowl. Coat with dressing and serve.
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10 Highest Radiation Cell Phones & How to Protect Yourself
Cell phones have become ubiquitous pieces of technology in our lives. About 96% of Americans now own at least one cellular device, if not multiple. And while we’re constantly reassured that these devices are physically safe and pose no risk of harm, cell phones and smartphones do give off a certain amount of radiation. In fact, when looking at the fine print of any cell phone user manual, you should find a warning telling you to keep your phone at least two inches away from your body at all times to avoid radiation exposure.
These potentially harmful radiation levels are measured in units called SARs, or the Specific Absorption Rate of the radiofrequency energy emitted by a device.
Is Cell Phone Radiation Dangerous?
Could your cell phone use be giving your body unhealthy amounts of radiation? Mobile phones use electromagnetic radiation in the microwave range. Other digital wireless systems, such as data communication networks, produce similar radiation.
According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2011, mobile phones were classified as Group 2B – possibly carcinogenic (not Group 2A – probably carcinogenic). That means there “could be some risk” of carcinogenicity, so additional research into the long-term, heavy use of smartphones needs to be conducted. However, with 5 billion cell phone users worldwide (260 million alone in the U.S.) answers should probably come sooner than later.
Although no conclusive evidence has been produced, some experts, like Dr. George Carlo, former chief scientist of the cell phone industry’s $28 million safety research project, believes we could be on the verge of a major health crisis. Specifically, he believes the world could be on the precipice of 500,000 brain and other cancer cases annually, because of the proliferation – and rising power – of cell phones and smartphones.
Some health ailments that experts have already theoretically attributed to high cell phone use include increased headaches, high blood pressure, earlier onset of Alzheimer’s, and cancer. Additionally, concern for men’s health regarding cell phones has made international headlines. A meta-analysis of ten past studies, led by researchers at the University of Exeter, U.K., found a small but consistent drop in sperm quality if the men had been exposed to mobile phone radiation. While researchers found no link between mobile phone radiation and an actual drop in fertility rates, the finding could contribute to understanding the global — and still unexplained — drop in sperm count.