Eating a rainbow of vegetables is step #4 of the 10 Steps to Sexy. Skipping vegetables limits your body’s health potential in almost every way, including your ability to perform sexually. Every vegetable has a different array of nutrients, all of which are important not only for overall health but specifically for sexual health. That’s why Step #4 of the 10 Steps to Sexy is to eat vegetables in a rainbow of colors.
How vegetables can give your sex life a boost
Making a colorful collection of vegetables a sizable portion of your diet will reward you not only with a delicious variety of flavors and textures but with energy, endurance and youthful vitality. Best of all, unlike many foods for which moderation is key, vegetables are low in calories and cholesterol. So indulge any time hunger strikes!
Most vegetables are high in fiber. Now it may seem peculiar to say that fiber is key to a healthy sexy life. But as we explained in Step #3, it’s true. Not only will fiber keep you looking good and feeling bloat-free but it also helps reduce blood cholesterol levels. In doing so, it benefits the heart. And what’s good for the heart is great for your sex life.
Nutrients in vegetables beneficial to sexual health
Eating vegetables rich in potassium, like cooked spinach and broccoli, potatoes, sweet potatoes and eggplant, may give your libido an extra boost. Not only can potassium-rich vegetables help prevent bone loss but these foods can lower blood pressure and keep that heart pumping at an optimal rate. This is good not only for longevity but it can positively impact stamina, arousal and orgasm. Learn more about the benefits of potassium-rich foods.
Of course, vegetables rich in potassium are not the only ones that will benefit your sex life. You’ll also want to incorporate veggies into your diet that are rich in minerals including manganese, zinc, magnesium and calcium.
And don’t forget about folate for fertility. This nutrient is particularly important for women over 35 who are trying to conceive. You also want to eat vegetables with vitamins A, B12, C and vitamin E. Like we said–you need to eat a vegetable rainbow!
Edited by Delahna Flagg, PhD: This article was reviewed and additional research was provided by Center for Mind-Body Medicine certified practitioner and Eat Something Sexy Nutrition Director Delahna Flagg.
Disclaimer: Please note that the information provided in this article is intended for informational purposes only. It is important to consult your physician before making dietary changes. More information
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