Increase Your Libido


Increase Your Libido

Do you feel that there are times when sex just does not interest you? If you are suffering from lowered libido, or your sex drive just does not seem to be as strong as it used to be, the foods you eat could help you increase your sex drive.

It is important to understand that a decreased libido could be due to medications or an illness, so if the following foods do not help improve your drive, you should consult your doctor to address the problem.

Best Libido-Increasing Foods If you want to use a natural approach to increasing your sex drive, these foods are some of the best options to try.

Onions Even though most people avoid onions due to the smell, sautéed onions are great for increasing libido. Simply peel and dice an onion, and sauté in clarified butter until translucent. Eat the onions with a teaspoon of honey daily.

Dates Dates are high in iron, and help with sex drive and ovulation. Simply soak a serving of dates in one cup of honey, and eat one teaspoon of the date-infused honey each day.

Fish Tuna, anchovies, salmon, sardines, mackerel, and herring are high in omega-3’s, which are important for overall health. Eating these types of fish also naturally increase sex drive and stamina.

Watermelon Watermelons provide amino acids that are important for sexual health, and they increase nitric oxide in the body. These two substances greatly increase sex drive and blood flow to improve sexual performance.

Peanuts Nuts are high in fiber, antioxidants, and L-Arginine. L-Arginine is a natural libido enhancer, and the additional amino acids improve blood flow for more sexual stamina.

Blueberries Blueberries contain antioxidants that are proven to help men with increased pleasure and sex drive. Eating blueberries daily will increase blood flow, pleasure, and erection strength.

Garlic Raw garlic provides a drastic increase in libido due to allicin, which is proven to enhance blood flow. Eat one clove each day for great results.

Pumpkin Seeds Pumpkin seeds are high in vitamins and zinc, which helps with testosterone issues, and sperm production.

Oysters Oysters not only increase dopamine production, they also contain zinc. These substances increase testosterone and healthy sperm when you eat them two times per week or more.

Dark Chocolate Dark chocolate contains high amounts of antioxidants and phenylethylamine, both of which work to enhance your sex drive when eaten daily.


5 Foods that have more sodium than chips


5 foods that have more sodium than chips

Your body needs sodium—but there’s no denying that most of

us are getting way too much of it. According to recent stats from the American

Heart Association, the average daily sodium intake in this country is 3,600

milligrams—more than double the Association’s recommendation of 1,500

milligrams max. But avoiding clear offenders like salted nuts and potato chips

may not be enough to bring you down into the recommended range since there are

so many sneaky salt bombs out there. Just look at these seemingly healthful

foods—they all contain more than 255 milligrams of sodium, which is the amount

you’ll find in a 1 ½-ounce bag of Lays Classic Potato Chips.  Remember all

products are commercially prepared and do not confused sodium with salt.

1/2 Cup Nonfat Cottage Cheese

This packs a surprising 270 milligrams of sodium—and if you’re not careful,

it’s easy to eat more than ½ cup and really overdo it with the salty


A 6 1/2″ Whole-Wheat Pita 

Pitas come with a health halo—especially when they’re whole-wheat—and they can

be a good source of fiber. But they also come with a heavy dose of sodium: 284

milligrams in just one pocket.

2 Tbsp Reduced-Fat Italian Salad Dressing

Yup, you can take in more sodium in 2 Tbsp of your salad topper than in an

entire bag of chips: This variety is loaded with 260 mg per serving—although

plenty of other types of salad dressing pack just as much.

Veggie Burger

While the exact stats will of course vary from brand to

brand, the USDA says that one store-bought veggie burger patty tends to come in

around 398 milligrams of sodium—and that’s before you even consider all of the

salt in the bun (many types of bread are just as salty as pitas, if not more


1/2 Cup Canned Tomato Sauce

Tomato sauce has its virtues—it contains lycopene, for example, a carotenoid

that research has linked to a decreased risk of heart disease and certain types

of cancer. But you have to eat it in moderation since each ½-cup serving packs

a shocking 642 milligrams of sodium.


Stuffed Cabbage


Many of us have had these and we need to keep eating them.  They are filled with many many of the nutrients that we have lost with “quick” foods.  For the men in your family, use canned whole tomatoes in your sauce, that is what is best for them.  You also might want to skip the honey, especially if you have children.

Savory Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Adapted from The Green Thumb Cookbook, page 63

1 medium head cabbage

1 pound ground beef

1/2 cup chopped onion

3 T uncooked brown rice

2 T chopped fresh parsley (2 t dried)

2 t salt

1/2 t pepper

1 egg

1 3/4 cups plain tomato sauce

1 cup canned tomato chunks

2 T honey

1/2 cup grated Colby cheese, optional

Put the head of cabbage in a pot. Cover with water. Remove the cabbage and bring the water to a boil. Turn off the heat. Submerge the whole head of cabbage in the boiling water and cover. Let sit for 15-20 minutes.

Meanwhile, brown the beef and onion. Turn off the heat. Add the rice, parsley, salt, pepper, and egg.

When the cabbage is done “cooking”, remove it from the water onto a cookie sheet with sides (to catch any remaining water). Very carefully, remove 12 leaves. Cut the thickest part of center rib out of each leaf, about 1 or 2 inches. There will be a little V in the middle of each leave. Divide the meat filling between the leaves and roll up jelly roll fashion, but tucking in the ends so the filling stays put. Place the rolls in a deep casserole dish.

Pour the tomato sauce, tomato chunks, and honey over the rolls. Cover and bake at 350 for about an hour and a half. Remove the lid, sprinkle with cheese, and bake another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let set a few minutes before serving.

Serves: 4 – 6


Deviled Egg Nests

deviled egg nests

Deviled Eggs (Nests)

6 hard-boiled extra large organic eggs
1/2 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
1/2 teaspoon organic lemon pepper
4 oz = 115 g full fat cream cheese
bunch of fresh organic parsley


  1. Cut the peeled eggs lengthwise with a sharp knife.
  2. Carefully remove the yolks and place them in a small bowl. Put the whites to the fridge for a while, you’ll need them soon.
  3. Mash the yolks with a fork and mix into a smooth paste.
  4. Add the salt and the lemon pepper and mix until well mixed.
  5. Add the cream cheese and mix until smooth.
  6. Clean your hands properly, moisten your hands with cold water and shape the filling into round balls or egg shapes. Alternatively, you can use a chocolate mold. Press the filling firmly into the mold and put the mold to the freezer for a half an hour, or until the shapes are easy to pop out from the mold.
  7. Put a few sprigs of parsley on each egg white, creating “nests”.
  8. Place a round or egg-shaped filling on each nest. Add some tiny sprigs of parsley around the filling for more beautiful decoration.
  9. Serve immediately, before the parsley begins to look wilted.
Nutrition information Protein Fat Net carbs kcal
In total: 50.1 g 70.6 g 5.6 g 858 kcal
Per serving if 6 servings: 8.3 g 11.8 g 0.9 g 143 kcal
Per serving if 12 servings: 4.2 g 5.9 g 0.5 g 71 kcal

Keys to a good relationship


In relationships, just as in every other aspect of life, the spirit and attitude with which you do things is at least as important as your actual actions. Embrace and incorporate these powerful values, and you will start living with more integrity, honesty, compassion and enthusiasm. This, in turn, will breathe new life into your relationship.

1. Own your own relationship.

You are fully accountable for your relationship. You can never again believe you’re a martyr suffering in your relationship because of an unworthy partner. Only when you stop seeing yourself as a victim will you start to see yourself as a fully competent and potent force in your relationship.

2. Accept the risk of vulnerability.

Do not let fear paralyze your life. Wanting, reaching out and letting yourself hope makes you vulnerable. At least by putting yourself on the line, you have the chance of getting what you want, as opposed to hurting with no chance of getting what you want. Not to venture is to lose yourself.

3. Accept your partner.

If your partner experiences in you the spirit of acceptance, then it is most likely that he/she will find you approachable. Two partners who are moving toward each other, rather than both trying to seek safety from pain, have a dramatically improved chance of reconciliation.

4. Focus on friendship.

You have to take a step back from the problems and pain of your intimate interactions, and focus on your partner’s positive qualities. Turn back the clock and recall what it was that started the friendship that matured into an intimate relationship.

5. Promote your partner’s self-esteem.

You must bring the spirit of acceptance into affirmative, interactive action. Find the courage and creativity to promote and protect your partner’s self-esteem, even when you feel compelled to be critical. By using the value of self-esteem, you provide a much more nurturing atmosphere, one your partner will not want to abandon.

6. Aim your frustrations in the right direction.

Work at sorting out the causes of your frustration, and resist the impulsive temptation to pick at your partner. Once you start seeing that the negative things you perceive in your partner are often things you see in yourself, you will literally alter the nature of your interactions with your partner.

7. Be up front and forthright.

Nothing can be more frustrating than what is referred to as an incongruent communication, where an individual says one thing yet indicates something dramatically different with his or her nonverbal conduct. Strive to express your feelings in a mature and responsible way. By being honest about your emotions, you base your relationship upon integrity rather than lies and deception.

8. Make yourself happy instead of right.

Start evaluating the things you do in your relationship based on whether those thoughts, feelings and actions are working. For example, you don’t have to prove over and over that you know what you’re talking about more than your partner. Instead, choose a different emotion such as tolerance, understanding or compassion that does not escalate hostility in your relationship. By deciding to be happy rather than right, you will be receptive to your partner’s attempts to de-escalate hostility and return to civil interactions.

9. Allow your relationship to transcend turmoil.

Rough times and arguments happen, and one way or another, they are going to impact the relationship. You must vow to no longer use threats as a lever to manipulate and control your partner. By doing so, you’re setting a clear limit on the places a spirited discussion with your partner will not go.

10. Put motion into your emotion.

You must turn the concept of love into a proactive behavior. Don’t be so consumed with negative messages that your expectations are low. You must require yourself and your relationship to truly be better.