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Oatmeal is So Sexy

The quaker guy in the oatmeal packaging can hardly be seen as sexy. But now, it seems that what’s good for your heart is good for your sex life. It seems to be the new mantra for getting your mojo going.

So what are foods that are good for the heart? According to an article in Forbes, foods rich in L-Arginine, such as granola, oatmeal, peanuts, cashews, walnuts, dairy, green vegetables, root vegetables, garlic, ginseng, soybeans and chickpeas (garbanzos). These improve circulation - and is therefore good for the heart and every body part below that.

Yes, that is why oatmeal is so sexy! One time, when I was watching Dr. Oz in Oprah, he said one way to ensure your overall health is eating basically the same healthful breakfast and lunch everyday. That hardly makes anyone excited - especially, a food lava like me. Probably, the healthiest breakfast one can have is oatmeal.

At home, we only have oatmeal or Muesli at most, every other day. So, I looked up some enticing ideas on how to enjoy our oats in a different way, hopefully everyday.

oatmeal

strawberries

nuts
Nuts and raisins

muesli
Plum, Pear and Orange juice mixed in the Muesli

berries
Raspberries, blueberries and peaches

These bowls of oats really look yummy, but try to enjoy your oatmeal with low-fat milk, skim milk or soy milk. Saturated fat from whole milk may accumulate overtime to clogging arteries and might prevent blood flow from reaching the genital region.

On the other hand, soy binds estrogen receptors, which helps the vaginal area remain lubricated and combats symptoms of menopause — particularly hot flashes. It is also beneficial to the prostate, a crucial male sex organ. However, women who have a history of breast cancer should not eat large amounts of soy, because the binding of estrogen receptors increases the risk of relapse.

However, you still need fat to produce hormones (testosterone and estrogen) needed for your sex drive. But be sure to get “good” kinds of fats — monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Olive oil, salmon and nuts are a great source of good fats. So until next time, enjoy and have a good one!

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