I'm sure many of you have heard of superfoods for being able to increase your energy, help with weight loss, and aid in immune function, but did you know there are even certain superfoods that make you sexy too? Being sexy is a state of mind, ladies, not what size jeans you wear or what color hair you have. To create a healthy state of mind, you need to fuel your body with certain superfoods that boost the right hormones in your body, give you energy, help you focus, and can enhance your mood and libido. Confidence comes from within, and I truly believe food is a powerful tool in fueling your mind the right way. When we eat in a way that makes our bodies happy, our brains are also happy. We think more clearly, our eyes shine, our skin glows, and we are confident from the inside out because we feel good from the inside out. Try a few of these superfoods that make you sexy and you’ll see great results in no time! All of these superfoods also increase your natural beauty, which will automatically make you feel sexier. Eat up!
One of the best superfoods that make you sexy is cacao, or raw chocolate, which comes as no surprise since chocolate is synonymous with love and romance. Cacao contains natural chemicals that enhance your mood, libido, and your metabolism. It increases the hormone oxytocin in your brain, which is the same hormone we associate with love and sex. It is an incredibly powerful food to increase dopamine in our bodies as well, which enhances serotonin production in the body, leading to a good mood. I eat chocolate for many reasons, and you should too, without guilt! Chocolate is one powerful sexy food!
Maca is a well known superfood to enhance the libido, in both men and women. Maca root, which is sold as a powder here in the U.S., is rich in amino acids that nourish the adrenal glands and give us energy. Maca’s star quality that makes it a sexy superfood is that it balances out our hormones, helping us achieve a maximum state of happiness, longevity and energy. I love maca for its grounding properties, while also giving me sustained energy, increasing my mood, and relieving stress. Maca’s delicious caramel flavor pairs well with cacao, so try them both in a smoothie for a double dose of sexy superfoods!
Spirulina is quite possibly one of the best beauty foods you could be eating. Spirulina is high in B12, a vitamin many of us are deficient in, and especially those of us who eat plant proteins versus animal proteins. Just one tablespoon of spirulina has 70% of your daily Vitamin B12 requirements and 4 grams of protein. Spirulina is rich in iron, Vitamin A and chlorophyll, which boost blood flow, alkalize the blood and aid in immune function. Spirulina gives you beautiful skin since it detoxes your body from the inside out. It increases your beauty by helping your hair and nails to grow faster and look healthier, and it also clears up acne. Spirulina is a great source of lean vegan protein as well, providing your body with all the necessary nutrients to give you energy and keep you lovely!
I know you’re wondering how a flavoring agent like vanilla can make you sexy, but hear me out. Vanilla beans are derived from the orchid plant, and are one of the best aphrodisiacs of all foods. Vanilla beans were used in ancient cultures to lure lovers to one another, and to enhance the mood and libido. It is one reason vanilla is used in so many perfumes and baked goods. Who doesn’t love vanilla, right? Well, vanilla’s mood boosting and hormone boosting properties start with raw vanilla beans, and it's best to get vanilla in this form. If you can’t afford the raw beans, then just buy organic vanilla extract to get some of the same benefits.
I just love raw almonds! Almonds have a host of benefits, such as high amounts of zinc, vitamin E and selenium. All of these nutrients benefit your sexual health and can contribute to a healthy reproductive system. These nutrients simultaneously make you beautiful and ward off disease. Almonds are high in magnesium as well, which helps your mood and nervous system function properly, leading to hormonal balance throughout the body. I enjoy raw almonds, raw almond butter and almond milk to get in all the goodness of this powerful sexy superfood.
The essential fatty acids in flaxseeds are crucial for your sexiness, ladies! EFAs are rich in Omega 3 and 6 fats, which increase testosterone production in the body, which we all know is the sex hormone. In fact, our sex hormones rely on EFAs for proper production and function. Without EFAs our libidos sag, our skin lacks that glowing luster, and our mood suffers. Flaxseed oil is rich in EFAs and you only need 1 tbsp. per day to get in a daily dose of EFAs. You can also just take 2 tbsp. ground flax per day to reap 145% of the RDA of your essential fatty acid requirements. I love flax in smoothies, oatmeal, on yogurt or made into homemade energy bars.
Asparagus is one of my favorite superfoods and I love it prepared just about any way I can think of, whether grilled, sautéed, or raw. Asparagus is a great food to increase your sexiness. For starters, it is high in the B vitamin known as folate that aids in increasing the production of histamine. Histamine is important for a healthy sex drive in men and women, and folate is great for your mood and sense of well being. We all know you can’t feel sexy when you aren’t in a good mood. Asparagus also contains potassium, which helps you flush out excess water weight. This helps you feel and look slimmer, and ultimately feel sexier.
Being sexy starts with a good attitude, a healthy lifestyle, and a sense of confidence. So put on a smile, believe in your inner goddess and add these 7 superfoods to your diet to be your sexiest self in no time! Do you currently enjoy any of these sexy superfoods?