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Food For A Lover's Libido

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Food has more of an affect on your body than how skinny you are! Did U know that some food can actually help your libido?

With the most romantic day of the year just a day away, Margaux J. Rathbun has some nutrition information for all the lovers out there! The nutritional therapy practitioner writes:

Looking to spice things up this Valentine’s Day? In addition to living a healthy, balanced life, there are certain foods that have been known to spice things up in the bedroom!

- Oysters are one of the more well-known foods that serve as an aphrodisiac. They are full of zinc, which can help produce sperm and increase libido in both men and women.

- Honey contains a lot of B vitamins and minerals that aid in getting people aroused.

- Try cooking with basil; it's been said to increase fertility. Make homemade pesto spreads with garlic, another aphrodisiac, and add it to pasta or use it on chicken dishes.

- Get things pumping' with ginger. This well-known spice gets the circulatory system flowing. Its spicy flavor is great in salads or even cooked with fish. Ginger also helps with digestion. We all know how un-sexy it is to feel bloated and full.

- Sugar, spice and everything nice? Not when you're cooking with nutmeg! A sprinkle of nutmeg on your dinner, dessert or even your date is sure to raise their body temperature and heat up the evening. Add it to a hot cup of cocoa or coffee for an after-dinner treat and watch the clothes melt off.

- Given the shape, it's not shocking to learn that bananas are said to stimulate the sex drive in men. Besides being loaded with potassium, magnesium and B vitamins, they also contain components that help arouse the boys. Go bananas, ladies!

- Want to put your man in the mood? Serve him wild yams or pumpkin seeds, two foods that have been said to help with get men going.

- Want to attract the ladies? It's been said that the scent of almonds arouses women. Gentlemen, maybe it's time to invest in a nice big bottle of almond oil?

For more HOT nutrition tips, visit Margaux's website Authentic Self Wellness or follow her on Twitter @MargauxRathbun.

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Zinc: An Effective Treatment For The Common Cold

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Zinc: An Effective Treatment For The Common Cold

Well, there’s still no cure for the common cold, but we’re getting closer!

Experts now believe that taking zinc while sick can help lessen the severity and duration of a cold. The trick is taking zinc syrup, tablets, or lozenges ON THE DAY you start feeling sick. Don’t wait!

That being said, zinc should not be used for a long-term solution. Taking too much can cause nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, so make sure you check the dosage and don’t overdo it.

Colds are crazy this time of year! Stock up on zinc!

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