30 Reasons for Healthy Nutrition: Improved Libido – the Way to a Man’s Heart is Through His Stomach

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Basically, it is the hormones that control fertility and pleasurable sensation. So you could say: Hormones good – all is good! Nutrient deficiencies cause a loss of libido. Correct functioning of hormones in turn depend on healthy nutrition. Sex hormones, among others, depend on zinc. The same is valid for the nerve stimulating histamine, which can trigger feelings of pleasure in the brain resembling orgasm. Therefore, zinc should be available to the body in sufficient quantities for libido, potency and orgasm ability. However, some individual natural foods also stimulate the desire by boosting the production of sex hormones, think of olive oil and nuts. Protein, ginger and chili ensure good blood circulation in the blood vessels. For women, avocado and pomegranate are among the number 1 natural aphrodisiacs.

Magnesium

The mineral Magnesium is vital to many of our body’s functions. Deficiency in magnesium may lead to sleep disturbances, irritability, rapid heartbeat, confusion, muscle spasms and may even play a role in upsetting the gastrointestinal tract. Even more reason to make sure that you get good quality of magnesium rich foods.

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Image by Robert-Owen-Wahl from Pixabay

Ever wondered which foods are particularly high in magnesium? Check it out at Facty Health.

Asparagus Salad with Avocado and Parmesan

This wonderful salad from our celebrity chef Jan-Philipp Cleusters is amazingly fresh and absolutely delicious:

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Preparation time: 12 minutes

Ingredients for 2 persons:
2 tbsp. olive oil
green asparagus
1 shallot
1 small piece of Parmesan (depending on your taste natural, in ash or with herbs and blossoms)
1 untreated lemon
1 avocado
1 small green chill pepper
2 handfuls of wild herbs salad or salad mix, ready to eat

Preparation:
Heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil in a small pan at medium heat. Rinse the asparagus under running cold water, remove the ends and peel the lower third. Then cut into bite-sized pieces. Peel the shallot and cut into very fine rings. Add the shallot rings to the pan and fry in hot oil for a few seconds while stirring, remove from the pan and set aside. Place the asparagus into the same pan and cook at medium heat for a few minutes until firm to bite. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper, remove from heat and set aside. Slice Parmesan thinly, rinse lemon under hot running water, dab dry with paper towel and wipe the yellow peel. Cut the clean lemon in halve, and juice the lemon and store in a lockable glass. Cut the avocado in half lengthwise, remove the seed and separate the pulp from the peel. Cut the avocado lengthwise into slices and sprinkle with a little lemon juice. Rinse chill pepper under cold running water, dab dry with paper towel, remove seeds and cut into very fine rings. Add the remaining olive oil, lemon zest and chili to the lemon juice in the glass. Season with sea salt and pepper and shake with closed lid to a dressing. Arrange salad avocado, asparagus, onion and Parmesan in a deep plate and baste with dressing.

Enjoy!