Want to put the spark back into your relationship? Has your relationship grown stale and lacking in the intimacy department? We've got the nutritious yet tantalizing recipe for greater closeness, romance, and satisfaction.
Eating whole foods is a naturally healthy way of living that not only improves well-being, but can also enhance the quality of your relationship. Today, I'll talk about the top 3 simple veggies to include in your recipes to spice up your sex life.
Food is an important ingredient in the growth and vibrancy of your relationships - specifically, foods that nourish whole health, such as organic vegetables. To spice up your sex life, try eating these three simple veggies:
1. Root vegetables
Whole vegetables include all portions of a vegetable: the roots, joints, and leafy greens. Some examples of root vegetables include carrot, burdock, daikon, parsnip, and kuzu root. Because roots grow downward, life force energy (known as chi in Chinese) is downward and grounding. Roots nourish the lower half of the body, including the reproductive organs, resulting in increased sexual vitality. Rich in B vitamins and minerals, roots also provide strength and endurance, both of which are imperative for a thriving, passionate relationship.
2. Round vegetables
The center of a plant, between the root and greens, possesses stabilizing energy that balances and nourishes the body's middle organs. Round vegetables, like winter squash, cabbage, and onion, contain abundant centering energy. Naturally sweet and high in complex carbohydrates, these foods allow you to embrace the sweetness in life, including spending time with your partner. Round vegetables help to strengthen the connection between you and your partner, creating a deeper and more meaningful relationship.
3. Leafy greens
While roots provide strength, greens add a light, relaxing quality to the body. A balancing contrast to dense and heavy foods, leafy greens-such as collards, kale, and dandelion greens-are ideal for cleansing a woman's reproductive organs. Because they grow upward, they lend expansive energy to the upper half of the body, including the heart. Leafy greens help you become more receptive to the love and joy that comes from a nurturing relationship. Benefiting the lungs, they also increase social interaction and communication. Dark, leafy greens are rich in calcium, iron, and vitamin C.
By incorporating high quality whole foods in your diet and embracing true health and wholeness, your inner beauty will naturally shine through. And as a wonderful bonus, your relationships will become deeper and more intimate.
Julie S. Ong is Your Guide to Macrobiotic Living and author of The EverythingR Guide to Macrobiotics (Adams Media, 2010). She helps couples boost energy, improve sexual health, and nurture loving relationships through better ways of eating. To find out how she can help you take your relationship to the next level, visit her site at http://www.everythingmacrobiotics.com. Copyright 2010 Julie S. Ong.