Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Blueberries: giving more men a leg up!
A lot of men these days are going to their doctors and asking for the "little blue pill" to help them increase their libido and/or treat erectile dysfunction. At $10 a pop, this could turn out to be an expensive little habit for the more amorous ones amongst us. Well, it turns out nature already has a solution to this dilemma, and just like viagra, it's Blue!! (only not from chemical dyes).
I could get into theories on why men are losing their libido, but I might save that for another post, because I wanna talk fruit.
Blueberries are more than just delicious and so easy to eat, (no peeling, coring, seeding, cutting...etc..) They're also LOADED with insoluble fiber which helps filter and remove excess cholesterol from the blood before it has a chance of lodging itself into the arterial walls making a permanent deposit. Hmmmm, sounds like Blueberries are the original Statin drug as well. Again..I'll save that for another post.
How they work in the case of men's sexual health is pretty dynamic. Blueberries relax the blood vessels, allowing better blood flow to ALL extremities of the body. Insufficient blood flow is a major cause of incomplete erection in men. So, the result of that will be a direct deposit to your stimulus package!
The benefits appear to come from eating raw berries, so downing a blueberry pie before a date...not really a good idea.
Try adding a cup a day to your diet, in addition to the fiber, blueberries are also one of the top anti-oxidants, loaded with Vitamin A, Niacin, and Vitamin C. And of course they're LOW in calories, like all berries are. 1 cup has only 84 calories! Viagra cannot make any of those claims!
So feel free to stock the fridge and freezer with these little blue gems all year long, throw them in your smoothies, in organic yogurt, granola, cereal, fruit salads, or however you like to eat them.
Who knew? Nature has an answer for everything, and combining nutrition and sexual well-being, all in one tiny little package...
Now go be blue and prosper.