When it comes down to it, sex is one of the greatest things you can do for your relationship. But as beautiful and intimate as having sex should be, many people get stuck at the level of having simple intercourse.
Too often we go through the motions without really investing anything in our relationships. It’s easy to become complacent with each other and stop trying so hard to make love happen.
That’s why most couples don’t feel like they “own” their intimacy anymore. We’ve all been there before where you’re just not feeling romantic tonight, so you don’t even try to have sex.
It can sometimes seem like a vicious cycle — if she isn’t feeling sexy enough, then he won’t want to sleep with her, but she doesn’t feel sexy enough, so he still won’t.
Fortunately, there are several ways you can use garlic to tighten your vaginal muscles and increase your sexual desire.
Add to salads
Adding garlic to your diet is a great way to taste some of the health benefits of this powerful allium. Besides being known for its flavor, garlic can help improve overall heart function and blood circulation.
Garlic contains a compound called allicin, which has antimicrobial properties that contribute to its famous pungent taste.
You may have noticed some of your friends or family members who use fresh garlic almost daily with no special effects. These individuals are using dried garlic, however, so you might want to give it a try.
Dried garlic is just as potent as raw minced garlic, but it can be easier to manage how much you use due to its higher content per weight.
Add to soups
Adding garlic to your diet is one of the most popular ways to use this powerful germ–root ingredient.
Use garlic oil
There are many ways to use garlic, but one of the most popular uses is as an ingredient in cooking or as a natural preservative.
One of its most well-known applications is adding flavor and health benefits to your daily diet. It can be used directly in recipes or as an olive oil replacement when baking or heating foods.
You can also make sure to ingest some of the aged raw cloves of fresh garlic to improve overall heart function.
There are two main types of oils that contain allicin, the compound in garlic which gives it its taste and medicinal properties.
Olive oil is the most common type of garlic oil, but coconut oil is another option. Both are excellent sources of unsaturated fat, which may reduce blood lipids (cholesterol).
However, do not consume too much coconut oil since it does pack in more calories than other fats.
Try garlic capsules
A more convenient way to use fresh garlic is in supplements- either as a whole food or broken down into components. One of the most common ways to use garlic is as a capsule, which are usually just garlicky powder mixed with water and then swallowed.
You can also get dried minced garlic that you rehydrate before using it. Both of these alternatives are much better than eating raw cloves of garlic because the flavor fades when you cook it.
Because garlic contains allicin, a compound that fights bacteria and viruses, adding it to your diet can help prevent viral infections such as herpes simplex virus (HSV) and influenza.
A review found that eating two tablespoons daily of aged garlic extract reduced symptoms and spread of HSV by 70% one week after treatment. The same amount reduced flu symptoms by 50%.
Add to your cooking
Besides using it as a spice, garlic can help prevent heart disease by lowering LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and blood pressure. Consuming raw or cooked garlic may reduce inflammation in the body as well.
Inflammation is part of our immune system that helps us defend ourselves against infectious agents and injured tissue. Too much chronic inflammation can be harmful, however, so keeping internal systems balanced is important for health.
Many things cause inflammation, including diet and lifestyle habits such as smoking, alcohol consumption, poor nutrition, and stress. Certain foods can even boost inflammation.
Certain types of fat are pro-inflammatory, while other fats may decrease inflammation. For this reason, some diets emphasize either “good” or “bad” oils. Unfortunately, most commercialized oil products contain saturated fats which have been linked to increased cardiovascular risk.
Fortunately, there are many ways you can cook with garlic to minimize its pungency and maximize the benefits. To eliminate allicin, a compound that gives garlic its flavor and medicine potency, chop or crush it first then sauté it briefly before adding it to recipes.
You can also roast garlic, but only until golden brown just like baking potatoes! After that, remove the skin to further limit exposure to any unnecessary chemicals.
Use garlic in homemade remedies
There are many ways to use garlic for better health. One of the most popular uses is as an antimicrobial agent, which means it can be used to prevent or treat infection.
Many people add minced raw garlic to foods before eating them. You can also crush or cut fresh cloves of garlic and then apply directly onto skin to suppress bacterial growth.
By spreading acidity throughout your body’s natural defenses, you help preserve the integrity of the immune system.
Give garlic a try
Many people have success using garlic as a contraceptive option, but there are some warnings you must be aware of before trying it. If you do decide to use garlic as a method of contraception, make sure you do not ingest it in any form for at least two weeks or face possible pregnancy.
After that time period, you can eat small amounts of raw garlic, either melted into foods or directly applied onto your hands and eating areas. You should also wash all used products in water after exposure to avoid passing along harmful chemicals or bacteria.
You are what you eat
What kind of person are you? Are you a friendly person who enjoys being around people, or are you more shy and socially anxious?
If the first description sounds like you, it may be because you’re not using all of the nutrients in your diet. Nutrients play an important role in how well your body functions physically and mentally.
Certain vitamins and minerals help keep your heart healthy, while other ones promote strong bones and muscles. Some reduce inflammation, which can make you feel healthier even if you are eating enough food.
Nutrition is linked to almost every part of our health, from preventing cardiovascular disease to helping manage mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.