FOODS & MOODS
It all depends on the right food.
One tomato a day is unlikely to turn you into a heart-throb of your vicinity, but a balanced diet can dispel your blues and convert you into a sprightly sprite. Foods and moods go together.
A sprightly woman is full of verve and naturally exudes that marvellous quality called “oomph” or sex appeal.
Passion has been studied in a dispassionate way. Raw materials of romance have been identified. There is, thus, no need to live a listless and loveless life.
Libido is a polite word for overt appreciation of the opposite sex. Paraminobenzonic acid, one of the B Vitamins, increases libido. It spars the secretions of vital glands and makes the zippy human chemicals go further in the performance of their duty. It also keeps one’s personal steam pressure at its best.
Indifferent, sunk-in-the-blues, snappish women turn vivacious when put on Vitamin B diets. Men too respond in a similar manner. Their I-couldn’t-care attitudes turn them into whistling Romeos.
Woman starved of stipulating diets becomes edgy, complains of chronic fatigue and loses interest in love.
Interestingly, the most distressing type of fatigue does not result from muscular exertion as is commonly supposed. The love-destroyer, dragging fatigue is the one that affects the central nervous system. It sinks the personality without a trace and results in irritability and touchiness which eats away romance. It spurs one to hit those we love.
Deficiency of vitamin C also cause fatigue. This vitamin too has sex appeal. An experiment conducted on old bulls considered too stale for breeding were fed on the vitamin. They were restored to reproductive efficiency. Most “old” cows too responded favourably when treated likewise.
Equally, if not more vital, are the proteins. They step up the steam, revitalise the body to a higher plane which is necessary for sex efficiency and frequency.
Proteins are made up of smaller units called amino acids. They can be compared to bricks in a wall. Bricks are handy for constructing different kinds of walls. In a like manner, the body performs this function when it is fed adequate proteins. These “bricks” build such structures as liver cells, hair, skin and several other units which eventually give you the look you have.
Experiments conducted on animals revealed amazing results. When starved of amino acid, the animals lost hair and were reduced to infertility. Premature balding in human beings results from the same cause. This, however, does not mean that baldness can be cured through massive doses of amino acid. Baldness could result from other cause too.
Best source of “oomph” materials are meat, milk, eggs and fish. Beans and peas are also rich in proteins.
If you want to be in proper mood through food, you have to ensure that you and your blood stream are not anaemic. It takes red blood to make a fullblooded woman or man.
THE BEST FOOD
The best food is liver. Another good source is dark molasses which is rich in iron. Eggs and apricots too count. Iron plays a big role in fighting anemia.
You may be an expert cook but you cannot prepare a good meal if you are sunk in the blues. The mental stage is as important as the ingredients of the meal. If you are in the upward swing, the better the functioning of your system, the greater the storehouses of energy inside you.
When a woman constantly complains of lack of interest in life
and lovemaking, she needs a hard look at her food. No medicine may be required at all. All she may need is a well-balanced diet with plenty of roughage and water.
When you feel weak, dizzy and tired, you are bound to lose interest in people who matter most. One housewife puts it, “I am sure it is a case of bad nerves. I am unable to decide anything.”
Such women fill their system with toxic, substances overdoing on rich sauces, spic and overcooked dishes. Yet they lament that their mind remains foggy, listless.
There is also indiscretion in the type of foods they shovel down their throat. Such an attitude is sure to result in deficiency in vitamins, minerals, right amount of sugars, starches and fats.
MIND OVER MATTER
Mind over matter has a valid basis, in fact. But unless the physical factor is set right, no amount of mental acrobatics will result in efficiency and happiness. The mood of listlessness will persist. Muddy systems cannot run crystal steams in them.
For example, your liver is not functioning at its best. Toxic substances remain inside the system. They are not being eliminated properly.
No amount of treatment at the psychological level will help as the liver requires therapeutic treatment. Overlooking the organic disease amounts to inviting danger through neglect.
When a young woman dejectedly declares that she is lacking interest in love or is losing her sex appeal, she must sit up and watch her diet. No amount of thick layers of make-up will make the sparks fly.
Such women are example of deficiency in foods resulting in charm and comehitherness. A pronounced decline in protein food is the cause. Most cases are outcome of women going on a reducing spree without consulting a competent physician.
The right amount of protein is needed for the normal functioning of love organs. Lack or decline of the quantity causes the sex desire to take a nosedive. Vitamin E is important as general fertility is concerned. This is present in many ordinary foods but wholewheat grains when sprouted after soaking are a rich source.
Most women overeat, to overstimulate, hence weaken their nerves. The aim should be to plan eating so that nervous system is strengthened. You should, therefore, carefully watch your intake of tea, coffee and cocoa.
Women suffering from bad “nerves” ought to be extra cautions. They must refrain from overuse of these beverages. However, personal difference vary as reactions to caffeine (in the tea and coffee) and theobomine (in cocoa) are not the same in every case. Those taut and fidgety must watch their reactions. There is no substitute to eating substantially wholesome food. Not even vitamins and minerals. They remain a poor substitute for food. Science is constantly discovering new elements in the food we eat. Those who hitch their health wagon to vitamins alone, the risk and missing out on nutritive elements in food increase. A few suggestions: Avoid emotional excitement which causes upsets and affects your romantic moods. Avoid excessive talking at the dinner table. Keep smiling. Be pleasant at meal time. Laugh a little. Do not “order” about hubby or children simply because they are a little late at the meal time. Do not scold the daughter if she has messed up a meal. Observe reasonable spells of silence. Improve surroundings where your family eats. Do not rush for chores while others are still at the dining table.
MIND OVER MATTER HAS A VALID BASIS, IN FACT. BUT UNLESS THE PHYSICAL FACTOR IS SET RIGHT, NO AMOUNT OF MENTAL ACROBATICS WILL RESULT IN EFFICIENCY AND HAPPINESS. THE MOOD OF LISTLESSNESS WILL PERSIST. MUDDY SYSTEMS CANNOT RUN CRYSTAL STEAMS IN THEM.
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.