Sexcereal: A New Breakfast Adventure for My Bragina?
I was never a big fan of breakfast food. In fact, I hate – and I mean “hate” -the traditional warm oatmeal, wheatena and farina that were the usual winter before-school fare while I was growing up. I feel the same way about waffles, pancakes and French toast. I can’t blame my mother because my siblings are still big fans of all of the above. I do enjoy eggs, scrambled or fried, and a rare treat of Eggs Benedict with curry over smoked salmon. Cold cereal just leaves me cold.
I usually have a cup of coffee, skip breakfast and fast until lunch. I just read some articles about the health benefits of caffeine. Research suggests it helps improve your memory and stimulates your mind. If you are looking to stimulate more than your mind in the morning, perhaps you will want to experiment with a change of your morning menu!
In her New York Times article, Breakfast of Champions, Hope Reeves describes a provocative new way to start your day – minus the Wheaties. She asks “What’s more erotic than a bowl of cereal? Perhaps a bowl of Sexcereal packed with libido-boosting Peruvian herbs and gender-specific vitamins and nutrients that support hormonal balance in women and testosterone in men. ”
Sexcereal is the world’s first and only gender-based whole food cereal with distinct his and hers nutritional formulas to “promote long-term sexual health” according to its creator, Canadian entrepreneur, Peter Ehrlich.
Fuel Your Fire SEXCEREAL
My Bragina urges me “Don’t be shy – give it a try!” I remember being slightly embarrassed when I bought my first copy of Fifty Shades of Grey and started reading it on a trans-Atlantic flight. Then I realized about half of the women in first class were reading it! By the time I bought the third book of the trilogy, it was just like paying for a cookbook – no shame at all. But, what about a box of Sexcereal sliding towards the cashier at my local Stop and Shop? I might have to wear dark glasses for the first purchase. Fortunately, there is a website, www.sexcereal.com, for those who choose to share this secret only with their mailman. I wonder if this cereal is rated for Mature Breakfasts Only or Parental Guidance required?
The ingredients listed for Men’s Sexcereal include bee pollen, black sesame, wheat germ, camu camu, maca, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, goji berries, cacao nibs and oats. The female formula boasts maca, cranberries, cacao nibs, sunflower, chia seeds, almonds, flax seeds, oat bran, ginger and oats. Sound tempting?
Now I am thinking that cold cereal that used to leave me cold may actually warm up my libido! And so, why not, or pourquoi pas? I think my Bragina and I will treat ourselves to a little Canadian breakfast adventure.
I was curious about other foods that put you “in the mood” whether it be morning, noon or night. Here are the results of my research for the top ten aphrodisiac foods. Garlic, basil and avocado are my favorites. Bon Appetit!
The Top 10 Aphrodisiac Foods
Session Magazine March 22, 2009
10 — ASPARAGUS
An English herbalist from the 17th century, Nicholas Culpepper, wrote that asparagus “stirs up lust in man and woman.” In 19th century France, bridegrooms were served three courses of the sexy spears at their prenuptial dinners. Apparently for a good reason: asparagus is a great source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, and thiamin and folic acid. The latter is said to boost histamine production necessary for the ability to reach orgasm in both sexes.
9 — ALMONDS
Through antiquity, almonds were regarded as fertility symbols. The aroma of almond supposedly arouses passion in females — or so thought the poets and scribes. The scientists say that almonds provide high doses of vitamin E, magnesium and even fiber. Therefore, there seems to be something in the almond myths after all.
8 — AVOCADO
Just by looking at the shape of avocado, you will see the reason why it was associated with sexuality. The Aztecs called the avocado ahuacuatl, or “testicle tree.” They thought the fruit hanging in pairs on the tree resembled testicles. The Catholic priests in Spain found this fruit so obscenely sexual that they forbade it. On the other side, avocado is rich with folic acid, vitamin B6 and potassium. They are also said to boost immune system.
7 — BANANAS
By it shape its connection with sexuality is quite obvious, but you’ll also find that bananas are loaded with potassium, magnesium and B vitamins. It also contains chelating minerals and the bromeliad enzyme, said to enhance the male libido.
6 — BASIL
Basil not only makes the meals smell and taste better, but it also has a lot of beneficial effects on human body. Basil has a fantastic aroma that is said to have an aphrodisiac effect; it is also very stimulating. Using sweet basil in a pasta sauce will be sure to get your heart racing! Maybe this explains why Italians are so romantic!
5 — CHOCOLATE
Pure chocolate, the king of natural aphrodisiacs, contains a host of compounds including anandamide, the psyochoactive feel-good chemical, and PEA (phenylethylamine), the “love chemical,” which releases dopamine in the pleasure centers of the brain and peaks during orgasm. PEA is said to help induce feelings of excitement, attraction and euphoria. Cacao also contains tryptophan, a key component of the neurotransmitter serotonin known to promote a sense of well-being and relaxation.
4 — FIGS
This sexy fruit has long been thought of as an arousing stimulant, and an open fig is believed to emulate the female sex organs. Figs are steeped in history and are one of the oldest-recorded fruits. They are mentioned in the Bible (Adam and Eve wore fig leaves to cover their private parts), are reported to be Cleopatra’s favorite fruit, and the ancient Greeks held them as sacred and associated them with love and fertility.
3 — GARLIC
Garlic is chock full of allicin, an ingredient that will increase blood flow.
2 — OYSTERS
Oysters are probably the food most associated with being an aphrodisiac, and most people are aware of their reputation for increasing sexual desire. Oysters may be thought an aphrodisiac because of their high zinc content, which helps produce sperm and increases libido.
1 — HONEY
Sweet, sticky honey is a great source of boron, a trace mineral that helps the body use and metabolize estrogen, the female sex hormone. Studies have shown that this mineral may also enhance testosterone levels in the blood, the hormone responsible for promoting sex drive and orgasm in both men and women. In addition, honey contains B vitamins needed for testosterone, as well as other nutrients, enzymes and phytochemicals.