Apricot Aphrodisiac

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apricot aphrodisiac

Apricots and their seeds contain abscisic acid (B-17), a cancer-preventing substance that activates, invigorates and sustains sexual hormones. Consumption of apricots does not provide the comprehensive benefits provided by their seeds, so you should have 5 to 15 apricot seeds several hours before any anticipated intimacy.

In Europe, apricots were long considered an aphrodisiac, and were used in this context in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and as an inducer of childbirth, as depicted in John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi.

The unique mix of compounds found in apricots makes this fruit a good choice for helping to fight heart disease. Along with potassium, apricots contain powerful anti-oxidants: beta-carotene, Vitamin C and lycopene. Combined, these compounds help protect against cancer, heart disease and stroke.

Research shows, of any food, apricots possess the highest levels and widest variety of carotenoids. Carotenoids as antioxidants help to prevent heart disease, reduce "bad cholesterol" levels, and protect against cancer.

Apricot oil (extracted from kernel of the nut) is dominated by the presence of unsaturated fatty acids with oleic acid comprising 70 to 75 % and linoleic acid at 22%.

Oleic acid, also known as Omega 9 fatty acid, is a mono-unsaturated fatty acid that is found in almost all natural fats. Oleic acid lowers the risk of a heart attack, arteriosclerosis, and aids in cancer prevention.

Linoleic Acid is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that is part of the Omega 6 fatty acids family. an essential fatty acid the body cannot produce, it is important for growth and development of infants.

Vitamin-A in the fruit enhances or promotes good vision and reduces the risk of developing cataracts. It also promotes and protects brain cognitive functioning and memory.

The high content of magnesium and phosphorus also improves functioning of the brain and help to normalize blood pressure effectively.

Apricots also contain salicylates - the basic ingredient of aspirin. Salicylates help reduce coronary disease by preventing blood cells from clumping and forming clots.

Due to their high fiber to volume ratio, dried apricots are sometimes used to relieve constipation or induce diarrhea. Effects can be felt after eating as few as three.


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