7 Foods That Can Diminish Your Sex Drive – Dr. David Samadi
You may never have considered it but food can play a major role in your libido. There are a number of food products which can decrease the testosterone levels in your body and spotting the foods that are harmful will help you to maintain or even increase your testosterone levels naturally. The following 7 foods are those that you should avoid in order to improve your sex life.
This one might come as surprising to some considering that chocolate has long been known as an aphrodisiac. While this may hold true for women, for men however when it comes to chocolate and sex, chocolate actually lowers your testosterone levels while dramatically decreasing your sex drive.
While, beans are packed with proteins, and are great source of good carbohydrates, they are also brimming with phytoestrogenic lignans, and can greatly affect the testosterone levels in your blood.
Alcohol can decrease testosterone levels in men, even in the most moderate of amounts. Chronic alcohol consumption also causes erection problems and damages the reproductive system to an extent that can permanently reduce the amount of testosterone produced.
This popular movietime snack may satisfy our taste buds while watching a movie, but it can also wreak havoc on your sex life. According to a 2009 study, the chemicals used in the inner lining of microwave popcorn bags, are the same chemicals found in nonstick pots and pans, and have been linked to a lower sex drive in men.
For those that are health conscious, you can still consume small amounts of soy without worry, however because of its estrogenic properties, large quantities of soy products can disrupt your libido. Past research has shown that consuming too much tofu, soy milk, soy sauce, or other soy products can lower testosterone levels and even decrease sperm count.
Indulging in greasy foods such as fried chicken and french fries is ill-advised when it comes to having a healthy sex life. The trans-fat found in fried foods has been known to dramatically decrease libido and increase the amount of abnormal sperm production.
Any refined carbohydrates, such as bleached white flour, are bad news for your sex drive. This includes pastas, cereals and breads, Instead, reach for good carbohydrates like those found in vegetables and whole grains instead.
It’s easy to allow ourselves to fall into bad eating habits, but if you want to have a healthier sex drive, you’re going to have to make some tough culinary choices.