If you have been battling with low s3x drive and you seem to have tried everything possible to increase it, you need to consider your meal, I mean your diet.
Studies have shown that food and s3x have a long history. Your sexual desires have a lot to do with your performance in the bedroom. S3xual desires are controlled by what is known as the libido (s3x drive). If you already have a low libido, you need to stay away from certain foods to increase it.
To help you make sure your romantic evening isn’t cut short because of a low libido, we’ve put together a list of 8 foods you need to avoid.
Here are the 8 foods to avoid if you have been experiencing low libido:
1. Carbonated Beverages
If you’re sensitive to carbonation, stay away from tonic water and sodas, suggests Dr. Kominiarek. Belching is the last thing you want is be doing during a romantic night.
The more testosterone, the higher your sex drive — for both men and women. But excessive amounts of soy in your diet can cause a hormonal imbalance, says Kasal. Case in point: A study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that men who consume 120 milligrams or more of soy a day had a significant decrease in testosterone.
You’ve probably heard of the infamous “sugar crash,” and it’s the last thing you want to happen when it’s time to get in the mood. Sweets causes your blood sugar level to spike, both your energy and your blood sugar then fall dramatically, increasing fatigue, food cravings, and brain fog. Not surprisingly, you might not have the focus and energy required for a dynamic sexual experience.
Cheese is delicious, especially when you have a carefully selected a platter, it can mess with the hormones of both men and women, affecting testosterone and oestrogen, which in turn lowers the libido.
5. Cruciferous Vegetables
Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli are all methane-producing foods. Just make sure you cook them well or they’ll make you really gassy, says Dr. Kominiarek.
Alcohol may work to give you “liquid courage” to approach someone at the bar, but it can seriously damage your ability to perform. This is because heavy drinking can lead to lower testosterone and higher estrogen levels. According to studies, excessive drinking can cause erectile difficulties in men or trouble achieving an orgasm, in both men and women.
Chocolates are good for you but when they are too much, it lowers your libido. While delicious, chocolate is full of methylxantines, which can make us lethargic and sleepy, naturally lowering your sex drive. Chocolate makes women feel sleepy during sexual activities, thereby, temporarily lowers their sexual drive and libido.
8. Fried foods
If some of your favorite meals are fried, they may be tasty but they go a long way to affect your libido. The trans-fat found in most fried foods is known to decrease the libido in both men and women by increasing abnormal sperm production in men and interferes with gestation in women.