You aren’t in the mood for sex tonight. Expectedly, you blame stress, fatigue, a lack of sleep, but the secret behind your libido’s loss is perhaps hidden in your plate of food. What you eat for dinner might well be cramping your drive in bed. Here are Some foods you should avoid if you want the libido.
excessive drinking can cause liver damage. We all know that, but since the organ is largely responsible for metabolising hormones, a less-thanefficient one can convert androgens into oestrogens, which results in a poor sex drive. And while a glass of some well-shaken cocktail can leave you stirred, just one more drink can spell disaster. According to researchers, alcohol is a downer and can affect a man’s ability to maintain his erection. Since it affects both sexes, women, you too need to take it slow. You might think a mug of beer is a ticket to requisite ‘loosening up’, but here’s the rub. While all alcohol affects the liver’s ability to get rid of excess oestrogen, beer is rich in phytoestrogens. Its plant-derived oestrogen directly affects fertility. Don’t drink and drive, but also, don’t drink and hope for a sex drive.
cookies and biscuits are sinful, yes, but they certainly don’t help promote that most overwhelming sin, lust. Actually, that’s true of any processed food. It has been observed that processing strips the whole food of all its nutrients, including ones which encourage a desire for sex. When whole wheat, for instance, is processed into white flour, it loses three-quarters of its zinc, a mineral important for the sexual and reproductive health of men. Processed cheese is equally debilitating. Much of the cheese we consume is meant to be derived from cow’s milk, but the sad reality is that most of them are loaded with synthetic hormones, which meddle with your body’s natural order.
even though you avoid spoonfuls of it in your morning cup of chai or coffee, the truth is that sugar is hidden almost everywhere. High levels of sugar in your bloodstream can adversely affect the gene that controls your sex hormones. Simple sugars, such as glucose and fructose, are metabolised in your liver and the excess fat gets stored as lipids. Excess fat synthesis deactivates your shbg (sex hormone binding globulin) gene, causing your levels of shbg protein to drop dramatically, and it is this shbg protein that controls your testosterone and oestrogen levels.
we recommend you throw away that spare water bottle you keep at work. It’s not the water, but the plastic which is the problem. Most plastic food containers and water bottles contain bisphenol a (bpa), a chemical component that is reported to have a negative impact on fertility in both men and women. Studies have also found an association between urinary bpa concentration in men and their lower sperm count, concentration and vitality. Women with high bpa levels in the body produce less viable eggs.
delicious and sweet, beets are undoubtedly nutritious, but like many other root vegetables, they contain compounds which support healthy oestrogen levels in your body. That’s good when your testosterone levels aren’t depleted. If you, however, have an existing hormonal imbalance, you could be exacerbating things by eating too many. Check with your doc, we suggest.
yes, we know the drink wires you up and makes you feel alert, all raring to go. But if you’re someone who feels edgy or apprehensive after drinking coffee, the caffeine could have a direct impact on the time in bed with your partner. Increased anxiety can often lower your sex drive.
enjoy the spicy curry and pickle, ladies? We suggest you try and steer clear. Heavily scented or spiced foods have the potential to change the way your vagina smells and tastes. This list of food and beverages also has on it coffee, onions, garlic and strong spices. Try and include more whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies in your diet.