21 Foods That Can Downgrade Your Sex Life

 

Having sex regularly can keep your levels of testosterone and estrogen at a normal balance, and has similar benefits for your body than physical exercise. Sexual intercourse also supports your immune system, maintains a healthy heart, keeps your blood pressure levels normal and it can help to block pain. Research also proofs that having sex regularly improves your sleep, calms you down and reduces a man’s risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer. While sex can offer you a lot of important health benefits, some people struggle with problems in the bedroom that may affect their erectile function, libido and overall sexual health. When you have poor sexual health, your sex life may not be as thriving as you’d want it to be. Fortunately, there are ways to ensure you maintain a healthy sex life – such as these 21 different foods that you should try to avoid if you want to perform better during sex.

1. Cheese

Cheese is a dairy product that has recently been proven to reduce fertility among men. Harvard School of Public Health found that eating cheese three times a day reduces the quality of sperm that is produced in men; thus causing an adverse impact on fertility.

2. Mint

Mint is a tasty addition to many dishes and is also a flavorant used to add a menthol taste to chocolate and other sweets. Unfortunately, the exact same ingredient that refreshes your breath, menthol, can also cause your libido to take a dive.

3. Okra

Also known as ladies fingers, okra is known to be beneficial for people with diabetes, but the seeds of this vegetable also contain substances that can lower the libido of both men and women.

4. Chocolate

While dark chocolate is considered to be healthy, normal chocolate contains a lot of fat. This causes levels of LDL cholesterol to increase, which can lead to clogged blood vessels. In turn, this effect can lead to erectile problems.

Chocolate

5. Cigarettes

While cigarettes are not a food, it is a substance that is abused by millions of people. Cigarettes cause blood vessels to shrink, which leads to a lower volume of blood being delivered to your penis when you have an erection. This can cause erectile dysfunction and even decrease the size of your penis.

6. Sugar

Regular table sugar is the most popular kind of sweetener used in baking, cooking, for coffee and it is added to sodas. This type of sugar, however, can also cause heart disease and may also contribute to erection problems.

7. Canned Foods

It is a well-known fact that canned foods are not a healthy food choice and they come with a range of potential health risks. A chemical that is found in the lining of the cans that these food comes in, Bisphenol-A, can inhibit the function of certain hormone that plays important roles in sexual function.

8. Fried Chicken

Fried chicken (like the ones you pick up from your local KFC on a Friday night) are extremely high in trans fats. These fats can reduce your energy levels and even negatively affect the mental aspects related to sexual health.

Fried Chicken

9. Soy Protein Isolate

Energy chocolate bars and many types of processed foods contain an ingredient referred to as “soy protein isolate”. While soy is a healthy food source, this specific type of soy acts like estrogen in the male body and can lead to reduced sexual function.

10. White Bread

White bread is popular throughout the entire world, but regularly eating this food can cause body fat to increase rather quickly. Increased body weight, in turn, can cause estrogen levels to increase and testosterone levels to decrease.

11. Bottle Water

You may think that picking up a bottle of filtered water at the store is a good way to avoid having to drink tap water, but the Bisphenol A, which is found in the plastic material, can cause fertility and have an adverse effect on sexual function.

12. Microwave Popcorn

Microwave popcorn may be the perfect way to serve up a tasty snack while watching movies, but the lining of the bags that microwave popcorn comes in contain perfluorooctanoic acid. This substance has been scientifically proven to reduce testosterone levels.

Microwave Popcorn

13. Pizza

Pizza is a powerhouse of bad things. They contain cheese, refined carbs, saturated fats and other substances that can cause a negative effect on your erectile function.

14. Coffee

Coffee may help you wake up after only getting a few hours of sleep, but it can also have an adverse impact on your health. More specifically, due to the raise in stress hormones, sexual performance can also reduce.

15. Pies

Pies are delicious and can make a great lunch when you’re in a rush, but they are filled with hydrogenated fats. This type of fat can suppress the production of the most vital hormone in the male body, testosterone.

16. Alcohol

Alcohol

Alcohol might be a strategy that you use as a conversation starter, but the substance has a series of bad effects on your body. Alcohol consumption, especially uncontrollably, can result in lower levels of testosterone and even impaired sexual function.

17. Potatoes

Potatoes do have some health benefits, but they also tend to make you lethargic, which means you are less like to be active. This can reduce your ability to perform during sexual intercourse, especially if you’re planning on making it last long.

18. Red Meat

There is a debate about whether red meat is good or bad for you, but one thing is known – red meat contains fat and cholesterol, which can be bad for your heart. This, in turn, can cause symptoms of erectile dysfunction to occur.

19. Soda

Sodas are loaded with sugar, lead to tooth decay and can cause weight gain. Drinking sodas on a regular basis canalso cause sperm production to decrease by up to 30% and may also lead to symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

Soda

20. Licorice

Licorice is used to flavor sweets and tobacco products. It has a very unique taste and is sometimes used to relief a sore throat and heartburn. Unfortunately, licorice can also hurt testosterone production in men, which may lead to erectile dysfunction and poor sexual health.

21. Cilantro

Cilantro is very popular among monks in the Eastern Asia region. They use the herb to uphold to the vows they have agreed on. The herb causes libido levels to lower temporarily – luckily, since the leaves are quite small, the effect usually doesn’t last too long.

Conclusion

Some foods are excellent for boosting your libido and even increasing the hardness of your erection, but there are also certain food choices that can cause your sex drive to decrease and your ability to achieve an impressive erection to become impaired. Knowing what should be included in your diet and what not is the first step to crafting your daily diet for a better sex life.

References

  • http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/sex-better-exercise-going-jog-3090856
  • https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/1397533/this-is-the-shocking-reality-of-what-guzzling-coca-cola-does-to-your-penis/
 
 
Author

Expert Author : Dr. Ahmed Zayed (Consumer Health Digest)

Dr. Ahmed Zayed Helmy holds a baccalaureate of Medicine and Surgery. He has completed his degree in 2011 at the University of Alexandria, Egypt. Dr. Ahmed believes in providing knowledgeable information to readers. Other than his passion for writing, currently he is working as a Plastic surgeon and is doing his masters at Ain shams University.