Heads Up: These Foods Might be Crushing Your Libido

Heads Up: These Foods Might be Crushing Your Libido

Sometimes your sex drive flies out the window for a while, and you can’t quite figure out why. Sure, it could be a general lack of lust for life, but maybe it’s something simpler: what you’re eating.

When it comes to eating, it’s a wild, wild wilderness out there: some foods can raise your blood pressure, others can cause you to gain weight easily, and still others will mess with your testosterone levels.

Inconvenient, yes, but what isn’t so evident though, is that all of it is bad news for your libido.

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Rest assured and know that it isn’t all in your head. Check out this list of foods that are killing your sex life:

1) Vegetable Oils

Eating too much soy, salt, refined sugars and oils can lower your sex drive, killing your libido.

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It might seem like an unlikely culprit, but vegetable oil can actually do you in, when it comes to sexual intimacy.

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Columbus Men’s Clinic in Columbus, Ohio says that because vegetable oils are high in polyunsaturated fats, a substance that can significantly decrease your testosterone levels, taking in too much of it can throw your sexual health off balance.

2) Soy

Eating too much soy, salt, refined sugars and oils can lower your sex drive, killing your libido.

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A glass of soy milk now and then or a enjoying a bowl of hot edamame before indulging in a sushi lunch isn’t going to destroy your lust.

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If you’re consuming regular, rather large amounts of soy-based products though, it could be decreasing your testosterone, which is bad news. Both men and women need it, in the sack. Go easy on the tofu, and reach for rice milk or other alternatives.

3) Refined Carbohydrates

Eating too much soy, salt, refined sugars and oils can lower your sex drive, killing your libido.

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Eating too many refined carbs like cookies, biscuits and cakes can be a recipe for sexual disaster. Research says that it can make your levels of testosterone and estrogen go haywire.

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Eating too much glucose and fructose can turn off the gene that controls the levels of both these hormones in the body. Replacing old snack habits with new ideas like fruit can help.

4) Alcohol

Eating too much soy, salt, refined sugars and oils can lower your sex drive, killing your libido.

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A cocktail or two might seem to bring liquid courage, but beware. Overindulging in alcohol could make it impossible to get an erection or to orgasm as the night progresses. It can also lead to premature ejaculation in men, which can be a bit of a downer. Solution? Have a couple beers and draw the line.

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5) Too Much Food

Double cheese on your burger and super-size those fries? If you’re looking for pleasure from food, yes…but when it comes to interaction under the covers: no. Overeating any kind of food is going to put pressure on your sex drive. Weight gain is one of the primary causes of a faltering libido.

6) Salt

Eating too much soy, salt, refined sugars and oils can lower your sex drive, killing your libido.

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Salt, salt, salt and more salt: it can raise your blood pressure, resulting in poor circulation, and not enough blood flowing vigorously to the places you need it most. Keep your consumption in check, and your love life will love you back.

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