If aphrodisiacs exist, which are foods that are documented to improve one’s sex drive, there are also foods that are sure to kill your libido as well.
Today, I am going to shine some light on foods that can kill your sex drive and you should do your best to avoid them.
If you’ve been consuming some (or all) of these foods lately, then you can rectify the problem by taking some libido-boosting supplements.
Anyway, without further ado, let’s get started.
These foods consist of French fries, fried processed meats like hotdogs, and others that are fried in oil. Fried foods are rich in saturated fats which, when consumed in large quantities, may lead to clogged arteries that will result in poor blood circulation.
One of the leading causes of erectile dysfunction is poor blood flow towards the penis and increased or consistent consumption of fried foods can result in that.
Aside from the fact that it can clog arteries, its high fat content can also lead to obesity and high blood pressure as well.
To be clear, salt, per se, is not bad at all. However, it only becomes problematic when you consume more than 2000mg a day (or roughly a full teaspoon).
Too much sodium in the body will result in water retention and it is actually known to lead to high blood pressure too.
When your body digests sugar, it will require the help of insulin to process it. The problem lies when a person consumes way too much sugar that will inevitably lead to the production and use of more insulin.
Insulin, especially in large quantities, can lower testosterone levels. This translates to a dramatic increase in libido.
High blood sugar levels can also lead to Type-2 Diabetes, which is a condition that will not bode well for men since it can also lead to erectile dysfunction.
Aside from the fact that alcohol can diminish your senses and the sensations that you feel, it can also lead to higher estrogen levels in men as well. Keep in mind that men also have estrogen, albeit in much lower quantities compared to their female counterparts.
An increase in estrogen not only kills libido in men, but may also lead to man boobs and other nasty side effects.
In addition, alcohol is a known depressant which means that you will have lower energy levels than those who do not drink at all.
Omega-6 Fatty Acids
Although Omega-3 fatty acids can help improve heart health and blood circulation, its byproduct, Omega-6 fatty acids, can bring more harm than good.
They are usually in margarine and hydrogenated oils and should be avoided at all costs since it is known to diminish sexual desire and function in both men and women.