#HealthBytes: 5 food items that might be killing your sex-drive
A satisfying sex life results in overall emotional, physical, and mental well-being. There are many determinants of optimal sexual health, one of these being your diet. Notably, certain food items are known to enhance your libido, while some of them might decline your sexual excitement. Here are 5 food items that might be killing your sex drive.
Bid adieu to colas and sugars for improved sex drive
Colas: Artificial sweeteners, like aspartame, in colas adversely impact serotonin levels (happy hormone) in the body, which eventually contributes to lowering libido in men and women. Sugars: High levels of sugar in bloodstream can badly affect the gene that controls sex hormones. Simple sugars like fructose lead to formation of excess fats as lipids, ultimately reducing testosterone and oestrogen levels in body.
Unchecked alcohol intake will kill your sex drive
Excess alcohol consumption, as we know, can lead to liver damage, and an inefficient liver may convert androgens into oestrogens, resulting in poor sex drive. Research has also shown that unchecked alcohol consumption may lead to erectile dysfunction in men. Further, alcohol may also cause premature ejaculation, thus leading to reduced libido. Therefore, limiting those number of pegs and pints will help.
Processed and canned foods intake may lower your sex drive
Processed foods: The bad part about processed foods is that the processing takes away major parts of the nutrients in them, thereby restricting the healthy functioning of sex (and other) hormones, leading to lowered libido. Canned foods: Canned food products might be convenient, but the high sodium content in them may decrease healthy blood flow to certain body parts, including the genitals.