Foods to Avoid for Better Bedroom Performance

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There are many things that can affect your bedroom performance, from stress to certain medical conditions. But do you know that what you eat can also have an impact?

Studies have shown that food and sex have a long history. Your sexual desires have a lot to do with your performance in the bedroom. Sexual desires are controlled by what is known as the libido (sex drive). If you already have a low libido, you need to stay away from certain foods to increase it.

We’ve compiled a list of foods you should stay away from to ensure that your romantic evening is not cut short by a lack of libido. If your libido is low, avoid the following foods.

Foods that can affect your libido negatively

A recent scientific study conducted in Nigeria has revealed that certain foods can have a negative impact on your libido. The study, which was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, looked at a range of factors that can affect sexual desire, including diet.

The study found that certain foods can have a negative impact on sexual desire, with some affecting both men and women, and others affecting only women. In particular, the study found that processed foods, sugary foods, and foods high in saturated fat can all negatively impact libido.

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Ultra-Processed Foods – Image by: National Kidney Foundation

While the study did not look at the specific mechanism by which these foods can impact libido, it is thought that they do so by affecting hormone levels. Processed foods, for example, are often high in artificial additives and preservatives, which can disrupt hormone levels. Sugar, meanwhile, can cause spikes and dips in blood sugar levels, which can also affect hormone levels.

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While the Nigerian study provides valuable insights into the impact of diet on libido, it is important to remember that not all foods will have the same effect on all people. What one person finds helpful or harmful may not be the same for another. As such, it is important to experiment and find what works best for you.

Foods that can cause erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition that affects a man’s ability to achieve or maintain an erection. While the causes of ED can vary, in some cases it may be caused by dietary factors. In her book, The New Sex Bible, Dr Shirin Lakhani, a UK reproductive health specialist explains that there’s no one single food that’s been shown to cause ED. However, there are certain types of foods that can contribute to it.

Here’s a look at some of the most common culprits according to Lakhani:

Processed meats: These are high in saturated fat and cholesterol, both of which can clog arteries and reduce blood flow to the penis.

Trans fats: These are found in processed foods like cookies, crackers and cakes. They’re also present in some margarines and vegetable shortenings. Trans fats can raise bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and lower good (HDL) cholesterol levels, both of which can lead to ED.

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Refined carbohydrates: These include white breads, pastries, cakes, and other foods, made with white flour. They’re also high on the glycemic index, which means they can cause a spike in blood sugar levels. That can lead to diabetes, which is a major cause of ED.

Alcohol: Drinking too much alcohol can damage the nerves that control erections. It can also lead to liver damage, which can reduce testosterone levels and contribute to ED.

Caffeine: While a cup of coffee or two each day isn’t likely to cause ED, large amounts of caffeine can lead to anxiety and other nervous system disorders that can interfere with sexual function.

A new study has found that certain foods can contribute to erectile dysfunction. The study, which was conducted by researchers at Harvard University, looked at the diets of over 25,000 men. The researchers found that men who ate a lot of processed meat, such as bacon, sausage and ham, were more likely to experience erectile dysfunction. The study also found that men who ate a lot of red meat, such as steak, were also more likely to experience erectile dysfunction.

The research also found that certain prescription medications can also contribute to ED. Some antidepressants, for example, can cause sexual side effects including ED. If you’re taking medication for another health condition, talk to your doctor about the potential for sexual side effects. In some cases, switching to another medication may help to reduce or eliminate ED.

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However, the researchers did note that fishes that are high in mercury can damage the nervous system. This can lead to problems with sexual function. The fish that are most likely to be high in mercury include swordfish, shark, tilefish, and king mackerel.

Overall, the findings “support a growing body of evidence that suggests that certain foods may contribute to erectile dysfunction.”

If you are concerned about your risk of erectile dysfunction, it may be worth changing your diet. Eating more vegetables and less meat, especially processed meat, may help to reduce your risk of erectile dysfunction.

Key Takeaways

In this post, we focused on the key foods to stay away from before sex. As you can see, majority of them are connected to unpleasant symptoms that you don’t want to have when having sex. Others have long-term effects that might eventually have an impact on your sexual life.

If you want to prevent erectile dysfunction and maintain your sex drive, you might also want to have a look at a few libido-boosting foods. It may be a good idea to eat them prior to having sex, and you can even make a few meals with them.

Don’t forget to exercise frequently as well. You’ll feel better and your blood circulation will be improved. There is also medical treatment, and almost all cases of erectile dysfunction can be successfully treated.

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