10 Foods that Negatively Impact Your Sex Life

There are certain foods that are best avoided over a dinner date. Toothsome food may look very attractive and lead to overeating. It is vital to remember that the food you eat, directly contributes to your sexual well-being.

Here’s a list of some of the foods that are directly responsible for low libido and therefore cut short your sex life.

  1. Coffee:

A single cup of coffee may boost you with energy and stamina required for sex. Drinking 5 to 6 cups of coffee per day will instantly increase the level of cortisol in your body. It may flood the brain with stress hormones that negatively impact libido and thus, the sexual performance.


  1. Alcohol:

Alcohol may impact your ability to attain an erection. The higher amount of alcohol in the blood blocks the brain’s ability to sense the sensory and visual stimulations. It interferes the production of the male hormone, testosterone, thereby negatively impacting the sex time (low sex time.)

alcohol, wine

  1. Cheese

Processed dairy products can induce the production of toxins in the body. Cheese is a high-fat dairy product and consuming it in excessive quantities can lead to flatulence. It interferes with the secretion of the natural hormones like oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone.


  1. Mint

Popping a mint before kissing is not advisable if you are looking for more. The menthol present in mint can lower the production of testosterone. It results in frequent burping that can turn off your partner. Brushing your teeth is a better option. You may also drink mint tea which contains a lower level of menthol.

mint leaves, mint

  1. Soda and Cola:

The high sugar content in the fizzy drinks causes dehydration, dental cavities and obesity. It is better to keep the consumption of these drinks minimal, as it doesn’t add any nutrition to the body.

soda, cola

  1. Beans:

Beans may be a good option to include in your diet when you are trying to reduce the waistline. Beans are a source of flatulence which may not be a turn-on for your partner. It contains a particular kind of sugar which is difficult to digest and make you feel uncomfortable.


  1. Fish:

Over intake of certain seafood like shrimps and oysters may adversely impact your health. The synthetic chemical pollutants like Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) present in seafood may entirely erase sex drive in women. PCBs released with industrial pollutants are drained in the oceans. They may also cause cancer in humans.


  1. Processed food

Processed food is a threat to your performance on bed. This kind of quick eats contains a lot of preservatives, sodium and other additives.


  1. Microwavable popcorn:

This movie snack is being marketed in an easy-to-use sealed paper bag intended to be heated in a microwave oven. The chemicals perfluoroalkyl acids, such as PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) or PFOS (Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid) contained in the inner lining of these bags are injurious for the sperm count.

microwavable popocorn

  1. Canned Food

Canned food is a strict no-no before sex. It kills all the mood. The higher content of sodium, potassium and other preservatives makes you feel flatulent. If at all you should use it, ensure to soak the food in water for at least 20 minutes to neutralise the effect of salt.

canned food

Avoiding smoking and alcohol at any cost will ensure an overall well-being.

A rocking sex life starts with eating right and healthy lifestyle choices!

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