Get your sex drive back by cutting down on these foods

Good morning everyone,

Well, the rain has started a bit sooner than I expected. I figured it wasn't going to do much till around lunchtime, but it's already raining. They aren't really predicting too much in the way of dangerous weather here-just some rain and wind as the typhoon passes to the north of us. Tomorrow will be sunny and warm with a high of 29C, but it should cool down after that-Friday will be around 25C and then the beginning of the long weekend is looking cool and rainy with highs on Saturday and Sunday of 22C.

Have you ever been in a car where the driver keeps hitting the gas and then the brakes? It can be really hard on you, right? That's what some food choices are like to your sex drive, which is typically fueled by testosterone. We often think of testosterone as a hormone than men have zipping through their bodies. Estrogen, on the other hand, we mainly consider to be a female hormone.

The truth is that both testosterone and estrogen play vitally important roles in the bodies of both sexes and—unless we have a good ratio of one to the other—all sorts of things can happen. Men can grow breasts; women can sprout excessive facial hair. But in both cases, an imbalance of testosterone and estrogen can increase or decrease libido (the desire to have sex)—and a surprising amount of research has gone into figuring out which foods can increase or decrease those levels.

Below are some of the food items could mess with that delicate balance or be a contributing factor to a sputtering sex drive. 

Processed foods

Processing removes most of the nutrients in whole foods, including ones that are important to your desire for hanky panky. For example: When rice is processed into white rice, it loses about three-quarters of its zinc, a mineral essential to men's sexuality and reproduction.

Alcohol

A glass of wine or a cocktail can get you in the mood, but drink much more than that regularly, and your libido will pay the price. Alcohol is a depressant that can play havoc with a man’s ability to achieve and maintain an erection and dampen libido for both sexes. Slow down when it comes to drinking and you may find that you rediscover your sexual sparkle.

Edamame

If date night regularly includes sushi, order your appetizer wisely! Another name for edamame is soybeans. And, well, 91 percent of soybeans are genetically engineered in the US, according to The Center for Food Safety. High levels of soy in a woman’s body can decrease sex hormones and disrupt her ovarian function, said a study in the Journal of Nutrition. And just a half serving of soy per day was enough to slash sperm count by 40 percent in healthy males.

Bottled water

The water isn’t the culprit here; it’s the plastic bottle. Bisphenol A, commonly referred to as BPA, is a chemical component found in most plastic food containers and cans and is associated with negative impacts on fertility in both men and women.

Coffee

There’s plenty of evidence to show that drinking coffee is the great way for men to fluff up their erections and even put a little pizazz in your sex game. If you’re someone who gets jittery or anxious from coffee, it may have the exact opposite effect. That’s because increased anxiety can often lower your sex drive. It’s a frequent complaint of people with a sensitivity to caffeine.

Ok...so I guess I should be cutting down on soy milk with my breakfast, eh?

Have a great day!

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