Thursday, January 24, 2013

Foods that can kill your sex drive

Tonic Water
Tonic Water (Photo credit: Paul Garland)
Whether you are looking forward to your first intimate encounter with a new partner or you are in a steady, long-term relationship, there are certain foods you should avoid if sex is on your menu. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, now is a good time to familiarize yourself with the foods on this list so your special day can sizzle, not fizzle.
  • Gin and tonic. This cocktail packs a double sex drive killing whammy. It is (obviously) made with gin, which can chemically inhibit your sex drive when consumed in large quantities. It also contains tonic water, which is flavored with quinine, which is believed to lower testosterone levels.
  • Soy. Soy is high in estrogen and lowers the male sex drive. It also carries an increased risk of disease while lowering testosterone levels in women.
  • Licorice. Eating large quantities of this candy can create hormonal changes in both genders.
  • Bacon. Bacon contains both high levels of saturated fat and cholesterol, which can clog the arteries. Some of the first to clog are the penal and vaginal arteries, which are smaller than others in the body.
  • Sausage. See bacon.
  • Dairy. Dairy foods can be just as high in fat as bacon and sausage and carries the same risk of clogging your arteries.
  • Processed baked goods. Be on the lookout for trans fats, which are also artery cloggers. Just because a label says "no trans fats" doesn't necessarily mean the baked good is safe. Trans fats are sometimes a by product of the baking process.
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