3 Foods That May Be Ruining Your Sex Life

Anyone who’s ever spent the better part of their Sunday in a pancake-induced coma/state of despair knows there’s a definite link between what you eat and how you feel.

Which probably means you also know that there’s a link between your nutrition and your sex life. Husband-and-wife team Dr. Brian Clement and Dr. Anna Maria Clement are experts on this very connectionŚand their book, 7 Keys to Lifelong Sexual Vitality, explores everything from sex-boosting recipes to how to improve your fertility using food (more on that to come in another post!).

Some of their info stopped me in my tracksůor rather, in the middle of my dinner.


THE CULPRIT:
The bacon cheeseburger

THE DANGER:
The saturated fats you’ll find in most cheeses and fatty meats clogs your arteriesůnot exactly news to you. But did you know that the first arteries usually affected are the penal and vaginal arteries? They’re small, which means they quickly collect plaqueŚso even if you’re still looking svelte despite your close personal relationship with the McDonald’s drive-through guy, your sex life might be suffering. Not to mention, has anyone ever felt particularly sexy after polishing off a giant burger?

Related: 4 Surprising Effects of Fast Food

THE CULPRIT:
That box of grab-and-go muffins

THE DANGER:
Let’s face it, you’ve probably never heard a good word about trans fatsůand processed baked goods are loaded with them. In addition to clogging arteries, trans fats have also been linked to reduced testosterone levels (which means lower sex drive).

Related: Top 12 Dangerous Muffins
latte

THE CULPRIT:
Your soy latte

THE DANGER:
Soy-based products are high in estrogen, which can cause male sex drive to take a nosedive. Rumor even has it that Buddhist monks eat tofu to help curb their sex drives! And it’ll affect more than just how lusty your guy is feeling…it may also affect your chances of having a baby: a 2008 study in the Human Reproduction journal found that soy can lower sperm count.

Related:
7 Libido Boosters from Around the World
6 Foods to Eat for Better Sex
Top 10 Sex-Drive Killers

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