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3 Foods That May Be Ruining Your Sex Life

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 connection—and 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 tracks…or 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 arteries…not 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 plaque—so 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 fats…and 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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Diana Vilibert

Diana Vilibert is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn. You can be blog-friends with her at dianavilibert.com, or tweet her at @dianavilibert.

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5:38AM PDT on Aug 6, 2014

Homemade bbqued cheeseburgers, made by my hubby and I could just rip his shirt off..

hahahahahahahahahahahaaa

7:25PM PDT on Jul 24, 2014

oohhhh

4:48PM PDT on Jun 15, 2014

Thank you :)

7:36AM PDT on Mar 27, 2014

What sex life? At my age it's hard to find someone that hasn't been imprisoned 6 different times, doesn't have an STD, can't stop talking about his former partner, doesn't cheat, can stay awake for 3 hours, isn't being stalked by some blue-haired granny, has less money than me-and I'm poor, doesn't want to add my hounds to his hound pack, borrow my car.

The body they are interested in is my car's body. The engine they are interested in is my car's engine. The health records they are interested in are the car's maintenance. This way they can pick up a bimbo and let her drive him around in my car... I was with a group of people-wondering what was worse-being able to have sex and not having a partner, or having a partner and not being able to have sex? Like I said- I'll go walk my hounds.

4:45PM PDT on Mar 21, 2014

Wow!

3:56AM PDT on Mar 17, 2014

If you put these foods together your sex life would be totally ruined due to total nausea. Stodge, stodge and more stodge. Yikes!

10:21PM PST on Mar 4, 2014

Thank you.

5:57PM PST on Feb 26, 2014

As someone else said, mist be something else as i do not touch those stuff.... MMMMM probably my perfume called....single semi teetotal non drug user and not to tall nor suit wearer etc etc is off putting lol

2:49PM PST on Feb 26, 2014

Not enough information. If one is going to post a supposed article then more links and details.

6:17PM PST on Jan 5, 2014

I don't eat any of these so it must be something else doing the damage.

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