The food we eat can affect our S3x drive in both a positive and negative way, so it is important to choose wisely when it comes to getting some action.
Although While some of these anti-aphrodisiacs, which include surprising foods such as Ice-cream, hot dogs and oats, are good for us in the long run, they are best not consumed when you are hoping to get in the mood for love.
According to Elouise Bauskis, a nutritionist at NutriCentre, food can have an incredible impact on our lives, affecting not only our physical health but our emotional wellbeing too. Our libido can be affected by a number of outside influences, from stress, tiredness, shift work, financial worries or simply working long hours. ‘The food we eat can affect our S3x drive in both a positive and negative way. ‘Generally fresh foods and a rainbow of fruit and vegetables will help give you the best possible chance of lifting mood and increasing energy levels naturally, which all helps to get us in the mood for love.
Foods such as beans and oatmeal are all very good for you but when it comes to action under the sheets, they might not be best consumed. Here are 9 common foods you should run away from when you are planning to have a nice time with your partner in few hour’s time!
9 Common Foods You Should Avoid Few Hours To Sex
Although beans is of great benefit to the body, however, the aftermath of eating it just few hours before S3x can be very discouraging. According to Ms Bauskis, it all depends how you are digesting beans… ‘For some they’ll feel full of energy after a bean-filled meal, for others they may feel sluggish or at worst bloated and even an increase in flatulence, so best avoided,‘ she explained.
Although not all Chocolates are bad, you must endeavor to pick your chocolate carefully. Go for dark chocolate that contains a minimum of 70 per cent cocoa, as it will be the most nutritious way to consume this delicious, sensual food!
‘Dark chocolate is naturally high in many antios-exidants, choose raw for the highest possible levels of naturally occurring nutrients. Chocolate is rich in L-tryptophan, which is a precursor to serotonin. ‘When we have good levels of serotonin we feel happier and this decreases our stress levels. ‘Dark chocolate also contains phenyl ethylamine, which is the same feel good chemical that the body produces during those first moments of falling in love – no wonder we adore it,’ Ms Bauskis said.
3. Hot Dogs
It is an open secret that hot dogs are highly processed. The high saturated content of hot dogs can clog up the v*g’i’nal and penile arteries, making this the least romantic handheld treat around. Furthermore, Ms Baukis said, ‘All processed foods are a no for libido. Hot dogs are a very processed food in an overly processed bun that provides very little nutrition. Think about how you feel eating something like this. ‘You may feel sluggish and low in energy – not good for feeling S3xy.”
It has be said that the menthol in peppermint reduces testosterone levels, shortchanging your S3x drive. And while bad breath is a turn off, definitely do not chew gum as chewing brings more air into your system, making you prone to burp. Ms Baukis said: ‘One of the most well-known herbs, it’s great for the digestive system, but it has negative repercussions on the libido, so avoid.
5. Tonic Water
Tonic water contains quinine which is used as a flavouring agent in tonic water and some other beverages. ‘Quinine has been used as an anti-malarial agent, but it’s been linked to a decrease in S3xual function, so avoid before S3x,’ Ms Bauskis said.
6. Red Meat
Although this depends on how you feel individually after eating meat. For some, it energies them, providing them with iron, which will increase os-exygenation throughout the body. For some people red meat itself may make them feel more ‘animal’. For others, if they don’t have good digestive function, or ‘fire’, then red meat may sit heavily in them, making them feel lethargic. So it depends on the individual.
7. Red Wine
In moderation red wine may increase blood flow, whilst relaxing you and lowering your inhibitions. But only have it in small amounts, as you don’t want to overdo it!
May be good for you by helping to lower stress levels, and this is a roundabout way may increase libido, but aside from keeping you full energy-wise, oatmeal won’t directly increase your libido. Plus the high fiber content can lead to ga’s’sy feelings.
9. Energy Drink
These are often full of sugar and nasties such as artificial colours and flavours. They may give you an instant energy lift, which may increase endurance and stamina, but this may be short-lived.
Conclusively, you have to note that you only need to desist from eating these few common foods hours before the ‘bedroom showdown’ as most of them are highly rich in nutrients that the body needs!