12 Foods You Must Avoid If You’re Planning To Have Sex Tonight

I was on my way to work the other morning when I heard a very interesting statement that they would be talking about later on the radio in the day. I heard that there are foods you shouldn’t eat before having sex. Weird, right? Well, it caught my eye so I had to tune back in and this is what I found out. Prepare for some diet changes.

1. Black Licorice

Awkward to have before sex but it is known to lower testosterone levels. The higher the testosterone level the stronger the sex drive, for both men and women. So maybe not a good idea for a treat before a big night.

2. Cheese

Quite obvious for those who are lactose intolerant but cheese is said to extremely kill the mood. For dairy products are mucus-producing… not a very satisfying idea if you ask me.

3. Chocolate

Excuse me… Chocolate, how does this even work, was my first impression but it is said not all chocolates are bad for your sex drive. But if you’re a chocolate lover, like me, go for the dark stuff. With dark chocolate containing over 70% of cocoa, it is the most nutritious way to consume this yummy treat. It is also rich in L-tryptophan, which is a precursor to serotonin, and when we have solid levels of serotonin we feel happier and it decreases our stress levels. Now to top that all off dark chocolate contains phenylethylamine – the same feel-good chemical your body produces when you fall in love. Someone get me some dark chocolate.

4. Gum
Gum leads not to one thing but two; bloating and burping. Bloating is normal but coming from a female perspective I know I’d want to look my best while at that state and bloating doesn’t help with that. Burping, on the other hand, isn’t the most attractive thing either, leading to less of a sex drive initially.

5. Red Meat
Depending on the individual this does one of two things: provides energy or makes you become lethargic. If you’re the energetic kind, keep doing what you’re doing and good for you! If you feel more lethargic that sends a very clear message… stop, make sure this isn’t one of those romantic dinner meals.

6. Broccoli

As healthy as this is for you, it is not recommended to be eaten before a date night. Ms. Bauskis – nutritionist at NutriCenter – said: “‘Broccoli is rich in phytochemicals such as Sulforaphane and Indole-3-Carbinol which may help to decrease excess estrogen in the body. Eating plenty of broccoli may have a positive effect on prostate health and may help prevent heart disease. A great food to eat to improve your hormonal health overall.”

7. Hot dogs
Although you may snag a few of these at a summer barbeque, they are not the best to eat before having a romantic night. Hot dogs are filled with high saturated fat content that clogs the penile and vaginal arteries, creating a not so fun experience.

8. French Fries

Although everyone can say they want fries with that, men have to be very careful as the trans-fat in fries can negatively impact testosterone levels and circulation. Fries’ high salt content can also make it trickier for men with high blood pressure to stay erect. For healthy folks, the sodium can bring on the not-so-sexy sensation of bloating. It is all around a not so fun time.

9. Tofu
I would never have guessed but tofu made the list too. With high levels of plant-based phytoestrogens, a lot of tofu can eat up estrogen levels. Extra estrogen is a sex drive stealer for men and women… maybe skip sushi night.

10. Canned Food
Although this a quick and easy solution for a meal it contains boatloads of sodium. With sodium comes bloating and gas, two factors that lead to a displeased night. Talk about a mood killer.

11. Wine
Okay, I promise you I’m not crazy… this is on the list. If a glass of wine works for you then great but if it means the whole bottle, maybe try something else. Alcohol lowers your sensitivity to touch and weakens orgasms. It as well leads to an unsuccessful night if you males have way too much.

12. Oatmeal

I know, this morning food has tons of health benefits such as producing the stress-reducer known as serotonin but with saying that a moderate amount of which is actually good for your sex drive. But bowl after bowl in a single sitting has the opposite effect, lowering sexual desire. Plus, oatmeal high fiber content also can lead to that unpleasant, gassy feeling- no one wants to ever have.

If you’re having troubles in the bedroom maybe check to see if your issue is on this list. If not, keep doing what you’re doing as you seem to have things under control.

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