Are These Foods Helping or Hindering Your Love Life?
Sexual arousal is a natural, healthy part of human life. Sometimes, we’re just not in the mood to be intimate. However, if lack of interest is more the rule than the exception for you, it might be time to investigate the cause of a dampened libido.
Depression, certain medications, age and health all have an effect on the desire for sex. So can food. In this article, we will take a look at how certain foods decrease sexual desire and how others can put you in the mood.
Soy is of the most potent libido killers in men. Though men naturally have some of the female hormone, estrogen, eating soy can raise this level too high and dramatically decrease sex drive.
There are two natural drugs found in soy that cause this to happen. They are genistein and daidzein. In addition to lack of libido, men who consume soy on a regular basis may notice breast enlargement, decreased facial and body hair growth, bouts of crying and erectile dysfunction.
Vegetarian men are not the only ones affected. Bodybuilders and athletes who use protein shakes and bars would do well to read the label on their products to see if they contain soy.