We've heard of aphrodisiac foods and drinks that help us get in the mood. Some people recommend eating these foods not only to arouse sexual desire but also to enjoy the encounter more.
Now, what about foods you should NOT eat before having sex? These five foods, according to specialists, should be avoided if you want to spend a pleasant time with your partner.
# 5 Artificial Sweeteners
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Most artificial sweeteners contain aspartame, a problematic ingredient that in addition to causing headaches, irritability and anxiety. It hinders the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter related to sexual desire.
# 4 Junk food
Junk food has very high levels of saturated fats, which is especially problematic for men when having sex. These types of fats lower testosterone levels and worsen semen quality, so experts advise men to avoid these foods before having sex, especially if they are looking to procreate.
# 3 Coffee
A good cup of coffee is good in the morning: it helps you wake up, it raises your mood a little and it fills you with energy. Now, too much coffee can generate the release of stress hormones which, naturally, is not desirable before a night of passion. While coffee has great benefits, we must accept that too much can be harmful.
# 2 Dairy
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High-fat dairy foods such as cheese, cream, or whole milk impair the normal production of some hormones essential for sexual performance in both men and women. Estrogens, progesterone, and testosterone are the main ones affected by saturated fats. As dairy products are quickly absorbed by the body, specialists do not recommend consuming them before having sex.
# 1 Alcohol
Yes, it can help you get a bit loose, but it's also not a good idea. In men, it can cause erectile dysfunction, and in women, lack of sexual desire and lubrication.
They are good enough reasons to avoid excessive alcohol consumption before an intimate encounter with your partner, don't you think?
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