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6 Foods to Avoid Before Sex
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6 Foods to Avoid Before Sex

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Although there are certain foods that will surely prime your body for sex, there are also
those that might hinder it. In today’s article, I will talk about six foods that you should
avoid consuming before sex. It would also help if you take libido boosters beforehand to
ensure that you are going to have a wild ride in the sheets.

Salty Foods

Foods that are rich in sodium like popcorn and French fries may hinder your ability to
orgasm, said Dr. Robert Kominiarek, medical director of the Alpha Male Medical Institute.

Sodium is responsible for water retention in the body and too much of it can lead to
bloating. Because your body is more bloated than normal, optimal blood flow may not
be achieved as a result.
If you are going to eat such foods, it is important that you do so at least 3 hours before
sex.

Coffee

You might think that sipping a cup of coffee just before having sex is a great idea, think
again. According to Nicole Kasal, a health and wellness coach, she said that high
amounts of caffeine, especially during coitus, may lead to decreased libido.
That is because caffeine can increase the production of Cortisol, which is a stress
hormone that keeps your body on overdrive. As much as possible, you want to stay
away from coffee before having sex.

Alcohol

Contrary to popular belief, sex and alcohol do not mix. Alcohol is known to increase
melatonin levels in your body. Melatonin is the sleep hormone that will make you fall
asleep if sufficient levels of it are achieved.
Even if you drink just a glass or two of alcoholic drinks, it is enough to make you feel
sluggish. If you want to be energetic during lovemaking, ditch the alcohol.

Fruits

Now, I am not saying that you shouldn’t eat fruits because they should be included in
every healthy diet plan, but what I am trying to say is that you should avoid them post-
meal, especially after dinner time.

According to Kasal, the reason why you do not want to consume fruits after dinner is
due to the fact that it digests way too quickly, which will result in abdominal cramping
and increased production of gas. You don’t want to go farting while you are inside her,
right?

Carbonated Drinks

For the same reasons above, avoid drinking sodas, tonic water, and other carbonated
drinks. This is to ensure that you will not experience belching because the last thing that
you want to happen during sex is to pass gas.

Soy

Testosterone increases sex drive for both men and women and soy just happens to put
a damper in its production.
According to a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, male
participants were found to have a dramatic decrease in their testosterone levels after
consuming 120 milligrams of soy for extended periods of time.
Although soy can be a good protein alternative to dairy, it is best that you avoid
consuming copious amounts of it.