The number one sex drive killer for men is weight gain, according to nutritionist, Corey B. Schuler. Consumption of any food in excess leads to weight gain, which in turn can deflate your sex drive, happiness, self-esteem, and overall well-being. General guidelines about living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, such as regular exercise, open communication with people around you, and eating consciously, are what you need to know about healthy sexual desires and manifesting them with a caring partner. So, rule: Purchase generic Cialis Soft 20 mg good health = good sex.
We already know that sex is a high form of intimacy and to even get to that point entails an interest, work, and a longing to be closer to someone you care for, therefore, self-care for the body should be a priority as well. That is a visual sign to your partner you value your own health and life, which can allow you more time together. As I mentioned in a previous article, there is no separation between mind, spirit and body.
Below I have listed some food groups and types to stray away from, especially this holiday season, when they may be in overflowing supply at the family dinner table. Stay committed to your health and the ever-evolving, luscious sex life you are establishing!
buy Cialis Soft 20 mg Canada Refined Carbohydrates/Graham Crackers: When Dr. Sylvester Graham invented Graham Crackers in 1829, he thought it would suppress unruly, carnal desires (masturbation). Though it wasn’t ever proven, we do know for sure refined carbs debunk any man’s sex drive, according to Men’s Health and The Journal of American Medicine. Excess refined carbs, such as white flour, can drastically deplete testosterone levels. And sugars from refined carbs not only produce weight gain, but raise estrogen levels and lower testosterone.
Examples to of refined carbohydrates to avoid:
Table sugar, syrup, cookies, ice cream, waffles, breads, ketchup, pies, sodas, sweeteners, potato chips, croutons, and sweetened yogurts.
Excess Alcohol: Drinking too much egg nog this season can lead to trouble achieving an orgasm and premature ejaculation. Sex Coach, Amy Levine, says, “If you have too many, you feel less inhibited,” which you know, but don’t always make yourself aware and can then cause a less-than-exciting or mutually pleasing experience. Doctors suggest 2-3 drinks max if you plan on being (successfully) intimate later in the evening.
Excess Red Meat: When consumed in excess, foods with added hormones and antibiotics, like some red meats, can destroy a man’s natural hormones, thus unbalancing them.
Too Much Sugar: Eating too much fructose and glucose can turn off the gene that regulates the levels of active testosterone and estrogen in the body, shown in mice and human cell cultures. From a 2007 study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation:
“Glucose and fructose are metabolized in the liver. When there’s too much sugar in the diet, the liver converts it to lipid. Using a mouse model and human liver cell cultures, the scientists discovered that the increased production of lipid shut down a gene called SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin), reducing the amount of SHBG protein in the blood. SHBG protein plays a key role in controlling the amount of testosterone and estrogen that’s available throughout the body.”
Sex is a form of relaxation, pain relief, sleep aid, and raises the quality of life. It serves a fantastic motivator for self-care. Becoming in-tune with your body, your partner, your desires and your needs, all adds up to more self-love and the ability to serve others more fullfillingly.
Simply paying more attention to what you consume, will prove to a much more satisfying sex life.
Happy, healthy holidays!