Foods That Kill Testosterone to Avoid for Better Performance

You really do not want to get into the act tonight because you do not feel like getting intimate with your partner – is this normal? It is, if it happens occasionally, but there is something wrong if you are saying, "Not tonight" more than usual. You might be suffering from a decreased sex drive, which could be the result of decreased levels of sex hormone, called testosterone. So many things can affect testosterone levels – it could be due to stress, an inactive lifestyle, or food that you eat.

Foods That Kill Testosterone

Your diet plays a big role in maintaining good health. Not getting enough nutrients would result in serious complications. Interestingly, it is not enough to know what to eat, but you should also have information about foods that you should avoid to resolve certain problems. Here are some foods that may be killing testosterone, leaving you tired and in no mood to do it tonight.

1. Dairy Products

If you love cheese, ice cream, and other dairy products, you are certainly not alone. However, you need to avoid these foods if you really want to get into the act later tonight. These products contain lactic acid that can affect libido levels in a negative way. Products derived from cow's milk may contain synthetic hormones that can throw off your natural hormone production and cause all sorts of problems. Opt for leafy greens and fortified milk to get more calcium, which helps improve sexual health.

2. Fried Foods

You are not doing your sex life a favor by eating too much of greasy foods. Fried foods are laden with Trans fats that can dramatically decrease testosterone levels and leave you with decreased sex drive. Including trans fats in your diet may also result in abnormal sperm production – it may also interfere with female gestation. It is therefore better to avoid fried foods as much as possible to maximize your performance in the bed.

3. Refined Carbohydrates

Anything that provides you with refined carbs is never a good choice to improve your sex life. Cereals, pastas, and breads are some rich sources of refined carbs. Snack foods like cookies, crackers, and chips also contain large amounts of refined carbohydrates. These carbs will lower your testosterone levels significantly, and you may as well start to gain weight due to the sugars these foods contain. Opt for whole grains and vegetables to get good carbs.

3. Chocolate

A moderate amount of chocolate may actually help boost your sex drive, but too much of it can kill testosterone quite quickly. Experts believe that chocolate contains phenylethylamine and anandamide, which trigger the release of endorphins and improve your mood. However, studies have confirmed that too much of chocolate can lower testosterone levels and make you feel lethargic, which in turn will lower sex drive and libido.

4. Soy

Soy is also one of the foods that kill testosterone. Moderate amounts of soy usually do not cause any problem, but it has estrogenic properties that can mess with your libido, especially when consumed in large quantities. You should avoid too much of soymilk, tofu, soy sauce, and other similar products to keep your testosterone levels from depleting. Besides lowering your libido, too much of soy can lower your sperm count. You may experience these negative effects by consuming more than 120mg of soy a day.

5. Sweets

Over dependence on sweets can keep you from having a good time in the bed. When you love sweets, you just cannot resist the temptation to get more when you experience the "sugar crash". It can spoil your mood if it happens when you want to get intimate with your partner. Sweets push your blood sugar levels up first and then the levels fall quite dramatically, which leaves you with food cravings, fatigue, and brain fog. You feel tired and have no energy to enjoy a dynamic sexual experience. Most processed baked goods are also laden with trans fats, which can also affect blood sugar levels and reduce libido.

6. Diet Soda

Diet soda is also on the list of foods that kill testosterone, mainly because it contains artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame. These sweeteners can lower your serotonin levels, which in turn will make you feel depressed and leave you with a decreased sex drive.

7. Microwave Popcorn

Watching a movie with your partner can certainly help put you in the right mood, but you should bag the idea of having some good sex if you are munching on microwave popcorn. The bag's lining may contain chemicals like perfluorooctanoic acid, which can affect your testosterone levels and kill your sex drive. Some studies have also found a link between regular consumption of microwave popcorn and prostate problems.

8. Edamame

The other name for edamame is soybeans and you already know how detrimental soy can be for your sexual health. Studies show that a half serving of soy every day can lower your sperm count by 40% or more. Therefore, be more sensible and eliminate edamame from your diet.

9. Cheese

It is better to avoid cheese if it is derived from cow's milk, and that is mainly because it contains synthetic hormones that can mess with your testosterone levels. It is equally bad for women, as it can also mess with estrogen and other hormones in the body.

10. Deli Meats

You will be better off avoiding deli meats because they are wrapped in the stuff made from PVC, which can leach into foods and cause hormonal changes. The best thing is to buy your meat from the butcher and use brown paper to wrap it up properly.

11. Low-Grade Meat

Poor quality meat is another one of the foods that kill testosterone levels. You need to bear in mind that most deli meat, hamburgers, and hot dogs contain added preservatives, hormones, and antibiotic that can throw your hormonal balance out of whack. Opt for leaner and unprocessed meat, such as turkey or chicken.

 
 
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