Men sometimes do not pay enough attention to their food. Meanwhile, certain foods and drinks lower levels of testosterone, the hormone responsible for sex drive. In an interview with radio Sputnik, a sexologist, psychotherapist, president of the "Professional Association of Sexologists" Yevgeny Kulgavchuk listed the "enemies" of men's health.
“An excess of coffee, and this is considered more than three cups a day, can harm the adrenal cortex, which is directly involved in the production of testosterone. Regular consumption of alcohol in large quantities also reduces testosterone synthesis. Peppermint soothes not only the nervous system, but also the sexual component. Beer contains phytoestrogens - analogs of the female hormones estrogen, which lower testosterone levels. The same applies to products containing soy”, - said Yevgeny Kulgavchuk.
According to the doctor, sugary carbonated drinks with a high sugar content can indirectly reduce male potency. They contribute to the development of obesity, and adipose tissue negatively affects testosterone levels. Dietary supplements - aspartame and monosodium glutamate - reduce mood levels over time, which does not contribute to the onset of love play.
An improper diet also often leads to the fact that a man's sex life comes to naught. “One of the main mistakes, especially for the residents of the metropolis, is that men during the day do not allocate time for a full meal, return home and consume a large amount of food. In this case, food is a kind of castrating factor, since the instinct for self-preservation will always prevail over the instinct for reproduction. A hearty dinner, in fact, promotes immobilization of a man, he is too lazy to start sexual games, he gets sleepy”, - Yevgeny Kulgavchuk noted.
It is important to take care of your health and try not to lower testosterone levels: “Testosterone is a hormone that is important not only for the formation of sexual desire. It is a hormone of power, energy, competitiveness, liveliness. This is a kind of internal energetic. I would advise men, firstly, a balanced diet that allows you not to gain excess weight. Secondly, a sufficient amount of protein, including animal. It is important to fall in love with greens - parsley, celery, dill. Eat a small amount of nuts on a regular basis, primarily walnuts and pine nuts. Use quail eggs, including raw ones”, - advised Yevgeny Kulgavchuk.