Foods that appear sexy such as wine, steak, and chocolate can lead to a not-so-sexy experience in the bedroom.
Researchers are finding that foods heavy in saturated fats can negatively affect sexual performance.
“If the body is spending its time and energy cleaning itself constantly from these chemicals we put in it, it cannot begin to perform at its peak sexually,” said Dr. Brian Clement, co-director of the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach.
Dr. Clement and his wife have outlined the do’s and don’ts of romantic foods in their book “7 Keys to Lifelong Sexual Vitality.”
“One third of young marrieds have fertility problems today and instead of seeing men with performance problems at age 70 the way we did a few decades ago, we now see it at age 40,” Dr. Clement explained. “Fifty percent of 40-year-old men cannot perform.”
His wife, Anna Maria Clement, PhD said that most of their patients at the institute ask about their sexual health.
So what foods should you avoid?
–Bacon, sausage, and other fatty meats-The high levels of cholesterol and saturated fats can cause build up in the penal and vaginal glands making it difficult to get aroused or reach an orgasm.
–Dairy-The same saturated fats found in fatty meats can be found in cheese leading to the issues above.