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Fast food and impotence: there may be a scary connection

Published on 04 November 2017|
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Although munching your favorite fast food might be heaven for your taste buds, it might be zapping your experience in the bedroom.

Have you ever been in a car where the driver hits the brakes frequently? It can be torturous and nauseating. Well, it seems studies are showing too much fast food can affect your sex drive.

It’s has been revealed that munching on too much junk food can mess with your hormones and have catastrophic consequences below the waist.

So if you find yourself saying, “I don’t feel up to it tonight” more than usual, it may be because of that cheeseburger or chocolate cake you ate way too much of in the evening.

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Science Behind Libido and Junk Food

Libido, a fancy word for sex drive, controls sexual desire in men and women. It’s determined by a variety of sociological, psychological and hormonal factors. Also, the sexual hormone testosterone in men and estrogen in women drive much of human libido. Low levels of testosterone or estrogen mean your sex drive isn’t revving up that well.

Unfortunately, the fat used in fast food restaurants is the worst possible type of fat for testosterone production.

Studies show that junk foods contain a higher level of hormone-disrupting chemicals, called phthalates which cause hormone disruption and lower sperm count.

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Obesity And Erectile Dysfunction

Obesity not only develops the risk of heart diseases but can also lead to erectile dysfunction. Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a condition which affects the lining of blood vessels, and that includes those in genitals.

And, we all know the connection between obesity and fast food!

Now, the good news for fast food lovers!

All you have to do is minimise your intake of junk food to sizzle your sex life.

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The occasional food splurge won’t destroy your mojo overnight. But frequently tucking into those buckets of finger-licking goodness will poison your sex life.

It’s not that you have to cut down fast foods entirely. Just eat them sparingly and base your diet on foods that are good for sex and your body as a whole.

Did you know the connection between fast food and one’s sex drive? Let us know in the comments below.

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