Oct 21, 2016 – Health Talk: 3 Libido Killer Foods That Reduce Sex Drive Naturally
I have had to answer lots of questions during my counselling sessions about the role of food if any in sexual matters. The answer to this is definitely yes. Food has a great role to play not only in your sex life but as per your health generally. Take as an example a fat man. His general health is at risk. The same goes for his sexual health. The chances are high that his performance in bed will almost be zero. Forget the fact that you see them always surrounded with women.
It is all window dressing and shakara. As Fela of blessed memory would say, ‘Na shakara oloje. Dem no fit do’. So seriously speaking, the type of food you eat can kill your sex life. And at the same time increase and enhance it. Let us look briefly at those that can kill your sex life. Top on the list is Beans. Yes I know beans is good for you. It is one of the best sources of plant protein. Beans is specially recommended for those who are diabetic or those whose bodies need a high protein diet. Fine. I am not saying don’t eat it at all. Just avoid it on some special occasions.
One of those is when you are going out for that all important date or job interview. Another is when it is likely you will soon jump into bed with your loved one. By now you should have guessed why. Ok let me tell you before you go astray. It is a three letter word. GAS. Yes Gas. Beans because of its composition releases a lot of gas during and after its digestion in the stomach. Especially for those of us who have digestive system problems. And the thing can smell. The foul smell of beans gas is distinctive and special. Even the children can easily identify it. They call it iso ewa (beans gas).
You can imagine the situation if during the heat of the moment, you or your partner suddenly release this bomb. Of course, that is the end of the story. To start another one will take time. And might not happen in the foreseeable future. The second one I need to mention briefly is boiled eggs. The gaseous end product of that one too na war. In fact, there is no better way to kill the sex mood than to release this gas before, or during the show.
The third one is groundnuts. Boiled or roasted, it doesn’t make a difference. All these might sound funny and unbelievable, but they are true. I once came across a woman at a party who was complaining bitterly that what killed her sex life was Gas. Unfortunately for her, the husband was not really ready to change. So sex for her instead of being an action of mutual enjoyment became a duty, a chore, a cross for her.
I hope her husband and all others out there will get to read this piece. Now enough about gas. After all, we are not in the gas and oil industry. By the way this woman is convinced that one day, the husband’s gas will cause a fire outbreak in their flat. God forbid bad thing. The fourth one is fried, oily and greasy food. All such food contain trans-fat.
This is not an immediate killer. It does its work gradually and silently. The trans-fat found in all these greasy, oily and fried foods dramatically decrease the male and female libido over time. The adverse effects of consuming these trans fatty acids also includes an increase in the amount of abnormal sperm production for men and interferes with pregnancy in women. This means that if you are trying to get pregnant, please avoid them like the plague or Ebola.
[By Dr Taiwo Fadeyi, Daily Telegraph]