When it comes to performance, it’s been said that the penis has a mind of its own. But, did you know that certain food can kill your erection either directly or indirectly messing with hormone levels? The penis is dependent on testosterone to function properly, and anything that lowers the T can lower the D. Check out the list of erection killing foods you need to avoid…
Soy products such as tofu and tempeh contain essential amino acids that our bodies are incapable of producing. Also, soy also has no cholesterol, is low in saturated fats and is a good source of nutrients such a calcium and Vitamin C.
However, all things in moderation, right? A study published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention found that two scoops of pure soy protein powder a day decreased men’s testosterone levels by 19 percent after four weeks.
2. White Bread and Refined Grain
White bread and other refined grains lack a range of valuable nutrients. As a result, loading your plate with processed starches can lead to can lead to weight gain, and increased body flab has been shown to raise a man’s estrogen levels and lower testosterone.
Excessive alcohol consumption can wreak havoc on your erection. According to a Journal of Sexual Medicine study, they found out that men who consumed alcohol are more prone to sexual dysfunction such as erectile dysfunction, reduce libido, a lower testosterone level and difficulty reaching an orgasm or rapid ejaculation.
Smaller doses (one to two drinks) appear to have little or no immediate effect on testosterone. So again, moderation is key.
4. Red Meat
Clinical studies have shown that consuming a lot of animal protein clogs up the arteries which cause heart disease, high cholesterol and erectile dysfunction. If you want to improve the quality of your erection, start eating less fruits, green leafy vegetables and whole grains.
5. Canned Food
Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a chemical found in the linings of canned foods, water bottles, food packagings, receipts, and plastic containers. This chemical can inhibit sex hormones in the body. Moreover, canned foods such as soup are notoriously high in dietary sodium (i.e. a can of Spaghetti-O’s has 1780 mg—as much as 10 bags of Doritos!), which can lead to elevated blood pressure and diminished blood flow to the genitals.
Pizza and cheese are leading contributors of saturated fat in American diets. In fact, according to a Harvard study, it’s the second-highest contributor to saturated fat intake in America. If you want to completely kill your erection, order a Meat Lover’s Pizza and don’t be surprised if that’s the only loving you get tonight.
7. Fried Food
Deep-fried food or anything that is fried in oil is bad for your erection. Moreover, fried foods can lead to obesity, heart disease, prostate cancer, prostate problem, and a list of other health issues.
8. Flavored Soda
According to a study published in the Central European Journal of Urology, researchers found that high fructose corn syrup increased the risk of erectile dysfunction, because it raises cholesterol levels which can damage the arteries in the penis. Moreover, there are other compounds found inside these sodas which can also do long-term damage to your nervous system.