5 libido killers

Foods that kill the mood—and the desire—for sex.
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High sodium intake is a major contributor to high blood pressure, which, according to a recent study from Tulane University, causes erectile dysfunction that can't be treated with ED drugs.

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A Harvard study found that a diet high in soy can lead to erectile dysfunction. That's because the bean's estrogenic properties decrease testosterone levels.

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Canned Food

Inside almost every can is a lining that contains BPA. Men exposed to high levels of this are four times more likely to report erectile dysfunction and seven times more likely to report problems with ejaculation.

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Trans Fats

These are among the worst macronutrients for cardiovascular health­—and successful erections are dependent on an efficiently functioning heart.

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Studies show that testosterone levels can decrease by as much as 25 percent after a blood-sugar spike. When testosterone drops, so does something else.

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