Now while there is nothing wrong with snacking up on your favorite salty foods from time to time, overindulging in the same can easily lead to problems the next time you and your lover get frisky between the sheets.
And if you still find this quite hard to believe, here are a few of the negative effects to your sex life that you can experience if you frequently load up on too much salty foods.
Your blood pressure spikes up.
Although salt does have benefits to our well-being, having excessive levels of it in the body forces the blood pressure to rise up unexpectedly, leading to a health condition called hypertension.
What’s really scary about hypertension is it causes a number of potentially serious illnesses if neglected. Apart from stroke and heart disease, you’re also at risk of developing renal problems sooner or later without even having an inkling that you’re already suffering from them.
And just to make things even worse, having high blood pressure can also delay the body’s ability to have a stable erection going.
The hormones get confused.
Ideally, the hormones that get produced and released during sexual arousal cause the changes needed to prepare you for lovemaking as soon as they are given off. However, having excessive amounts of salt in the body impairs its ability to do the same when things get hot in the bedroom.
Besides making it hard for the system to achieve an erection and maintain it long enough to make sex possible, the hormones won’t also make the male erogenous zones extra sensitive like they are supposed to during sexual arousal.
This just means that you won’t find lovemaking as pleasurable as usual. And that means the same thing for your partner as well.
You won’t feel as relaxed as possible.
Having high blood pressure makes you feel quite anxious, even to the point of having a panic attack. And if you’ve been following my posts on this blog closely, anxiety won’t just make it tough for you to get an erection, but also make you ejaculate sooner than you’d like to.
I’d like to make this very clear though. There is nothing wrong with enjoying salty stuff like bacon, potato chips and similar edibles, but it is also important to keep in mind that making them a mainstay in your diet can lead to issues that can weaken your performance in bed.