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Since dudes are aiming to eat healthier these days by including more chicken and fish in their diet and trying their best to stay away from red meat, their testosterone is taking a hit, therefore reducing their sex drive. And that’s because red meat found in such foods like burgers carry high levels of zinc, which is a key mineral for making testosterone. Here’s what Dr. Emma Derbyshire, a public health nutritionist with the consultancy Nutrition Insight, had to say:
“For men, zinc is a vital nutrient to help maintain normal levels of testosterone in the system. Without it, both sex drive and fertility could be seriously impacted, with a host of other negative repercussions occurring as well.”
And guess what else low levels of zinc can lead to? A loss of appetite, mental lethargy, reduced sense of taste and smell and even a weak immune system. But that doesn’t matter since a weakened sex drive is the most concerning thing, right? Right.
Here’s what else Dr. Derbyshire had to say:
“While a lack of zinc can cause some serious problems, the solution is very simple. Red meat such as pork and lamb are some of the best sources of zinc. Boosting your daily consumption of these meats will allow you to hit your recommended daily zinc intake.”
So head to your nearest burger joint and order the fattest and juiciest burger you can get and then hope you don’t get a heart attack. Hey, all in the name of sex.
h/t Daily Star