A coffee date may sound like the perfect idea for a date on Valentine’s Day. And Starbucks is one of the coolest places for budding romance, where you and your partner can spend hours looking romantically into each other’s eyes. So far so good. But here’s one thing you should remember if you are heading to Starbucks. STAY AWAY from Valentine’s Day Cherry Mocha drink. ‘Why’, you may ask. Well, because it reduced your lower testosterone levels, killing your sex drive! The special drink that Starbucks has introduced just for a week reportedly comprises ingredients that can make you anxious which can lead to poor performance in bed. And this may ruin your plans for V-Day.
Like most Starbucks drinks, the Cherry Mocha Drink too is tasty. The beverage has 430 calories and is made of sugar, caffeine and dairy products. Though it is tasty, be it hot or cold, the sugar, dairy and caffeine can lower testosterone levels, contain added hormones or increase anxiety which studies have shown kill your sex drive, reports the Daily Mail. Starbucks had stated that the new Cherry Mocha starts with hot espresso poured over a slightly sweet mocha sauce and candied cherry syrup. ‘Steamed milk and whipped cream topped with sugar and cocoa Valentine’s sprinkles finish the beverage,’ read the description of the drink. However, nutrition experts believe that unless Starbucks is using organic products, the cream made from cow’s dairy will be loaded with added hormones.
“You get hormones you probably didn’t consider and this may throw off your estrogen and testosterone [sex hormones], which could affect libido in a negative way,” she said. “An estimated 65 percent of the adult population has reduced ability to digest lactose and nothing will lower libido faster than gas and diarrhea!’ said nutritionist Tammy Lakatos Shames in an interview to the Daily Mail. In addition to this, the 54 grams of sugar in a grande size of the drink can give you a massive sugar rush and then crash. Tammy explained that one can get that high and feel excited and suddenly the drop comes and you have low energy and you might not feel in the mood anymore. The drink also boasts of 15 grams of fat and 130 calories from fat, and this could possibly impede the blood flow – thus ruining the sex drive.
This holds true for both men and women. The nutritionist states that 400 plus calories are as many calories as some women should get in an entire meal. When one adds a meal to this, it will really make the person sluggish and lower libido. Though some studies suggests that coffee increases sex drive, it may do the exact opposite in case of people who are sensitive to caffeine. Tammy explains that when one is anxious, one can’t perform at their best. So this Valentine, you might want to get drunk on love, and nothing else!