Recent research has shown that there are millions of men across the world suffer from low testosterone. One of the major causes of this catastrophe that has surprised many is the food we eat. Yes, you can kill your testosterone with the diet you love!
Well, since there are foods that boost testosterone, then it is quite apparent that there are those that do the opposite.
In case this hormone is killed in your body, it can come in handy with many disadvantages including;
- Low sex drive
- Reduced fertility
- Weight gain
- A highly increase refractory period (which is the time taken for you to gain the urge to have sex again)
These are some things you do not want to experience in life. Therefore, anything that kills this hormone should not be taken for granted.
Now, get one of the best hair clippers and shave your hair because you are about to uncover the foods you should avoid if keeping normal testosterone levels is your ultimate desire. Or do you want to have your hair stand on end? If so, the very fact that you have been eating these foods will doubtlessly scare you!
Alcohol is common among men. It is a drink you grab when you feel you need to relax your mind, or when you want to have a great time with your friends. However, if you value your manhood, then this is a drink you need to bid goodbye right now. Insane, right?
When you take alcohol, chemicals known as endorphins are released, and they are responsible for killing T-levels.
However, endorphins are not the only culprits when it comes to the loss of these hormones. Alcohol contains lots of calories. When you get used to it, they are around your waistline will expand, and the body will automatically lower testosterone levels. Are you holding a cup of beer as you read this article? Well, it is painful to do this…but please throw it into the trash can and walk home.
- Sugary foods
Foods without sugar are tasteless and boring. In a study, the University of Oxford randomly selected 75 men and gave each one of them 75g of sugar. The results were alarming! 25% of the men recorded a substantial drop in T-levels.
With a significant number of foods in the market having up to 35% of sugar in them, it is very possible for you to consume excessive sugar without your knowledge. Therefore, avoid all the doughnuts and other sugary foods in your pantry and save your manhood!
- Soy Products
Soy products are some of the foods that men are discouraged from consuming because it is believed that they are not only culpable of lowering testosterone levels, but they also contribute to low sperm count. Therefore, if you have not been able to sire your next generation no matter how hard you try, then these products might be the primary cause in case you consume them in plenty.
Although you will find conflicting information about soy products killing the production of testosterone, practice what the old saying says, it is better to be safe than sorry.
It is said that flaxseeds are some of the healthiest seeds you can sprinkle on your porridge. True! They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which your body needs badly. But, if you are a man and you have joined the bandwagon of ‘eating healthy,’ you need to be careful as far as flaxseeds are concerned. They contain lignin, a chemical that contributes to the decrease of testosterone. Cornflakes are equally healthy grains that you should stick to instead.
- Microwaveable popcorns
Popcorns are quintessential movie snacks that most people love. The sad fact is that by eating them, you could be putting your T-levels in danger.
Microwaveable popcorn products contain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), which have lots of omega-6 fats. This disrupts the omega-3 levels in the body, which in turn kills testosterone production.
Therefore, you need to forget about consuming these popcorns as your regular movie snack. If you cannot watch your favourite show without chewing, you can get some foods that are nutritious, tasty, and contribute to the production of this hormone such as beef jerkies.
If you still consider something close to popcorns, get some kernels and use your ordinary stove to pop them. Make sure you use healthy fats such as olive, coconut, avocado, or palm oil.
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