10 worst foods that are crushing your energy and killing your sex drive
As we already established in previous articles your body functions like an engine and just like you wouldn’t tank your car with low quality fuel if you want it to run smoothly and efficiently, you shouldn’t be eating foods that will sabotage your „engine“ and crush your energy and testosterone levels.
Today we will go through 10 foods that will act as bad fuel and in the process lower your testosterone as well as your energy.
Some are widely recognised as being „junk „while others are actually used by most people while being perceived as healthy when they are actually just the opposite.
Wherever you turn around people are drinking some kind of soda, there are everywhere, from the ever popular Coca Cola to all kind of different no-name brands.
Regardless of the popularity and clever marketing all of this are basically the same thing and will diminish your energy and testosterone.
The primary reason these drinks are so unhealthy is due to their large content of sugar. Sugar will give you quick burst of energy but it will raise your insulin levels and after the passing rush of energy it will inevitably fall and leave you feeling tired and lethargic. And all that unnecessary sugar and calories your body will turn into fat, which will increase your testosterone levels and clog your arteries. Just one can of Coca-Cola has a whopping 40 grams of sugar. This is approximately 8 times more than the average individual puts into coffee to sweeten its taste.
Another ingredient present in a lot of sodas, especially energy drinks like Red Bull is caffeine. While having a cup of two of coffee throughout the day can be healthy and give you a little extra boost, relying on caffeine to give you energy instead of healthy diet can be very damaging long term.
As more people have become aware of the dangers sugar can bring, the industry has come out with so called diet sodas which have no sugar, very little calories and are sweetened with all sorts of artificial sweetener. Staying fit and trim is usually good for your sex drive, but eating and drinking products with artificial sweeteners can be a total buzz kill. Such sweeteners, especially aspartame, directly affect your serotonin levels, a vital hormone in getting to your “happy place.” Also, many of them, like aspartame have been proven to have carcinogenic effect. So think wisely the next time you reach for a soda!
FAST, JUNK FOOD
While there are all sorts of different foods that fall under this category, there is a few that top the list to avoid: burgers, hot dogs and french fries.
Most of the time than not these foods is composed of low grade meat, highly processed, with high content of all kinds of chemicals of which many are carcinogenic, and the animals from which the meat comes from are given antibiotics and growth hormone. All of these will disrupt your natural hormonal levels and severely endanger your health. Stay away from these, your testosterone levels will benefit, and so will your sex life!
Besides being made from highly processed meat, they are fried on hydrogenic, trans fats that clog your arteries, kill your circulation and consequently blood flow to all body organs, will crush your energy and your erections!
The buns on which the burgers and hot dogs are served are also made out of white flower, have no fiber or vitamins and will just give you plenty of empty calories which will turn into fat.
This one the industry is actually trying to market and sell as healthy when in reality it is quite the opposite especially when it comes to keeping your testosterone optimal as a male.
The deal is that soy is very rich in so called phytoestrogens, which are a compound that is in your body recognized as estrogen. More estrogen, less testosterone, remember?!
Don’t worry about developing “man boobs” if you have small amounts of soy in your diet, but excess amounts of the legume-derived products (soy milk, tofu and sauce) can drastically reduce the levels of testosterone in the blood and decrease your love drive according to many studies.
And if you’re working on becoming a dad, make sure you cut down or delete it entirely from your diet; a 2008 study in the journal Human Reproduction found that soy can lower a man’s sperm count.
BREADS, CEREAL, PASTRY, REFINED GRAINS
Any refined carbohydrates, such as those croissants, bagels and cereal that many people have for breakfast can wreak havoc on a man’s intimate time. Excess refined carbohydrates (Bleached white flour) can zap testosterone levels. Sugars from refined carbs will not only make a man gain weight but can raise the level of estrogen and deplete his testosterone levels.
Alcohol in moderation never hurt anyone’s lust, but overindulging can bring things down by the end of the night. Alcohol can take a toll on your sexual prowess causing erectile difficulties, trouble achieving orgasm and premature ejaculation. Forget “liquid courage.”
Alcohol may make sex less nerve-wracking, if that is an issue, but it can seriously damage your ability to perform. Alcoholic beverages do a double whammy on your sex life by lowering your testosterone and your sexual functioning. Read: CAUSES FOR LOW TESTOSTERONE AND HOW TO AVOID IT
Foods that contain added hormones or antibiotics, such as some red meats, are a huge sex offender by unbalancing a man’s natural hormones when consumed in excess. Overall, red meat has its pluses when consumed lean and in moderation. It’s a great source of protein and zinc, which is key to muscle-building and zapping fat. Opt for leaner cuts with round or loin in the name of more fatty meat.
Dinner and a movie may be romantic, but that tub of microwaved popcorn could totally kill the mood, especially for men. Chemicals like perfluorooctanoic acid found in the bag’s lining can kill your sex drive and over the long term even cause prostate problems.
MILK AND MILK BYPRODUCTS
Milk is one of the biggest marketing scams that food industry has successfully sold to the public. The milk and milk byproducts like cheese and yogurt that you are buying in the supermarkets is not the same our ancestors used to drink and eat.
First, the cows that give the milk do not
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graze on pastures like they used, but are frequently given corn to make them gain more weight quickly. This is unnatural food for stock so they often get sick in the process. To prevent this they are given antibiotics and to further increase their growth and production of milk they are also given growth hormone.
So when you drink milk or eat products from milk you are putting a ton of antibiotics, growth hormone and bad fats. Normally the fat from milk is not that bad, but high corn diet changes this dramatically.
Also, commercial milk is pasteurized and homogenized and all living enzymes are destroyed during this process making it even more difficult to digest, which result in less energy for your body. All of this fact could potentially mess with your body natural production of hormones, including estrogen and testosterone.
If you are going to drink milk and eat cheese and yogurt look for raw, organic sources that come from pasture raised cattle and avoid commercial processed and sugar sweetened products.
PROCESSED VEGETABLE OILS
Vegetable oils are in essence much more unstable then animal, saturated fats. This is an important fact you need to know because most of the fats that general public uses in their everyday diet are vegetable fats: sunflower, rapeseed, canola, soy, olive oil etc.
Because these oils are unstable when exposed to heat and they easily go rancid the food industry came up with a process called hydrogenation. In simple words this is a process which adds another molecule of hydrogen to the oil to make it more stable.
While this helps the supermarkets to keep these oils at the shelves longer it changes the natural state of the oil and turns it into trans-fat and these fats are one of the leading causes of all cardiovascular diseases.
Translation, they will ruin your arteries and your circulation and your testosterone and energy will crumble under these conditions. Keep following are blog to learn which fats to buy and use, and which ones can actually raise your testosterone levels and help with your energy, erection etc.
Chocolate, cookies, bonbons, gums etc. taste good to most people, but are one of the rare foods that absolutely have no upsides. They are empty calories that raise your insulin levels making you fat in the process, increase estrogen and are loaded with hydrogenated fats that clog your arteries.
Want to quickly sabotage your body and your engine, have low energy, weak erections and feel tired and lethargic? Just eat some candies every day. You are not a little boy, but a man so start eating like one!
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