If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re going to watch the Super Bowl. And there’s also a good chance you’re going to gorge your body with alcohol, nachos, guacamole, wings, cocktail weenies, and every other finger-sized food you can think of. You’re a man, and this is what men do on Super Bowl Sunday, right? Well, not so fast.
At the Daily Beast, they’re reporting that all of this junk can actually lower a guy’s testosterone level:
Lab studies have shown that when you ingest sugar, the level of testosterone in the bloodstream instantly drops. The authors of one study found that a drink of glucose solution decreased blood levels of testosterone by as much as 25 percent. If you routinely eat sweets, or carbs such as bread, pasta, baked goods—which your body turns into a form of sugar—you are continuously hammering your ability to produce testosterone.
Alcohol also plays a role. Studies show that many men in their 20s get as much as one quarter of their daily caloric intake from alcoholic beverages. The ethanol causes the same spike in blood glucose and insulin resistance as any empty calories. A typical male living on beer and pizza probably doesn’t resemble the lean actors and models in the commercials, who likely never touch the stuff.
Check out the rest of the rest of the story here. Then go and ignore everything you just read on Sunday.