Sex hormones, healthy blood sugar, and insulin balance are more intimately linked than you might think.
Spikes in blood sugar and insulin, which can then lead to insulin resistance over time … eating too much sugar and refined carbohydrates such as flour, can lead to:
- Acne, even in adults.
- Irregular menstrual cycles in women.
- Hair loss and balding, coupled with excess body hair growth in both men and women.
- “Man boobs” or gynecomastia
- And YES, erectile problems in men
How does sugar cause low sex drive and erectile problems?
Well, there are 5 main ways :
- Sugar Lowers Testosterone
Testosterone controls your sex drive and ability to get erections. As testosterone drops, you typically will become more estrogen dominant and thus, more “female” and well, that’ll kill your drive even more.
- Sugar Lowers GH
Growth hormone has many health benefits, including higher libido. High blood sugar and insulin resistance lower GH, which also lowers testosterone and thus, the same problem again.
- Sugar Lowers Leptin
Leptin is a hormone that tells your brain to stop eating and that you’re full. Unfortunately, eating a lot of sugar, processed foods, flour, and so forth, decreases leptin and also causes leptin resistance. So, you end up eating more and more food over time. However, Leptin also contributes to sexual behavior and desire.
- Sugar Decreases Orexin
Orexin is a neurotransmitter that regulates eating behavior, wakefulness, and yes, arousal. On a side note, too much sugar also causes dopamine resistance, another neurotransmitter that controls sex drive.
- Sugar Increases Cortisol
Cortisol is your stress hormone. Carbohydrates actually help lower cortisol levels. However, too many carbs, high blood sugar, and insulin resistance eventually increase cortisol. And as cortisol goes up, testosterone comes down and yup, there goes your libido and ability to get erections.
Genetics and aging of course play a part in all of this. However, you MUST improve your diet and lifestyle, so you can have healthy blood sugar levels and optimal insulin resistance, which will help improve your hormones and improve your ability to get erections.
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