Ever wondered that your sweet tooth might land your sex life in trouble? Eating sugar in excess lowers testosterone level and libido. Here's more on how sugar can kill your sex drive and affect your sex life.
Lowers testosterone: Yes, excess sugar causes insulin resistance which lowers the level of testosterone, which helps in improving sex drive and getting erections. A study published in Clinical Endocrinology  revealed that glucose (sugar) causes a significant reduction in testosterone (T) level.
Causes leptin resistance: Leptin is a hormone that signals food intake, which monitors sexual behaviour. Hence, if you have excess sugar it can lead to leptin resistance which affects your sexual health by lowering testosterone levels in the body. The study was published in the journal Clinical Endocrinology .
Affects the production of growth hormone: Growth hormone, which is secreted by the pituitary gland helps in maintaining optimal libido. But excess sugar not only leads to obesity it also causes insulin resistance and affects sexual function, reducing libido .
Makes you tired: Yes, having a high-sugar meal not only alters your blood glucose but also leads to hunger and fatigue. Moreover, excess sugar causes decreased levels of orexin, a neurotransmitter which regulates behaviour and arousal, thereby leading to fatigue and hampering your sex life .