This is the outcome of a new study done on 4,151 participants which has been published in The Journal of Urology.
First off, what are pro-inflammatory foods?
These are foods that contain large amounts of saturated and trans fatty acids, cholesterol, added sugar, salt, etc.
Which means that the big pro-inflammatory foods are meat, dairy and processed foods.
And what are the anti-inflammatory foods?
These are fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, fungi, berries, etc.
So what exactly did the research study find?
That men on the most pro-inflammatory diet, had about 30% higher odds of testosterone deficiency than men on the most anti-inflammatory diet.
And not only that:
Men who were both obese and had a very pro-inflammatory diet, had 60% more severe testosterone deficiency than obese men on an anti-inflammatory diet.
I want to say: ‘shocking!’ But it’s not really a surprise to be frank. Because you are what you eat. And if you eat bad foods, bad ‘things’ are likely to happen.
Btw, why is testosterone so important?
Testosterone is an incredibly important hormone and it serves hundreds of different functions in your body. But above all, it impacts your sex-life.
Because testosterone is the primary male sex hormone, and is therefore responsible for everything sexual that happens inside you.
If on the other hand, your testosterone is high, you are likely to have a strong sex drive and function well sexually (all else equal).
What is my takeaway from this study?
That my diet is incredibly important. I am already vegan, but this is yet another data point for continuing consuming health foods and drinks and only give my body what it really wants. 👍
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