Sugar. It’s hiding everywhere in our modern diet.
And too much of it is making you less of a man.
Sugar is sometimes called “empty calories” because they contribute to your caloric intake without providing any nutrients.
This isn’t necessarily breaking news.
And you’re probably aware that sugar isn’t great for health.
But when pressed on why it’s not great for us, we generally default to the obvious.
Uh, well… It makes you fat, I guess?
Sure. I mean, that is true.
But there’s another dark side to sugar that’s just as bad, if not worse than belly fat.
And that’s sugar’s effect on your sperm quality.
A study conducted last year showed that increasing sugar intake decreased sperm motility in just two weeks. [R]
The researchers are now planning on continuing the project to see if there’s a link to male infertility as well.
I don’t know about you, but I think it’s best to get ourselves in order before we find out.
Medical professionals recommend no more than 38g of added sugar per day.
For reference, that’s about 9 teaspoons. Or a single can of Coke.
If that shocks you, this might just be the most important email you’ll read in your life.
Obscene sugar levels have been so normalized that a day’s worth is now held in one can.
Getting yourself back to a normal amount may be an uphill battle, but it’s worth it.
Is there hope?
It turns out, black coffee is a delicacy for a reason. (Ditch the cream and sugar)
Swap out soda for sparkling water.
Natural, sugar free sweeteners like stevia and monk fruit taste so good you can barely taste a difference.
If you still get those sugar cravings (and you will), opt for some natural options instead.
Grapes, yogurt, and even dark chocolate (the darker, the better).
You don’t need to load yourself with junk to enjoy life.
Self-control is a mark of manhood for a reason.
And exercising your discipline muscle by choosing healthier, low sugar options will only make you feel more viral and powerful.