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Could sugary drinks be making me a bad lover?

Could sugary drinks be making me a bad lover?

Believe it or not, the answer is a resounding YES! Eating too much sugar makes you
gain weight. Gaining weight can lead directly to 2 major problems: low testosterone levels, which will kill your sex drive, and type 2 diabetes, which can kill your ability to get or maintain an erection.

This country’s love of sugar is fueling the twin epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Incredibly, more people die each year from diabetes than are killed in any war the United States is fighting right now. You don’t see it covered on the evening news so people don’t realize what’s going on. But it’s true: while our brave soldiers are fighting the enemy over there…back home we’re fighting—and losing–our own war on sugar.

Sugar is an insidious problem because it’s added to practically all processed foods. But you don’t have to be a genius to figure out the solution: stop eating so much processed food, especially regular (non-diet) soft drinks. And stop eating so many simple carbs—things like pastry, pasta, cakes, cookies, and white bread. Simple carbs get broken down into sugar in your blood, so they’re just as bad for you.

I’m not saying that you’re going to turn in to Don Juan just by eating a more healthy diet—being a good lover may start with desire and a good erection, but there’s a lot more to it than that. What I am saying is that there is no way you’ll ever be a good lover without an erection and a desire to use it. And cutting out the sugar and the carbs is one of the best things you can do to keep those two vital abilities intact.

If you drink a lot of soda, start by switching to diet soda. But then try to switch to just plain water. Stop eating junk all the time—there’s nothing wrong with a little cake or pastry as a treat once in a while. But as a steady diet, you’re slowly killing yourself and your sex life.

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