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11 Surprisingly High In Sugar Foods That Lower Testosterone

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Discover 11 Foods That Lower Testosterone Due To Their Surprisingly High Sugar Content

Removing These From Your Diet Will Help You To Boost Testosterone Production

The fact is that any food that is very high in sugar will at least partially compromise testosterone production.

Why High Amounts Of Sugar Lower Testosterone

Powdered sugar on a table

The issue with foods high in sugar and your testosterone production, is actually two-fold.

Studies have shown that consuming just 75 grams of sugar can lower testosterone by as much as 25% for up to two hours.

This is bad news for those of you who have the average “western diet”, as it’s very high in sugar.

To give you some perspective a standard can of coke contains 30g of sugar.

If you’re having just one can with your lunch or dinner/ chance is you’re easily exceeding that 75 grams.

In many cases, people’s diets are so high in sugar, that they are in a state of regular suppressed testosterone production.

The second issue is insulin resistance & inflammation, sugar is highly inflammatory & leads to weight gain.

In the long term, this lowers testosterone production & can lead to excess body fat.

Excess body fat is probably the largest threat to your testosterone production, as it leads to the conversion of testosterone to estrogen.

Surprisingly High In Sugar Foods

Ready-Made Soups

soup

A number of ready-made soups are incredibly high in sugar! Making your can be a little time-consuming but is extremely easy, You can even make it quick by cheating a little and blending veg and heating later.

If you have to buy ready-made soup, check the labels and seek out one lower in sugar.

Cereals & Cereal Bars

cereal

Often advertised as the “healthy way to start your day”. The reality is most cereals are very high in sugar.

I challenge you to look at the sugar content on any box of cereal even the “healthy” ones and you’ll be shocked by just how much sugar they contain.

Fizzy Drinks

Fizzy pop drink

Something we don’t always consider for sugar intake is what we drink. Soda/ fizzy drinks are very high in sugar.

We all know in reality that they are high in sugar but it’s something we don’t actually consider at the time.

As I mentioned above a standard can of coke contains 30g of sugar!

Table Sauces/ Condiments

Ketchup

BBQ, sweet chili and tomato sauce are particularly big culprits when it comes to being very high in sugar.

Most of us will add them to our meal without a second thought.

I suggest checking the nutrition content and opt for condiments that are lower in sugar.

Again it’s actually quite easy to make your own in order to have complete control over the ingredients.

Packet Sauces

Packet sauce

If you cook with jar or packet sauces, they’re often filled with sugar to improve the “flavour”.

Again making your own sauces can be pretty easy, where possible I suggest that is the option you go for.

Granola & Granola Bars

granola bar

Often viewed as a “healthier” alternative to your standard cereal, Granola is breakfast, snack and dessert choice for many trying to be health-conscious.

The problem is that in order to make it more palatable, a lot of sugar is added, most granola actually have a higher ratio of sugar than coke.

Fast Food

pizza

The main thing in fast food that tends to get “demonized” is the fats.

What you may not realize, is that a number of fast foods are very high in sugar.

Pizza tends to be the main culprit; but your average fast food meal is usually extremely high in sugar.

Flavoured Coffees

Flavored Coffee

Flavoured coffees have been growing in popularity in recent years and continue to do so;.

The amount of sugars that goes in to these coffees is absolutely astounding!

In some coffee shops a large coffee can contain up to 25 teaspoons of sugar.

The equivalent of 100 grams of added sugar per serving and over three times the sugar in your average can of coke!

Low Fat Foods & Meals

As we’ve mentioned low fat foods usually have added sugar to “enhance the flavour”, this is the case even for “healthy foods”.

As an example a typical single cup of low-fat yogurt can contain up to 47 grams of sugar, that is the equivalent of twelve teaspoons.

It also has far fewer nutrients than the full fat versions and this is usually the case with most low fat versions of foods.

Sports Drinks

sports drink

Sports drinks can often be mistaken as a healthy choice for those who exercise.

Sports drinks have actually been designed to hydrate and fuel trained athletes during periods of prolonged and intense periods of exercise.

Due to this they contain high amounts of added sugars, so they can be swiftly absorbed for energy.

Your average bottle contains approximately 32g, so slightly more than your average can of coke.

Protein Bars

Chocolate Bars

Protein bars are a popular snack and are becoming even more popular.

Lots of people are keen to get more protein in their diet and this has led to a belief that these bars are a healthy snack.

Now that’s not say that all protein bars are an issue.

Some however have as much as 30g of added sugar, putting it on a level playing field with many chocolate bars.

So if you do want a protein bar for the extra protein, make sure you check the sugar content.

Final Thoughts

I hope you have found this article on surprisingly high in sugar foods that lower testosterone useful.

I’d like to think you now have an understanding of why foods high in sugar are foods that lower testosterone.

If you want an idea of other foods that lower testosterone you need to avoid, I suggest you check out this article below.

Foods That Lower Testosterone – The Big List Article 

If you have any surprisingly high in sugar foods that you think I’ve missed or have any questions, just drop me a comment & I’ll get back to you.

Please feel free to share this article with anyone you think may find it interesting.

You can also check out my social media sites for more tips, on the foods that lower testosterone production, so you know what else to avoid.

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11 thoughts on “11 Surprisingly High In Sugar Foods That Lower Testosterone”

  1. Matthew says:

    Very informative post. I am a chocolate lover, dark chocolate mainly, didn’t realize it would lower my testosterone. Isn’t testosterone related to sex drive ? I better stop eating too much chocolate then.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Matthew,

      I’m glad you found the article useful, dark chocolate isn’t as usually as bad as milk or white chocolate for sugar content. Yes testosterone is linked to your sex drive and effects multiple other areas of your health. Check out this article on Testosterone and health to get a feel for how low T effects your wider health as well.

  2. Brian Keller says:

    Wow….what an article. Although I enjoyed reading it now I am really worried as about everything you mentioned I had the wrong idea about. Especially now that I am getting older-still in good shape. But it makes me wonder, I will have to pay much more attention to my diet. I love the diet bars and chocolate. But I guess sugar is used much more in many foods that I did not think about.

    Thanks for your article, well written and informative. You have given me reason to stop and think about making some changes.

    Brian

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Brian,

      I’m glad you found the article useful!

      Yeah unfortunately a lot of the foods that promote themselves as being low in fat are extremely high in sugar. I’m not saying that you need to get rid of all high sugar foods but I do advise sing this list to actively reduce your sugar intake. High amounts of sugar in your diet leads to lowered testosterone production; but that is just the tip of the health ice berg, it can lead to far more health issues and complications! If you want an idea of foods to include in your diet, check out this Foods That Boost Testosterone Production – The Big List Article

  3. Michael says:

    Wow, this is an opener, I didn’t realise these types of foods could lower your testosterone at all – and I didn’t realise that the insulin release would suppress it. Fizzy drinks and the Granola bars will need to be cut! Many thanks for your helpful information – I really found this useful so thanks

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Michael,

      yeah insulin spikes are one of the major causes of reduced testosterone production, with the high amounts of sugar in most peoples diets; being one of the key reasons testosterone levels are declining decade upon decade. So yeah granola bars and fizzy drinks will be good things to cut out, if you want an idea of foods to include in your diet that will increase testosterone production, check out this Foods That Boost Testosterone Production – The Big List Article

  4. aaron says:

    Hi Michael

    Thank you for the tips. Wow, I had no idea that ‘so-called’ healthy cereals were so high in sugar.

    1. admin says:

      Hey Aaaron,

      It’s Nate but no worries! 😉

      Yeah pretty much all cereals are high in sugar, it’s another way high amounts of sugar sneak their way in to your diet, high amounts of sugar negatively impact your testosterone production and many other areas of your health!

  5. April says:

    This article has given me a lot of information. I have a family member in his 50s who is worried about his testosterone levels. He does drink coke. So I’m going to tell him about your article. As I read on, I didn’t realize that low-fat yogurts and granola also are high in sugar. These are foods that I like to eat. I’m going to have to rethink my eating habits and start checking labels. I’m glad I read this.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi April,

      I’m glad you found this article useful! Yeah definitely get your relative to drop/ reduce their coke intake. Yeah sadly foods that are low fat tend to have added to sugar to make them taste better, you are better off opting for the full fat version of these foods. For both testosterone production and your wider health.

  6. Brooks Cobbs says:

    Truly informative article. This has some useful facts I really should take to heart.

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