"Men with blood sugar imbalances have trouble getting or maintaining erections," says Mark Hyman, MD. So, if you want to know just how bad sugar is, research has even shown that sugar is a major cause of erectile dysfunction, mostly in diabetic men.
Riggins suggests you stick to "a well-balanced diet throughout the day with vegetables, protein, and good fats, which will maintain a consistent level of energy for our body. Avoid high-sugar, hard-to-digest foods like candy [and] dried fruits."
It seriously hinders your libido
Leptin is the hormone that tells your body when to stop eating and ALSO helps to monitor sexual behavior. Sugar creates leptin resistance in the body; which in turn leads to a decrease in sex drive.
"High amounts of sugar will create a spike and then result in feeling tired," Riggins says. "Your sex drive is negatively impacted if you are feeling tired and fatigued. Sugar can also affect the levels of testosterone in men. Decreased testosterone levels will directly impact your libido."