You won’t find manly men eating licorice. Period.
It has nothing to do with the taste. In fact licorice is a very popular candy and flavor additive used around the world in many products.
Even before it was used in candy and breath fresheners, licorice was used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
This is because licorice has some some very specific physiological properties.
Licorice Kills Male Virility
The problem with licorice, even small amounts of licorice is that it has been shown to drastically reduce testosterone levels up to 50% for as long as 4 days in men.
For men wanting to improve their virility and maintain high T levels, licorice is certainly off the menu.
According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, seven men aged between 22 and 24 years old were given 7g’s of commercially prepared licorice in the form of tablets for one week.
It is worth noting that 7g’s of licorice is a very small amount amount to eat.
Within the first few days of consuming licorice, the testosterone levels of these men had dropped between 35%-45%.
It was only four days after the study did their serum testosterone levels recover to their normal levels. That is 4 days later!
This small study confirmed many other additional studies which have found similar results.
For most men, this means licorice is on the banned list of foods.
The question all men should be asking themselves, is:
“Do you know what other foods are on that list?”