The study also found the opposite was true as well.
Men who participated in the study who declined the hot sauce, or used very little, had measureably lower testosterone levels than the men who preferred the hot sauce.
Lower testosterone has been linked to weight gain, depression, and lower drive.
Men with lower testosterone display far fewer of the alpha male traits.
They are more likely to see an obstacle as a major setback and are more likely to decide to give up on a project.
So pay attention to how much hot sauce you use the next time you reach for the bottle.
It might tell you more than you like heat for your food.