Foods That Increase Testosterone Naturally

This article will help you find foods that increase Testosterone naturally. This simple dietary change could help to increase Testosterone in your body. Many common meals can include ingredients that can help boost your testosterone levels. This article will explore some of those foods that are beneficial to your health.

Zinc Helps Testosterone

boost testosterone foods zincTry to find foods with high amounts of zinc. Zinc is an aromatase inhibitor which will lessen the amount of estrogen that converts to testosterone. This will cause an increase in the amount of testosterone that is retained. A recent university study into low testosterone had profound benefit to increased zinc. Here are some natural foods that have higher zinc levels. Keep in mind many of the food labels won’t necessarily say the food has zinc or how much.

 

 

 

Top foods for zinc:

  1. Oysters
  2. Beef & Lamb
  3. Spinach
  4. Pumpkin & Squash seeds
  5. Cashews
  6. Chocolate
  7. Pork & Chicken
  8. Beans
  9. Mushrooms

Yoke of the day…Eggs

eggs-testosteroneThey contain some of the best building blocks for testosterone. Egg yolks contain cholesterol needed to produce testosterone. When used in moderation the amount is minimal so it’s not going to clog up your arteries. Most people don’t understand that actually 85% to 95% of your cholesterol is created by your liver not from the foods you eat. Eggs yolks are foods that contain plenty of other important nutrients and vitamins.

 

Garlic for Fresh Breath

garlic-testosteroneNot really…but it is one of the the best foods to increase testosterone levels because it has a strong compound called allicin that helps to increase the levels of testosterone. The allicin component will break down easily so it’s best you eat real garlic. Those garlic supplements may not contain any active allicin at all.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allicin

 

 

How to Build up Testosterone with Healthy Fats… Really?

testosterone-healthy-fatsTo understand the importance of fats and testosterone it helps to know that testosterone is produced from cholesterol in the body.  We get cholesterol in the body by simply eating a diet that is rich in healthy fats.  If you are concerned with the levels of Testosterone in your body or are trying to raise your T levels then you definitely need to give your body the fuel to create Testosterone.  Not consuming fats would be the same idea as trying to drive your car without gas.  It just doesn’t work.  So with that being said it is important to eat a diet that contains healthy fats.  You should strive to eat a diet containing 20%-30% of your daily caloric intake based on  healthy fats.

The types of foods with healthy oils: 

  • Olives and olive oil
  • Raw nuts like almonds or pecans
  • Coconuts and coconut oil
  • Palm oil
  • Organic butter
  • Unheated natural oils
  • Avocados

Omega 3

salmon-testosteroneYou will also be consuming fats through your protein sources (dark meat chicken, beef and fish) but it does help to take a fish oil supplement to up your omega-3 intake.  Omega-3 foods are great for reducing inflammation and improving your fat profile in your blood.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omega-3_fatty_acid

 

 

Foods that Boost Testosterone and Lower Estrogen

An important point about foods doesn’t directly involve the production of testosterone, but rather the decrease of estrogen in your body.  The two are related and we would like to make the environment in your body as beneficial for testosterone as possible.  In order to do so, one simple change can be made and that is adjusting your diet.  Regardless of whether or not you are looking to make changes in the hormone levels in your body the following is just do sound advice.  I am pretty sure no one ever got sick from eating too many vegetables.  In fact, every weight loss type of program encourages you to be eating these forms of produce.   What are they?

 

Raw cruciferous vegetables examples:

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage

Cruciferous Vegetables Increase TestosteroneThese all contain Indole-3-carbinol produced from consumption and breakdown of cruciferous vegetables. Indole-3-carbinol can lessen estrogen levels in your body. You should find anything high in Indoles as that is what we want to consume.  Basically indoles help to reduce the poor forms of estrogen that reduce our testosterone levels.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indole-3-carbinol

 

 

In Summary

This article should help you to understand which are the foods that increase testosterone naturally. Eating these healthly foods will not only benefit testosterone levels but also contribute to other aspects of your well being.

 

2 Responses to Foods That Increase Testosterone Naturally

  1. Carmine Mcclaine September 25, 2015 at 6:23 pm #

    Good to know, great work

    • W.Kelly September 25, 2015 at 7:45 pm #

      Thanks, fairly basic information but good for reference.

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