29 Dec 5 Testosterone-Boosting Foods ALL Men Should Be Eating
We can fight men…
We can fight animals…
We can even fight against Mother Nature herself…
But we can’t fight time.
Time is our worst enemy because it effects the things we can’t see. We age from the inside out – it begins on the cellular level – and unfortunately, science hasn’t found a way to stop the process…
But that’s a discussion for another day…
So, until that happens, we’ll have to treat what we can see – and those things are the symptoms of aging.
For men, the aging process can almost be watched as much as it’s felt…
Besides having to deal with lower libidos, decreased mental focus, less muscle mass, impotence and decreased energy…
People can view it all with the thinning of our hair, decreased muscle mass and increased fat stores are just SOME symptoms of lower testosterone (or “andropause”).
In fact, there’s even a recent study that found that that the lower a man’s testosterone levels, the higher his risk of death can be – especially from heart disease.
And lowered testosterone levels (Or “Low T) effects many men – according to a US census report, some 13.8 million American men over the age of 45 suffer with decreased testosterone…
And that’s just the ones who will admit it. I’m sure there are plenty of men who are feeling the effects of Low T and either don’t know it, or are afraid to admit it. Either to somebody or themselves.
But there IS good news…
There are things we can do to make sure we do not go gently into that good night.
Yes, testosterone therapy is becoming more and more of a viable option – it’s definitely one of the surest ways to raise testosterone levels to where they need to be…
But there are some other allies to help men battle andropause and boost their testosterone NATURALLY – and we need not look any further than the grocery shelves.
So grab a pen and get ready to jot down a grocery list of these T-boosting foods…
Spinach isn’t just Popeye’s favorite food…
It’s one of the best dietary sources of magnesium, a mineral crucial in muscle development and physical function in both younger and older men – regardless of their activity level.
In a recent study that compared athletes to non-active individuals, researchers found that by supplementing just 22 mg magnesium per pound of body weight over the course of four weeks raised testosterone levels in both groups compared to the levels of a control group.
This research was backed up with the results of two other studies, one focusing on a group of men over the age of 65 and a second focusing on a younger 18-30 year old…
And the outcome was the same: levels of testosterone are directly correlated to the levels of magnesium in the body.
You may be asking, “What about kale? Kale is like spinach, right?”
Well, spinach seems to be superior to the kale when it comes to magnesium, as just one cup of cooked spinach provides nearly 160 mgs of magnesium – or half of your recommended daily intake of 420 mg.
Kale? Only about 75-80 mg of magnesium.
So, do your best Popeye impersonation and start downing that spinach!
Hot sauce? Yes… hot sauce!
In a recent study in France, researchers found that men who have a taste for spicy foods tend to have higher testosterone levels than those who can’t handle the heat.
Of the 114 male participants surveyed, researchers saw a clear correlation between frequent hot-sauce usage and higher T-levels.
The study’s authors suggest the findings may be due in part to capsaicin – the fiery compound in chili pepper, which, in itself has been associated with increased testosterone levels.
Fresh chilis contain the most capsaicin, but hot chili pepper sauces, like Tabasco, are still good options.
The hotter the sauce (or pepper), the more T-boosting compounds found within!
Garlic isn’t doesn’t keep just vampires at bay there are signs that it may keep Father Time from sucking the testosterone out of a man’s body!
Recent studies suggest that a compound in garlic triggers the release of luteinizing hormone, a chemical that regulates the production of testosterone.
In fact, both garlic and onions contain the chemical diallyl disulfide, which has been found to stimulate the release of a hormone that spurs the production of testosterone.
One of the studies showed that by supplementing garlic as part of a high-protein diet, you could substantially boost testosterone levels.
Even more compelling?
In a different study conducted on mammals, researchers found that just 1 gram of onion per kg of body weight could boost T-levels by over 300 %in just 20 days!
Fresh garlic and onion are both ideal and slicing into the bulbs releases the phytochemicals.
If you live in an area where you can’t get fresh, consider buying minced garlic packed in oil to preserve all the nutrition.
Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are rich in indoles, which are anti-cancer compounds that indirectly boost testosterone production.
How? By breaking down and flushing the system of excess estrogen in the circulatory system. Estrogen is the “enemy” of testosterone – like the opposing army.
As men age, while their testosterone levels drop, their estrogen levels gradually rise – and indoles can help strike the balance, or even shift it into testosterone’s favor.
Research shows that by supplementing with indole-3-carbinol from cruciferous vegetables for just 7 days cut the estrogen hormone, estradiol, in HALF for men.
Yes, you read that right… in HALF!
Even more? These veggies are high in antioxidants and help flush the body of waste!
Eggs may be nature’s most perfect food…
The hormone boost from eggs comes primarily from the yolks, which are rich in dietary cholesterol, the same cholesterol that makes up the building blocks of which testosterone is formed out of; without it, the hormone simply can’t synthesize.
Organic eggs are one of the best dietary sources of cholesterol..
And in addition to this essential testosterone booster, a whole egg is rich in aspartic acid, an amino acid that triggers production of testosterone.
And remember, The American Heart Association no longer condemns eggs! So eat up!! Don’t let the propaganda of the 1970’s fool you! Eggs are great.
There you have it…
Five delicious, nutritious and potentially testosterone boosting foods that could take your levels from down in the dumps to the penthouse in no time!
And keep in mind…
These are just natural foods that could help you fight Low T – we haven’t even touched on the easy supplementation options that could do the same thing!
However, that is a discussion for another day…
For now, eat up and be healthy!