Testosterone and Food

healthy-foodThere is a lot of information on the web today about naturally boosting your T levels. Are these foods really the answer? Can foods increase T?

Here are some foods known to increase testosterone levels naturally. In a study done in mice fed with yogurt they found that yogurt fed mice had 5% bigger testicles – does this mean yogurt mice have more T – probably not  but read on to find out which foods can increase testosterone

Oysters

Is this a myth? Oysters are ultra high in zinc and zinc is a key to sperm production and circulation. 6 oysters will give you more than the daily recommended allowance – 15mg. Zinc can also be found in eggs, fish and dark chocolate.

Nuts

Nuts are packed with the amino acid l-arginine which increases blood flow, better blood flow equates to a better erection so a couple of handfuls of walnuts or almonds can’t hurt. Almonds are also good for balancing blood sugar levels

Garlic

Religious Jews have been commanded for centuries to consume Garlic on Friday night as it is a commandment to satisfy your wife on the Sabbath – maybe they knew that garlic increases testosterone levels!

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is also a steroid hormone and essential for the development of sperm. Vitamin D also increases testosterone levels and sperm quality and sperm count.

Foods and DrinksEliminate Sugar

Testosterone levels decrease after you eat sugar probably because increasing sugar leads to high insulin levels which directly reduce T levels.

Alcohol

Small amounts of alcohol can be beneficial for your heart but large amounts of alcohol consumption will decrease testosterone levels. Keep your alcohol intake to no more than 1-2 drinks per day.

BCAA’s

Branch chain amino acids or BCAA conpsumption results in higher testosterone levels. BCAA’s are found in Whey and high protein foods like meat and cheese. Proteins in general help boost T.

foodCruciferous Vegies

Certain vegetables can help to boost testosterone, especially broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale and kohlrabi.

Bananas

Bananas contain the vitamin bromelain which according to some studies increase a mans libido. Pineapples are also high in bromelain.

Eggs, Nuts

Eggs are a high source for vitamin D, vitamin D has also been shown to stop the conversion of Testosterone to estrogen. Nuts especially Brazil nuts are high in magnesium. Magnesium helps raise testosterone levels. In a study performed in Italy it has been found that men with low magnesium levels also have low testosterone levels.

Grapes

Eat a bunch of red grapes daily to give your own low-hanging fruit a boost: the skins contain resveratrol, which makes for stronger sperm.

So just to recap take

Vitamin D supplements

Magnesium

Eat more protein including eggs and nuts.

Consume less alcohol and sugar and in general try to loose some weight.