7 Foods That Naturally Boost Your Testosterone

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Your testosterone levels are plummeting!

Studies have shown that the average man testosterone levels in today’s society are 25% lower than they were in the 1980’s.

That’s a scary thought, right?

Without enough testosterone, you’re likely to have more body fat; especially in the belly,  have higher blood pressure levels, feel more tired than those with more testosterone, and have impotency issues.

None of which are a good thing.

Testosterone typically decreases as men age at a rate of 1% for every year a man is over the age of 30. So, it’s only going to get worse.

Unless you do something.

Today, I’m going to teach you how to combat mother nature and father time, and boost your testosterone levels by making a few simple changes in your diet.

By the end of it, you’ll know:
* The side effects of low testosterone and warning signs to look out for
* Foods that you should avoid that lower your testosterone
* Why these 7 foods will skyrocket your testosterone levels

The Side Effects of Low Testosterone

By now you probably know that having lower testosterone levels means an increased likelihood of infertility and poor reproductive health.

But did you know that low testosterone is also linked to increased instances of type II diabetes?

It’s true!

Almost 50% of men diagnosed with type II diabetes showed signs of having low testosterone as well.

In fact, men with low testosterone are about 50% more likely to be obese. 42% more likely to have high blood pressure, and 40% more likely to have high cholesterol.

In addition to type II diabetes, infertility, poor reproductive health, and a low sex drive, men with low testosterone tend to have an increased rate of prostate cancer.

Warning Signs of Low Testosterone

* more belly fat and more body fat
* decreased energy and fatigue
* lower sex drive
* decreased muscle growth from strength training
* decreased athletic performance
* slower recovery after bouts of exercise
* erectile dysfunction

 

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Foods That Lower Your Testosterone

Sugar

sugar

The average adult male consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar every day, which equates to about 3,550 pounds of sugar in his lifetime.

Sugar has a direct correlation between consumption and lower testosterone levels.

New research shows that testosterone levels decrease immediately after you have sugar. This is because sugar spikes your insulin levels, which is another factor leading to low testosterone.

Soy

soy

Whatever you do, stay away from soy!

According to a study done at Harvard, sperm counts were found to be 41 million/ml lower in men who ate soy products than to those who had a soy-free diet.

The study also found that the being overweight and eating soy foods drives sperm counts even lower!

7 Foods That Boost Testosterone

#1 Spinach

spinach

One study that compared athletes to couch potatoes found that adding 25 milligrams of magnesium per pound of body weight raised testosterone levels in both groups.

And in two separate studies, one of a group of men over the age of 65 and the other of 18-30 year guys, found the same conclusion: levels of testosterone and muscle strength are directly releated to the levels of magnesium in the body.

One of the greatest sources of magnesium is spinach.

One cup of cooked spinach contains 157 milligrams of magnesium. Almost 40% of your recommended daily requirement.

#2 Nuts

nuts-cashews

Another great source of magnesium are nuts.

A 1/2 cup of whole nuts has 250 milligrams of magnesium, or nearly 60 percent of the RDA.
Cashews and cashew nut butter are also rich in magnesium. A 1-ounce serving of dry roasted cashews offers 75 mg of magnesium.

2 tablespoons of cashew nut butter has 82 milligrams of magnesium and 1.6 mg of zinc, making it a good food source of both nutrients.

One study researched the effects of a magnesium and a zinc supplement. It found that men who received 30 milligrams of zinc per day showed increased levels of testosterone in their bodies.

#3 Oysters

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The best food source for magnesium and zinc are oysters.

In only 3 ounces of cooked oysters you’re getting 81 milligrams of magnesium, or 19 percent of the RDA, and 154 milligrams of zinc, or 1,000 percent of the RDA!

In an 8 week study of college football players, scientists found that the players who took a nightly zinc supplement had a 250% increase in testosterone levels as well as leg strength!

On the flip side, research also shows that a lack of zinc can be a risk factor for low testosterone levels and infertility.

#4 Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

roasted pumpkin seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds provide the most magnesium and zinc bang for your buck.

A quarter cup serving has 303 milligrams of magnesium, or over 70 percent of the RDA, and 4.2 mg of zinc, or 28 percent of the RDA.

Second in line are toasted sesame seeds.

A quarter cup of toasted sesame seeds has 111 milligrams of magnesium and 3 mg of zinc. That’s 20 percent of the RDA for both minerals.

#5 Broccoli

broccoli

Vegetables like broccoli, kale, and greens are rich in “indoles“.

As men age, their estrogen levels gradually rise, while testosterone levels fall.

Indoles can help strike the balance.

And as you may know, estrogen inhibits the production of testosterone. Indoles are anti-cancer compounds that also boost testosterone levels by breaking down and flushing the body of excess estrogen.

In one study done, eating 3 indole-rich vegetables like broccoli for just 7 days cut men’s estrogen levels in half.

#6 Avocados

avocado

Monounsaturated fats raise the level of HDL cholesterol. HDL cholesterol is vital for the production of testosterone.

Why?

Cholesterol makes up the building blocks that testosterone is formed. Without cholesterol, testosterone simply can’t exist.

Avocados are loaded with fats that give you a significant boost in good cholestorol.

#7 Organic Eggs

organic eggs

The hormone boost from eggs comes primarily from the yolks.

Eggs are rich in cholesterol and fats, nutrients once demonized by health experts.

Vegetarian and low-fat diets both show reduced testosterone levels of about 12 percent.

Diets higher in fat (at least 40 percent of calories) with a higher intake of saturated fat, show increased testosterone levels.

Organic eggs are one of the best dietary sources for healthy saturated fats and cholesterol.

So, what foods are you going to add to your shopping list?

 

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