Testosterone and Food

In a previous article, I wrote about what testosterone does for men’s health.  If you’d like to read it, here’s the article.

Food is either the greatest medicine or the biggest contributor of disease. This is very true when it comes to testosterone  levels. Some foods are amazing and increase testosterone levels; others deplete levels and should be avoided.

 

Foods that help improve testosterone levels

Some of the best foods to eat to boost testosterone contain zinc or vitamin D3. Let’s look a little closer.

  • Tuna (D3)
  • Egg Yolks (D3)
  • Oysters (zinc)
  • Shellfish (zinc)
  • Beef
  • Beans
  • Pomegranate
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut
  • Raw pumpkin seeds (zinc)
  • Garlic (lowers cortisol and allows testosterone to be used more efficiently).

Eggs and coconut oil contain cholesterol which is critical for the formation of sex hormones, including testosterone. Does that mean you should eat huge quantities of these foods for higher testosterone levels? Absolutely not. But in moderation, these foods will help increase your testosterone to a healthy level.

Foods that destroy testosterone

  • Flax seeds (WAY too estrogenic)
  • Soy products (same as flax)
  • Spearmint
  • Vegetable oils
  • Too much alcohol
  • Almonds and walnuts
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Foods that contain hormones and antibiotics
  • Refined sugar
  • Simple carbohydrates

Why do you care of foods are estrogenic or not? Estrogen will compete with testosterone. You don’t want a beer belly and man boobs, do you?

Liver Supportive Foods

Foods that support your liver which thereby decreases estrogen levels, allowing more testosterone, are as follows:

  • Garlic
  • Grapefruits
  • Beets and carrots
  • Green tea
  • Leafy greens
  • Avocados
  • Apples
  • Olive oil
  • Alternative grains
  • Cruciferous vegetables
  • Lemons and limes
  • Walnuts
  • Cabbage
  • Turmeric

Stay tuned for the next instalment … I’ll let you know which supplements are best for increasing testosterone and decreasing estrogen.

If you’d like personalized help with improving your testosterone levels, which will improve your overall health and your sex life, please email me at sandy@letstalksexwithsandy.com.

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