Normally, when you think of foods to boost testosterone levels, red meat is probably the first thing that pops into your head.
But there are a LOT more options than that...and many are actually plant-based.
(don't worry, I'm definitely not advocating a vegetarian diet).
However, you might think of non-meat foods differently after reading this. These are taken directly from an excellent book called the 24-Hour Testosterone Fix.
1. Beans That Boost Testosterone
Try consuming more of these: kidney beans, black beans, navy beans, lima beans, baked beans and pinto beans. All are high in fiber, zinc and protein, which makes them perfect for boosting your testosterone levels, without having to rely on medical treatments. In fact, it’s important for you to have an adequate intake of zinc so that the testosterone your body produces won’t be changed into estrogen.
A study performed on male rats says that zinc could also help your body convert estrogen into
testosterone. Remember, you only need small amounts of estrogen for your health. In fact, zinc may help you increase sperm production. If you’re planning on starting a family, this is an important consideration.
2. Cruciferous Vegetables That Boost Testosterone
Your mom was right. These veggies are great for you, even if she didn’t know precisely why. Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and other cruciferous veggies have a chemical called 3, 3’-diindolylmethane or DIM. They also contain indole-3-carbinol or I3C, selenium and sulforaphane.
What’s so special about these compounds? They are anti-estrogen compounds. The selenium helps to boost your body’s production of testosterone. Eat up! Before you load up your plate, add a lean steak to your veggies. Enjoy a healthy meal because, not only will your T-levels benefit, your weight and cholesterol levels will, too.
3. Olives and Avocados For Boosting Testosterone
Both of these foods are high in monounsaturated fatty acids or MUFAs. They help boost your level of testosterone. Don’t forget about nuts, like almonds, pecans and cashews. High-oleic versions of safflower and sunflower oil are testosterone-friendly as well.
Add avocados to your salads or slice them, remove the pit and enjoy them as a mid-afternoon snack. Buy a bottle of extra-virgin olive oil and use it to make salad dressing and in your cooking. As you do, take care not to overheat the olive oil too much. Use this heart-healthy oil to cook lean beef, fish and poultry as well.
As I mentioned above, the book this info is taken from is called the 24 Hour Testosterone Fix and it's packed with useful, actionable information like this that you can put to work immediately.
And I'll be straight up with you...you can likely skip over the first 1/4 of the page to get to more of the actual info. The first bit goes into "personal" detail about the negative effects of low-T...you'll see what I mean.
The most important thing is that the information in this book is stuff you can actually USE to help bring your own testosterone levels up easily, just by changing some of the foods you eat on a regular basis.
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