As men age, testosterone levels begin to diminish. This can result in a host of symptoms, including reduced muscle strength, depression, erectile dysfunction, weight gain and lack of sex drive.
The good news is that you can elevate your testosterone levels naturally through exercise and consuming foods that boost testosterone production. Foods with higher amounts of zinc and B vitamins are particularly important if you want to increase testosterone.
You should also consult your physician or dietitian for guidance before you attempt to raise your testosterone levels with food.
Raw oysters contain a high amount of zinc, which will raise testosterone levels and increase sperm count. Remember to scrub the oysters with a soft brush and water to remove loose dirt. Pop them open with a butter knife, or oyster – shucking knife, and keep on ice until you eat them.
BANANAS AND AVOCADOS
Bananas may not immediately come to mind when you think of testosterone, but they contain the bromelain enzyme, B vitamins and potassium, which will give your testosterone levels a boost. Avocados are rich in testosterone-friendly vitamin B6 and folic acid. Slice avocados into salads and sandwiches.
Eggs are a natural, powerful food that will increase testosterone by providing you with protein and vitamins B5 and B6. Eat the yolks as well as the white to ensure you get all of the nutrition the egg has to offer. Although it is suggested that you limit yourself to no more than a few eggs per week so as not to have excess protein in your system and to limit your intake of cholesterol I DO NOT AGREE AT ALL. I eat 3 eggs every day.
Red meat comes to mind when people think of protein. Red meat also contains high levels of zinc, in a form that is absorbed by the body easily. Red meat also contains higher amounts of saturated fat; so don’t be eating steak every day. I PERSONALLY DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH SATURATED FAT.
Beans contain protein and zinc. Choose from kidney beans, black beans, pinto beans, chickpeas or lentils to give yourself a good dose of testosterone-boosting nutrition.
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS
Essential fatty acids play a role in overall health and healthy hormone production in males. Keep raw, unprocessed almonds with you all the time and snack on about a handful each day. Some other sources of essential fatty acids include flaxseed oil and cold-water fish, such as tuna and salmon.
That’s it for now; see you all next time.