When men turn 30, their levels of testosterone start to drop. Normally, this is not a problem other than the fact that it makes them more susceptible to weight gain, particularly around the midriff. This is known as “middle age spread”. Some, however, develop hypogonadism, which can potentially be a more serious condition as it can lead to osteoporosis. For these people, medical treatment is often recommended, but it comes with significant side effects. Additionally, those who simply have low testosterone often find that there is no treatment out there for them.
However, by making subtle changes to your diet, it is possible to boost testosterone levels to “younger” levels. Even those who are diagnosed with hypogonadism can benefit from this. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do in order to improve your t-levels.
Men should eat at least one egg a day, if not more. It is very important, however, to make sure these eggs are organic, so that they have been created by healthy chickens. This also means that the eggs will contain more nutrition and health.
“Rich in healthy fats, cholesterol, and highly bio-available albumin protein. Eggs contain all the building blocks of testosterone as well as help repair muscle better than any other naturally ingested protein.”
It is also important to eat a lot of cruciferous vegetables. These vegetables are all members of the cabbage family and have tremendous health benefits. This is true not just in terms of your T-levels, but they have various other benefits as well. They are full of fibers, vitamins and the all-important phytochemicals.These are responsible for a reduction in the chance of cancer, which is something we should all be paying attention to. This is particularly true when you consider that cancer is more common in older men, and it is also these men in particular that are at an increased risk of low t-levels. Some of the better known cruciferous vegetables include:
“Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, arugula, watercress, bok choy, turnip greens, collard greens, rutabaga, radishes, daikon, kohlrabi and kale, all of which have phytochemicals that can lower bad estrogens and potentially lessen their negative impact on testosterone levels.”
This goes back to organic eggs – grass-fed beef is 100% organic, which means it does not contain any chemicals or harmful substances such as antibiotics. As such, it is clean, pure protein, which essential in the diet of anybody who wishes to increase his testosterone levels. Unfortunately, finding grass-fed beef can be quite difficult and expensive, but considering your health is at stake, it may just be worth it.Remember that cows are made just to eat grass, and not any of the products that are available in commercial cattle food.
“So why is grass-fed beef so good for you? Besides the healthy amounts of cholesterol, it’s higher in omega-3 fatty acids (healthy fats), beta-carotene (antioxidant), and selenium.”
Then, there is fish. Fish is always very good for you, because it contains high levels of Omega 3 and Omega 6. Our body needs these two omegas to be fully balanced, but our current, processed foods contain too much Omega 6, which in turn means that our bodies are out of kilter, with all the negative effects thereof. Salmon in particular is full of Omega 3 to help restore the balance, as well as fueling the body with healthy cholesterol.
“Salmon: Is the best source of good fats-monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Cholesterol is metabolized in the body via the liver, and you get your testosterone from here, so it is essential to get good fats.”
Finally, there are oysters. Most people either love or hate them, and if you are in the latter category, that is incredibly unfortunate. If you do have low T-levels, be that significantly low or simply low because you are starting to age, then oysters are really your best answer.
“Oysters have protein, magnesium and tons of zinc. They are not just an aphrodisiac they are also great for boosting testosterone. Just six oysters give you about seven times the RDA recommended daily zinc intake. Zinc is one of the key ingredients in boosting your natural testosterone and muscle mass.”
With these foods, you should see a noticeable effect in your testosterone levels. Look for such things as an increased sex-drive, greater weight loss and increased energy. Testosterone affects our body in many different ways, besides our libido, so it is very important to keep it in check.