Bodies come in all shapes and sizes. And with the exception of a very few men, hard work is needed to build lean muscle mass. You rarely get a free lunch at the weight rack.
And speaking of lunch, there are some key foods you can start integrating into your diet that will give your T-levels a welcome lift. Here are six that you need to add to your shopping list ASAP!
Not only do cruciferous vegetables have high amounts of vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, but they also help with your testosterone levels. Here’s where the fun begins.
Kale, collards, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts are all cruciferous, and they contain compounds that lower estrogen levels in the body. The minute this happens, your testosterone levels thrive and get elevated. The end result is a happy sex life, greater muscle gains, and better brain function.
Steam them, sauté them, roast them, and whip them up in a stir-fry. Just try to go organic as much as possible, because organic vegetables are less ridden with chemicals and pesticides, which can have an adverse effect on your system.
The fancy little fruit known as the red palm fruit packs a wallop in the world of functional foods. Not only is it high in vitamins A and E, but it also contains a good amount of medium chain triglycerides.
These healthy fats help boost metabolism and also aid the body’s production of hormones, including testosterone and human growth hormone (HGH).
Additionally, the rich content of vitamin A and E reduces the risk of heart disease and inflammation. You then have a threefold benefit that cannot be overlooked.
Use this oil to cook with, as you would any other oil. Plus, you can blend it into smoothies, melt it over steamed vegetables, make dips out of it, or take it like a man by the spoonful. One to three tablespoons a day will get you in the sweet spot.
Did you ever hear of zinc? This power-packed nutrient is known to boost immunity, but it also contributes to lifting testosterone levels. Pumpkin seeds are tasty little crunchies that contain a good amount of zinc, and they can easily be integrated into your diet by themselves or with other dishes like salads, oatmeal, and stir-fries.
You can also find pumpkin seed butter in health food stores. This concentrated form is even higher in zinc than the loose seeds.
A single ounce of pumpkin seeds contains 15% of your daily allowance of zinc. Use them as supplements by adding small amounts to your diet throughout the day. Every little bit adds up over time.
The once-evil egg is actually one of the best foods you can add to your diet for boosting T-levels. Not only is it a complete protein, but it also contains lutein, which is good for the eyes, and cholesterol, which is good for testosterone. Yes, that is correct.
Cholesterol is actually very important for boosting your test levels. By itself, cholesterol does not raise cholesterol levels in the body. That occurs when you have an abundance of saturated fat and simple carbs paired together over time. So don’t do that!
The only time you should be aware of the cholesterol content of eggs is if you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol and your doctor gave you specific orders to limit your intake.
Otherwise, make some omelettes, hard-boil a dozen eggs for the week ahead, and fry some over-easy, using red palm oil in the skillet.
Maca is a turnip-shaped root that has been a staple food in Peruvian villages for centuries. It can be found in powder form and added to foods and smoothies, or blended with water or juice by itself.
It is best known for its ability to boost hormonal function and balance the endocrine system. This is where it can have a positive effect on T-levels. Additionally, it can improve mood, sex drive, and workout performance, as well as helping your recovery.
Look for it in health food stores and remember to take it as directed. It pretty much tastes like a root, so it may take a minute for you to get used to it.
You might be thinking: Ew, gross! But this food deserves an honorable mention. Remember, fat and cholesterol both contribute to healthy T-levels. Although it’s a bit of a slippery slope, you would do yourself a favor by integrating these greasy, crunchy, lardy chunks of deliciousness into your diet.
You can find the best ones at Mexican markets where they are made fresh onsite. Or you can just go to a supermarket for your fix. As with eggs, you don’t need to go “hog wild,” but you can use them in moderation to give your test a passing boost.
Food has a lot more to offer than meets the eye. When you really dig deep, you can more or less find a remedy, or at least partial remedy, for every health problem. You just need to find information that leads you in the right direction. Use the above information to your fullest advantage and see how your body reacts. You could end up pleasantly surprised!
To get even better testosterone boosting effects you should focus not only on what you eat but also how often you eat. This is another factor that can influence your T-levels.
Check our article about a time restricting feeding and testosterone to discover more ways you can use to increase your testosterone.