Listen up all you guys out there. Especially all you middle aged guys. And especially the middle aged guys that are lifting weights! Time isn’t on our side. The trouble with being a man is that you will see dropping testosterone levels in your life. It can start as early as your thirties. But from your fourties and on, you will certainly have lower testosterone than you did when you were twenty. Testosterone is the male sex hormone that is not only required for burning fat and building muscle, but it is also required for just making you feel good. Many guys that are suffering from lower test levels are complaining that they have become irritable.
Men also require this hormone for building thick bones. You can suffer from loss of bone density if you do not have enough of this hormone. It will cause you a whole lot of unhealthy conditions if you don’t prevent this problem from getting out of hand. The worst that can happen to you is that you lose a big part of your sex drive, if not completely. And if there is anything worth protecting, than it has got to be your libido, right guys? So make sure to keep those test levels up!
You do not necessarily require supplements in order to keep your hormone levels at acceptable levels. There are plenty of foods you can eat to raise those t levels naturally. There is a big list of those kinds of foods, but I will only discuss a few of them in my first post. An ancient, wise Greek philospher and doctor once said… Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food. I believe he couldn’t have hammered the point home better if he wanted to. Because he’s right on the mark!
Without further ado… let’s have a look at some testosterone boosting foods.
Not only do they taste great, but they are also packed with vitamin D. Vitamin D is known to be a big booster of testosterone levels. If you have a deficiency of this vitamin, then you are a lot more likely to have lowered levels of the male sex hormone.
But it also works the other way around. Clinical studies have found that men who have a higher uptake of vitamin D, also have higher test levels!
There’s a lot of healthy nutrients in red meat. A number of these are required for the natural synthesis of testosterone. Think of zinc, saturated fat and cholesterol to name a few.
I bet you thought all cholesterol was bad for you, right? Well, nothing could be more wrong than that. You need some of that stuff in order to get your body to promote the production of testosterone.
Cabbage, Broccoli and Cauliflower
Alright, so you already knew that vegetables are good for you. But these particlar ones are extremely high in a molecule known as DIM, or indole-3-carbinol. The DIM molecule is known to lower the aromatase enzyme’s activity. And that’s a good thing. Because high aromatase activity means lower test levels for you.
Aromatase turns testosterone into estrogen, which is the female sex hormone. As a man, you’ll want to keep your estrogen levels down to a bare minimum.
These vegetables are also high in fiber. That’s good for your weight control. And healthy weight loss also contributes to higher testosterone!