Foods For A Natural Testosterone Boost
It’s been proven over and over again. Everything to do with burning fat, building muscle, and increasing a man’s libido is under the control of one hormone: Testosterone.
Research has also revealed bad news about the physical condition of the 21st century man. There are nearly half a million newly diagnosed cases of low testosterone each year in the US alone. This does not include the hundreds of thousands of men who are completely unaware of their condition. The more body fat you have the more testosterone your body locks up, making it unavailable to use. It’s a downward spiral. Your belly gets bigger and bigger, and your testosterone goes lower and lower.
I, personally, use the modern scientist’s measuring stick for peak health, waist circumference. Not only is this better than the BMI scale for determining health risks, it’s the #1 predictor of low testosterone. Now just look the bellies that surround you. It’s apparent that our testosterone levels are at their lowest level in recorded history.
The reality is, we are dealing with factors today that previous generations never had. Factors that are keeping us from burning fat, building muscle, and performing like a Dirk Diggler in the bedroom. Just look at our food sources alone. Most of them now contain chemicals and estrogenic hormones that negatively impact our body’s ability to produce testosterone.
Here are 4 “testosterone-killers”:
-Commercial milks, yogurt, and cheeses
-All processed foods
-Soy based foods
-Packaged, microwave meals.
I avoid these because they all contain estrogenic and progesterone compounds. And since I’m serious about building a lean, strong physique, I stay away from foods with higher estrogen levels. Otherwise the amount of testosterone my body produces will suffer.
I always know when my diet is affecting my testosterone output. I get “man boob” syndrome. When my chest looks puffy and my love handles start to protrude, it’s usually a sign that I have too much estrogen in my body. Again, it’s the vicious spiral of fat effecting testosterone and lower testosterone levels effecting fat. Now let’s talk about the foods I eat to force my body to produce more testosterone.
5 Foods to increase Testosterone:
These are all sources of saturated fats. And contrary to popular belief, saturated fats aren’t that bad. Here’s why: Saturated fats contain cholesterol. Cholesterol is what our bodies use to make testosterone. I’m not saying to go out and gorge on high, saturated fatty foods. But avoiding them completely (as we were once lead to believe) is definitely not the answer. The key is eating the right amount on a daily basis. Too little and our testosterone levels will drop, too much and we begin risking heart health.
I used to eat low fat all the time. That was until I read in The Journal of Applied Physiology that guys who consume a diet containing 40% fat had higher testosterone levels than those consuming only 20%. Making this dietary change allowed my body to immediately start producing more testosterone and it was noticeable, in many ways
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