Did you know that eating the right food can increase testosterone in your body? There are some super foods which stimulate testosterone production.
We are in the midst of a low testosterone crisis. Men who have not even crossed thirty are suffering from low testosterone levels. Low testosterone can lead to a number of health problems. Along with exercise and good sleep, food is also a major factor if you want to increase testosterone levels in your body. So before you go to the doctor to find a remedy for your low testosterone levels, try to improve your diet and see if that helps you improve your testosterone levels.
Grapes- Grapes, especially red grapes are found to increase testosterone. This is because grape skin contains Resveratrol which is said to increase testosterone levels. Chinese researchers have found that eating just 500 mg of Resveratrol, which is found in 10 gm of red grapes, everyday can boost your testosterone levels.
Shrimp- Seafood like shrimp are rich in Vitamin D. In a study conducted in Germany, researchers found that increasing Vitamin D intake through diet can bring about a small but significant increase in testosterone levels. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health also came to the same conclusion.
Avocados- Low Density Lipoprotein cholesterol of LDL cholesterol is blamed for everything from heart disease to erectile dysfunction. Did you know the eating more monounsaturated fats can decrease LDL cholesterol levels in your blood? Avocados, nuts, vegetable oil are good sources of monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats are also known to improve testosterone levels, while adequate testosterone keeps LDL cholesterol levels down.
Cabbage- Some men are suffering from elevated estrogen levels. High levels of estrogen suppresses the effects of testosterone. If you want to flush this excess estrogen from your blood, eat more cabbage. This sulfurous vegetable contains a large amount amount of a compound called indole-3-carbinol. At a study conducted at the Rockefeller University, a group of men who took 500 mg of cabbage every day for a week, saw their estrogen levels drop by half, which consequently increased their testosterone levels.
Pumpkin seeds- Pumpkin seeds are a good source of zinc and zinc is said to increase testosterone levels. In one study, a group of men who received 30 mg of Zinc everyday saw their free testosterone levels increase. No one knows how zinc does this but it might have something to do with the Cells of Leydig in the testes that produce testosterone. So the next time you feel like throwing the seeds away when you carve a Jack o Lantern, please think again.
There are many other foods that are said to increase testosterone levels in the body such as honey, milk, eggs, garlic, venison, pomegranate, tuna, coconut, wheat bran, cheese and more. Include more of these items in your diet and see your testosterone levels skyrocket.