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Foods that Increase Testosterone

When it comes to increasing testosterone naturally, you want to eat plenty of foods which contain building blocks for the hormone. In particular, you want foods which contain healthy omega 3 and omega 6 fats, good amino acid profiles, zinc, and vitamin D. It may come as no surprise, but building testosterone through nutrition involves having meat in your diet. If you are vegetarian or vegan, building testosterone through food will be more difficult

  1. Eggs: Eggs contain great amounts of omega healthy fats, amino acids, and high amounts of vitamin D. They are also cheap. Eggs are one of the best foods you can eat to increase testosterone.

  2. Grass fed beef: The fat and amino acid profiles of grass fed beef are optimal for human consumption. It is also a great source of vitamin K2, and B vitamins. In particular it is a great source of vitamin B 12.

  3. Green Leafy Vegetables: When it comes to vegetables, the greener the better. Brussel sprouts, asparagus, kale, spinach, and the like are the way to go. You should consume high amounts of green vegetables daily. You can also supplement with a green juice powder such as organify

  4. Ashwagandha & Herbs: Ashwagandha is an herb native to india that is used for longevity and improved sexual function. It is an adaptogen meaning that it works by improving the function of your endocrine-hormonal system. Many use it for anti-anxiety effects, improved energy, and libido, and it has been shown to improve testosterone levels

  5. Seafood: Both shellfish and seafood have testosterone boosting benefits. Shellfish in particular have been associated with increased testosterone levels, and they are usually lower in mercury content than fish. Opt for shellfish or wild caught, small, oily fish. Oysters and anchovies are great food sources for improving testosterone. Try the brand Wild Planet for both.

  6. Olive Oil: Olive oil is a great fat to include in your diet both for cardiovascular benefits and healthy fats. It is actually better to use olive oil as a dressing rather than a cooking oil, due to its low burn temperature. Be sure to use organic extra virgin olive oil from california. The olive oil industry is unfortunately corrupt, and many olive oils are cut with unstable, bad-for-you oils like Canola oil. Braggs olive oil is a great brand.

  7. Avocados: If you’re noticing a pattern here, it might be the presence of healthy fats. Fats are the building blocks of hormones. Avocados should be in every man’s diet. They are a great source of omega 3 fats and potassium. Dr. Dom D’agastino, proponent of the ketogenic diet and weightlifter, eats 6 avocados daily.

  8. Coconut Oil: Again with the healthy fats. Coconut oil in particular is a great cooking oil. Organic, unrefined coconut oil has a high burn heat, making it ideal for cooking your meals. It can also be eaten, and a tablespoon daily has great health benefits.

  9. Lactobasillus Reuteri Yogurt: Lactobasillus Reuteri is a probiotic that has been shown to increase testosterone in animal models by up to 400 percent. It also has a host of other health benefits including increasing oxytocin, quelling inflammation, treating SIBO, etc. For more on L. Reuteri, check out my article here.

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