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Best Testosterone-Boosting Foods

Stress and unhealthy lifestyle choices can take a significant toll on testosterone levels – a person as young as 30 can begin to be impacted by this predicament. While many associate low testosterone levels with sexual health, lower testosterone levels can impact the body as a whole- stamina, mood, physical recovery, and cellular repair can all be affected by low testosterone.

Testosterone levels can be brought back to a healthy balance with proper diet and exercise. Here are 10 foods (and their purposes) to include in your diet to help recover from low testosterone levels:

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High levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is a major issue for those with low levels of testosterone so it is extremely important to eat foods that raise the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and lower the LDL simultaneously. Avocados are a prime contender for this. Fish oil and nuts can also be consumed for this purpose.

 

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As men age, the estrogen levels begin to peak and testosterone begins to decrease. Cabbage helps by flushing out a significant amount of estrogen; a chemical called indole-3-carbinol found in cabbage is responsible for this effect.

 

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Impotence is an unfavorable result of low testosterone levels however the solution can be found in pomegranates. About 47% of impotent men found their condition improve significantly from consuming a glass of pomegranate juice daily according to the research conducted by The International Journal of Impotence.

 

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Along with being loaded with vitamin C, citrus fruits are also high in vitamin A. Vitamin A is crucial in the production of testosterone. In addition, it helps lower stress hormone cortisol and estrogen.

 

 

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Results of a study conducted by University of Hong Kong revealed that eating a serving of red grapes daily not only raises testosterone levels but also improves the quality of sperm.

 

 

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Foods rich in vitamin D are crucial in keeping up testosterone levels. Researchers at Graz Medical University in Austria revealed that vitamin D can boost testosterone levels by up to 90%. Those on vegetarian/vegan diets have been known to have low testosterone levels – therefore it is encouraged that they look into vitamin D supplements or get sufficient amounts of sunlight.

 

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Another important mineral needed for a testosterone boost is zinc and oysters contain the most zinc out of any food. Cheeses like ricotta and Swiss are also good source of zinc.

 

 

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Various studies have shown ginseng producing significant results for those suffering from erectile dysfunction. It is commonly referred to as “herbal Viagra”.

 

 

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Discovered by researchers at Texas A&M University, an amino acid called citrulline (found in watermelons) converts to arginine in the body – resulting in a boost in blood flow!

 

 

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Another important mineral required for testosterone production is Boron – which can be found in honey. Honey also contains nitric acid, which is known to open blood vessels and improve blood flow.