A List of Testosterone Boosting Foods

NutriNeat Staff Nov 8, 2018
In order to improve testosterone levels, it is necessary to have foods that are good sources of zinc, vitamins and monounsaturated fats.

Something Important

Ladies, if you find that your partner is a damp squib in the bed, then it's time to give him some testosterone boosting foods for better sex. Also, limit his alcohol intake and make sure that he follows an exercise routine everyday.

Testosterone is a male sex hormone but is also found in women in small amounts.
Studies reveal that healthy testosterone levels are necessary to promote build up of muscles and prevent sexual dysfunction in men. Loss of muscle mass, impotence and lethargy associated with testosterone deficiency can be treated naturally by having foods that help to step-up testosterone production in the body.

Foods that Increase Testosterone

Foods Rich in Zinc

Dipping sex drive has been linked to low zinc levels. This is because to an extent the body relies on zinc to produce testosterone in sufficient amounts. So, in order to re-activate sex life, one should eat those foods that are high in zinc.
Sources of zinc are given here:
✔ Chicken
✔ Oysters
✔ Lamb
✔ Low fat roasted beef
✔ Peanuts
✔ Roasted pumpkin seeds
✔ Dried watermelon seeds
✔ Cocoa powder
✔ Sesame butter

B Vitamin Foods

Besides taking foods high in zinc, one needs to increase intake of vitamin B to increase testosterone naturally. The body also depends on vitamin B to produce testosterone. Moreover, it promotes absorption of zinc that is ingested through external sources.
Sources of vitamin B are:
✔ Watermelons
✔ Eggs
✔ Avocados
✔ Bananas
✔ Raspberries

Foods Rich in Monounsaturated Fats

Elevated cholesterol levels is one of the main reasons why men and women suffer from low testosterone. To be more precise high cholesterol levels can literally kill your sex drive. Having monounsaturated fats rich food can bring down bad cholesterol levels, naturally. These are basically healthy fats that play a very important role to lower bad cholesterol.
Following are some of the sources of monounsaturated fat:
✔ Walnuts
✔ Fish (tuna, salmon)
✔ Yogurt
✔ Almonds
✔ Pistachios
✔ Fish oil
✔ Olive oil

Foods Rich in I3C

I3C is a short form of indole-3-carbinol , a phytochemical that stops the production of 'bad estrogen' and promotes conversion of 'good estrogen' into testosterone. An enzyme known as aromatase is the main culprit behind transformation of testosterone to estrogen. I3C disables aromatase, thereby restricting conversion of testosterone.
Following are the vegetables that are high in I3C and act as natural testosterone boosters:
✔ Cabbage
✔ Brussels Sprouts
✔ Broccoli

Foods High in Vitamin A and E

In order to stimulate the body to increase testosterone, one should eat vegetables and fruits high in vitamin A and E. Declining sex drive has been associated with a diet that is deficient in vitamin A and E. In fact, vitamin E is also referred to as sex vitamin due to its ability to increase testosterone production.
To prevent libido from disappearing and to restore healthy sexual life, include these foods in your diet.
✔ Vegetables that include asparagus, spinach, tomatoes, carrots
✔ Fruits like pomegranate, figs, mangoes, blueberries, blackberries and papaya

Herbs

Studies show that garlic  is considered to be a natural sex drive enhancer and can also improve sexual stamina. Garlic increases libido because it contains a compound known as allicin, intake of which promotes a rise in testosterone levels. Aliciin also stimulates blood circulation in the genital areas, thereby ensuring a quicker sexual response.

Tips For Boosting Testosterone

✔ Limiting alcohol intake is crucial as excess consumption can effect testosterone production. Moderate alcohol usage may not raise concern but its abuse especially of whiskey, brandy and rum cuts testosterone levels.
✔ Daily workout must also be incorporated in your day-to-day schedule to beef up testosterone levels. Exercises like squats, deadlifts and bench press are helpful in this regard. In general, lifting weights can go a long way in increasing the secretion of this hormone.
✔ Studies also suggest that not taking adequate sleep can lower testosterone production. Testosterone levels dropped by almost 60% in people sleeping just 4 hours at night.
✔ Excess cholesterol from food builds up in the blood vessels and restricts blood circulation to the genital area. As a result, the person may suffer from erectile dysfunction. So, one should avoid high cholesterol foods in order to improve testosterone. Also, stay away from organ meats and trim visible fat before cooking poultry products and red meat.
✔ Ditch fried foods, high sugary foods and stick to healthy cooking methods such as steaming, broiling, roasting, boiling and poaching.
Disclaimer: Information provide here is solely for educational purpose. It should not be treated as a substitute to medical advice.