6 Foods that Boost Testosterone

As men grow older, their testosterone levels naturally deplete. That’s just a fact of life. But many men don’t understand what is happening, and they think something is wrong. They may get a prescription for a testosterone boosting drug; a drug that could potentially have fatal side effects. Instead of taking a dangerous drug, try to incorporate these six foods into your diet and naturally increase your testosterone levels.

Seafood – Seafood, shrimp and lobster in particular, are amazing ways to boost your testosterone levels. These foods are high in Vitamin D, an important vitamin that helps your body to best utilize your natural testosterone levels.

Seeds – Seeds like sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and flax seed are great proponents for men’s health. They are high in zinc, a mineral that is much more versatile than coating nickels to give them their shiny look. Studies show that men who have high zinc intake also have higher testosterone levels.

Coconut – With the paleo diet fads going on around the country, we have all seen the benefits of coconut oil. This amazing fruit is great for cooking, flavoring deserts, and incorporating into your everyday life. One reason is that it’s incredibly low in saturated fats.

Wheat Bran – This may seem like an interesting one on the list, but the reasons are deep. Wheat bran is rich in fiber, and also high in magnesium. Both are essential for healthy living; the latter is essential in boosting testosterone levels. Whole grains work well if you don’t like wheat bran.

Cheese – Not just any cheese though. If you gorge on American cheese, you will just get fat. Instead, go for those with high levels of whey protein, and low levels of fat. Ricotta cheese is great for this, but many people don’t like the taste. If you don’t, opt for low fat milk, yogurt, or kefir.

Fruit – Fruit is an often very overlooked easy way to get your nutrients. Some, such as strawberries, are loaded with vitamin C. This vitamin, and the other antioxidants from berries and fruits, help to fight off the effects of cortisol. Cortisol reduces testosterone levels after a workout.

If you notice a trend in these foods you’re not alone. They are all parts of a very healthy diet. Accompany that with regular exercise and you will help to keep your testosterone levels up, your cholesterol levels down, and your heart in tip-top shape.