Testosterone-enhancing Diet

The most shocking ways of lowering testosterone that are not well-advertised include:

  • Alchohol
  • Grain-fed beef and milk (including all milk products made from grain-fed milk)
  • Wheat
  • Fish contaminated by estrogen run-off from farms

There’s so much more to the story though.  Basically, the typical Western diet plus plastics and other synthetic stuff is not conducive to healthy testosterone levels.

This information is pretty raw, but I have condensed about 20 articles (or so) from a variety of sources and viewpoints, at the request of an important person in my life, so I thought after all that work I may as well share it in case someone else can benefit too.

Testosterone-boosting foods:

 

http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/testosterone-boosting-food

 

In one study, researchers found that low testosterone was tied to vitamin D deficiency in European men.

 

Tuna

Vit D

Zinc

Egg Yolks

Black Kidney and White beans

Beef

 

http://www.menshealth.co.uk/food-nutrition/eat-up-to-man-up

 

Protein foods

“Lack of protein boosts testosterone-de-activating hormones.” On the other hand, a University of Utah study found a diet overly rich in the saturated fats in beef and lamb can also make testosterone dip. The middle ground is venison

 

For virility: pomegranate juice and grapes

Raw garlic to help testosterone get into muscles instead of cortisone

Cabbage rids your blood of ‘girly hormones’ Healthy men took 500mg daily for a week at Rockefeller University; their oestrogen levels halved

 

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/the-6-best-testosterone-boosting-foods.html

 

Vit D

Pumpkin Seeds – very high in zinc

Magnesium: A study conducted by scientists in Turkey found that subjects with higher intakes of magnesium had increased testosterone swirling around.5 Of note, the study found that magnesium was more effective at bolstering testosterone if paired with high-intensity exercise.

Vitamin C and Whey Protein – lower stress after work-outs so less cortisol

 

https://www.anabolicmen.com/foods-that-boost-testosterone-naturally/

 

Grains (esp. the gluten in grains) mess up t-production, so eat potatoes as carbs – all different kinds of potatoes including sweet potatoes

Macadamia Nuts are the best kind – some other nuts actually inhibit t-production

Grass-fed bison bars

Beef gelatin

Brazil Nuts – selenium is very important – directly linked to t-production

Extra-virgin olive oil as main source of fat: Since there’s literally a study where young Moroccan men changed to extra virgin olive oil as their main source of fat, and in 2 weeks their testosterone levels increased by 17%.

Raisins: Secondly, 100 grams of raisins contain ~3 mg’s of boron, which is a not too popular mineral that has increased testosterone levels quite significantly in few scientific studies (studystudy).

Parsley:

The researcher at Texas tech found out that apigening increases the amount StAR (steroidogenic acute regulatory protein) inside the testicular leydig cells.

Why is this great you might ask? Well, StaR is the binding protein that transports cholesterol into the mitochondria inside your ballsack, essentially converting it to free testosterone.

Ginger: Not only that, but several animal studies have identified ginger as an androgenic compound (studystudy), while one Iraqian human study noted a 17% increase in testosterone levels after ginger supplementation.

Raw cacao

Eggs

Real Salt

Avocado

White Button Mushrooms exert anti-estrogenic effects, since they seem to naturally block the aromatase enzyme which converts testosterone to estrogen (studystudystudy).

Minced Meat

Pomegranates

Blue Cheese

Dark Berries

Onions

Garlic

Zinc

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/20-best-testosterone-boosting-foods/ss-AA9jB1V#image=2

 

Honey – contains boron

Cabbage

Asparagus

Garlic

Eggs

Banana

Watermelon

Ginseng

Almonds

Zinc

Porridge Oats

Citrus Fruits

Spinach

Grapes

Wild Salmon

Avocado

Tuna

Pomegranate

Meat ( meat-free diet is said to lower T due to less protein)

 

http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2016/04/08/7-testosterone-boosting-foods.aspx

 

Dr Mercola says, zinc and Vitamin D are essential. Stress lowers T.

Pomegranate

Olive Oil

Zinc

Cruciferous Vegetables

Broccoli and cauliflower may help a man’s body excrete excess estrogen and increase the amount of testosterone available to cells. Indole-3-carbinol, a compound found in cruciferous vegetables, may increase the excretion of estradiol (one estrogen hormone) in some men by up to 50 percent, thus increasing the amount of testosterone available.11,12

Whey Protein

Garlic

5 more ways to optimise T:

Weight Loss

Exercise

Vit D and Zinc

Reduce Stress

Reduce Carbs

 

http://www.muscleandfitness.com/nutrition/gain-mass/6-testosterone-boosting-foods

 

Egg yolks

Cruciferous vegetables

Oysters/Zinc

Garlic

Spinach – packed with magnesium

White-button mushrooms

 

http://get-a-wingman.com/13-best-natural-testosterone-boosters-herbs-and-foods-that-increase-testosterone/

 

Pumpkin Seeds

Avocado

Kale

Matcha Green Tea

Gluten-free grains

Grapes

Fenugreek

Bananas

Mushrooms

Black Beans

Garlic

Goat Weed

Acerola Berries

Vit D

Olive Oil

Good Carbs

Zinc

Magnesium

 

https://www.anabolicmen.com/foods-that-block-aromatase-enzyme/

 

Celery Stalks

Red Grapes

Olive Oil

White button mushrooms

Zinc (oysters)

Cruciferous Vegetables

Parsley

 

http://drjockers.com/aromatase-inhibiting-foods-and-herbs/

 

Cruciferous vegetables

Healthy fats

Alium Family:  The aliums include garlic, onions, scallions, chives and leeks.

The most powerful flavones include chrysin which is found in passionflower and apignine which is found in chamomile.

Flavonones:  These are found in citrus fruits and in particular lemons and limes.

Anti-Oxidant rich herbs:  Herbs such as oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage and turmeric are loaded with volatile oils that promote liver detoxification.   Turmeric has a potent ability to destroy estrogen receptor positive cancer cells which are the most commonly found cells in breast, uterine, ovarian and prostate cancer.

Clorophyll and fermented foods

 

(NOTE: the above article has HEAPS of references)

 

 

 

http://www.ucheepines.org/impotence/

 

Diet: Avoid sugar or highly refined carbohydrates, and also the free fats—that is, margarine, most cooking oils, fried foods, mayonnaise, butter, including peanut butter, etc.

We advise a total vegetarian diet, free of all animal products. Make certain you get plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and some nuts, seeds, and legumes.

Exercise: Should be done daily, out-of-doors; walking is fine, or any other good kind of exercise. It should not be violent, just a brisk walk once, or preferably twice, a day, or the equivalent in gardening, indoor gymnasium workouts, stretching, etc.

Food Supplements: Try the herbal product ginkgo (made from the leaves of the ginkgo tree). It is one of the best products known for circulation, and has been known to help even when there seemed to be no known circulatory problem.

Magnesium should be tried. It can be easily taken in the form of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate), which is an excellent vasodilator. Start with one-half teaspoon in a glass of water twice a day. You can go up to one teaspoon twice a day if necessary. Back off if it causes diarrhea (it very seldom does in these low doses). Other forms are available in capsules.

Ginseng has been highly rated by the Orientals, and is at least an excellent tonic-type herb. The American, the Korean, or the Chinese/Japanese ginsengs are all about the same. Drink a cup of the tea three times a day. You can mix a teaspoonful of the American sarsaparilla with the ginseng, if you can find it. These products certainly won’t hurt, even if they don’t solve the problem; and they can be useful in just about any of the causes of impotence.

Plant sterols from certain herbs and foods may be of great value.

Herbs High in Plant Sterols:

  • Alfalfa leaf tea
  • Licorice root tea
  • Red raspberry leaf tea

Other herbs that have estrogen and progesterone precursors are hops and ginseng. All ginsengs have a lot of saponins in them.

Foods High in Plant Sterols

  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Cherries
  • Coconut
  • Garlic
  • Nightshade Family (bell pepper, paprika, pimentos, eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes)
  • Olives
  • Peanuts
  • P1ums
  • Soybeans
  • Whole grains (barley, corn, oats, rice, wheat)
  • Yams
  • Anise seed
  • Food yeast
  • Sage
  • Parsley
  • Wheat germ

https://www.anabolicmen.com/foods-that-decrease-testosterone/

 

Flaxseed

Licorice

Free fats

Mint

Alchohol

Soy Products

Trans-fats

 

(NOTE: this article has LOTS of references)

 

http://nutritionfacts.org/video/estrogen-in-meat-dairy-and-eggs/

 

Estrogen is contaminating farmed animals, milk and eggs, and also is leaching into water and contaminating fish.

 

http://nutritionfacts.org/2016/09/13/estrogen-animal-products/

 

Discusses how all animal products contain animal sex hormones – too much estrogen. Especially chicken estrogen, which is basically identical to human estrogen.

 

http://www.alternet.org/food/4-surprising-foods-packed-estrogen-chemical-linked-obesity-and-sexual-dysfunction

 

Flaxseed

Soy

Certain beans inc chickpeas – esp., sunflower oil (since sunflower seeds have natural estrogen)

Animal Products

 

Wheat Germ & Estrogen | LIVESTRONG.COM

 

Wheat is packed with phytoestrogens

 

http://www.lifeextension.com/news/lefdailynews?NewsID=11842

 

Bread makes belly fat

Carbs produce cravings

Wheat messes with estrogen

Your brain becomes addicted

Eating wheat zaps your energy

Gluten-free processed high-starch foods are not the answer

 

 

http://www.foodtrients.com/news/could-you-be-eating-too-much-estrogen/

 

 

Phytoestrogens: Legumes:  Foods like soy flour, soybeans, soy protein powder, tofu; black-eyed peas, chick peas (garbanzo beans), red beans, split peas.  Seeds: Sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, anise seeds.  Fruits:  Apples, plums, dates, tomatoes, cherries.  Vegetables:  Beets, peppers, carrots, eggplant, sweet potatoes (yams), celery.  Grains:  Wheat, barley, rice. Beer.  I recommend only herbicide-free organic produce as synthetic estrogens – atrazine and dieldrin – may also be present in commercially grown produce.

 

 

Synthetic estrogens:   Dairy, beef.  These food sources contain man-made estrogens that have been mixed into the feed that cows eat. It stores in their fat and muscle fibers and is passed into the milk. The FDA claims it does not permit the use of added hormones in pork or poultry (chicken, eggs, turkey), so these foods should be estrogen-free.  However, I recommend eating only grass-fed beef and organic free-range poultry, and organically fed pork.  Read labels. You may also get synthetic estrogens in the form of xenoestrogens – environmental sources of estrogen. Mostly these are Bisphenol A, or BPA, an estrogen that can get into your food from heated plastics.  BPA is released into your food when you microwave frozen foods, or if your plastic water bottles become heated and you then drink the water.  Be sure to empty frozen foods into a glass or ceramic bowl before heating also removing the plastic wrap.  Don’t use plastic food wraps over hot foods – use wax paper or place in a glass container.  Keep water bottles in a cool, dry, dark place, or filter your own with reverse osmosis filters. Atrazine and dieldrin are estrogen-like herbicides that can be present in non-organic produce.  Triclosan, another synthetic estrogen, is present in antibacterial soaps.  Triclosan disrupts hormones in bullfrogs.

FoodTrient recipes for estrogen blocking foods to help remove excess estrogen from your body. 

They include: Cruciferous vegetables:   Broccoli,cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts all contain a chemical called DIM, short for diindolymethane, a compound that naturally binds to estrogen and removes it from the body.

Citrus fruits: Contain flavonoids that help regulate hormones.  Tea and coffee also contain an offshoot of flavonoids – flavones – that do the same.

Herbs: Many of these are found in estrogen-blocking supplements.Turmeric, passionflower (contains Chrysin), resveratrol, fenugreek, epimedium, tribulis terrestris, help reduce excess estrogens by blocking the enzyme aromatase, which converts testosterone to estrogen in men.