Welcome to this article on foods that boost testosterone production, I wanted to put this article together because most of the time when you hear about foods that boost T, people talk about things like steak, butter, spinach. People tend to focus on the foods high in saturated fats, monounsaturated fats and cruciferous (leafy green vegetables). What is often overlooked is a number of fruits that also aid with testosterone production. So I thought I’d put together this list on recommended fruit for a testosterone boost.
Raisins are an extremely nutritionally dense source of boron. Boron is a non-essential mineral shown to aid testosterone production. 100 grams of raisins provide approximately 50% of recommended daily amounts of boron. Raisins are also very high in resveratrol, resveratrol is thought to both increase testosterone levels and prevent the aromatisation of testosterone to estrogen. So they help increase T in two different ways.
The nutrition profile of Pineapple should make it high in any list of foods that boost testosterone production. It is a source of Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin C & Bromelain, all of which are shown to increase testosterone production. If you’re not familiar with Bromelain it is an anti inflammatory and reduced inflammation leads to increased testosterone production, Vitamin C also has an anti inflammatory effect. So Pineapple is a bit of a powerhouse as far as T production is concerned.
They are high in Vitamin C & antioxidants, both aid greatly with reducing inflammation. As we’ve covered elsewhere, reduced inflammation leads to increased testosterone production.
Prunes are another fruit loaded with boron, 100 grams provides you with about 20% of the daily recommended amount.
Grapes are high in resveratrol, it is found in the skin of grapes. Resveratrol has been shown to stop the process of aromatisation which is where testosterone is converted to estrogen, so not only does it help maintain your T levels but also keeps your estrogen levels down. Red grapes are thought to be higher in resveratrol than white grapes but both are a decent source.
Avocado is an unusual fruit in the sense that it a close fit in nutritional profile to your more stereotypical foods that increase testosterone, it is an extremely good source of monounsaturated fats. They are also high vitamin B which increases testosterone production & contain anti inflammatory products. Pretty much any list you see of foods that boost testosterone production will include avocado, which tells you how effective it is!
Blue, black, acai etc. are very high in antioxidants. Antioxidants as we’ve covered elsewhere in the article lessen the effects of inflammation in the body & reduced inflammation allows the body to produce testosterone more efficiently.
Pomegranate is a very effective testosterone booster on two fronts. It inhibits the aromatase enzyme, which as we mentioned earlier aromatase converts testosterone to estrogen. It is another fruit high in antioxidants, again this brings down inflammation so your testes perform more efficiently and produce more Testosterone.
Dried apricots again a great source of boron, vitamin C & antioxidants. As we’ve mentioned throughout this article all three greatly aid testosterone production.
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I hope you have found this article on foods that boost testosterone useful, I hope you now have an appreciation that a diet designed to increase testosterone, doesn’t mean having to abandon all fruit or just focusing on animal products and cruciferous vegetables. There are some fruits that I’ve missed off the lists as I could be here naming them all day otherwise, if there are some fruit you like to eat for increased T, have any questions on this article or have any suggestions for articles you’d like me to put together, just drop me a comment below and I’ll get back to you.