Which Vegetables Rank Among My Foods That Boost Testosterone Production?
Some Of Them Will Likely Surprise You!
Read On To Find Out Whether The Veg You Perceive As Being The Best For You
Make My List Of Foods That Boost Testosterone Production!
A lot of people just think of steak or eggs when they think of boosting testosterone; but there are plenty of vegetables that can be considered foods that boost testosterone production. So let’s check out these vegetables are and why they increase testosterone naturally.
Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse and should always be included in any list looking at foods that boost testosterone production.
It’s a rich source of Zinc, Magnesium & Vitamin B6 and vitamin C & all of these are a natural testosterone booster!
Spinach is also a great source of indole 3 carbinol (found in many leafy vegetables, this is an anti cancer compound that also removes excess estrogen from the body, which aids your testosterone to estrogen ratio!
Something to highlight is that you need to make sure you cook the spinach due to oxalates. These are antinutrients & when eaten in excess can prevent nutrient absorption, soaking & cooking helps remove them & that is why it is a must!
It has naturally occurring bacteria’s & probiotics, these help improve gut health. Improved gut health leads to a reduction in the levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
If, you aren’t aware the release of cortisol actually inhibits the release of testosterone, so anything that reduces cortisol equates to a natural testosterone booster.
Cabbage is an extremely rich source of Vitamin K1. This converts in to K2 which is shown to increase testosterone naturally. Cabbage is also another good source of indole 3 carbinol, leading to reduced estrogen.
Kale is considered by many to be a super food and pretty much earns that status as far as foods that boost testosterone production go.
It’s another great source of vitamin K1 & C, magnesium and our old friend indole 3 carbinol.
If, you aren’t familiar with the relationship between magnesium and testosterone, check out the article below.
It’s rumoured that just smelling celery is enough for boosting testosterone. I still however advise to consume it to get the full effects! Celery is also a decent source of vitamin K1, plant sterols which positively impact the production of testosterone & other sex hormones.
Finally, celery is also a source of the flavonoid, apigenin which helps converting cholesterol & lowering aromatisation, which is the process where testosterone is converted to estrogen. So in all celery is a bit of super food for testosterone production.
Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables and much to my delight has a great nutrition profile to increase testosterone naturally.
It is a good source of many vitamins and minerals that aid & boost testosterone production including magnesium, vitamin K1, B9 & D-aspartic acid. Asparagus is also high in antioxidants which again bring multiple health benefits, including boosting testosterone.
Sprouts like most cruciferous vegetables are a great source of indole 3 carbinol. They are also a great source of vitamin k1. So if you aren’t a fan of the other cruciferous vegetables, sprouts can be a good alternative.
Sweet Potatoes & Potatoes
These two may be considered an unusual addition to your list, neither of these have a nutrition profile that is explicitly good for boosting testosterone production.
The reason they are included in this list is they are naturally complex carbohydrates, a deficiency in carbs will lead to spikes in cortisol, which leads to lowered testosterone production.
So ideally you want to consume naturally occurring carbs and secondly complex as suppose to simple carbs, as simple carbs can turn spike blood sugars, which leads to insulin spikes which suppress testosterone production.
The other benefit of potatoes is unlike whole grains, they aren’t a source of gluten & other anti-nutrients, which can ultimately lead to less nutrients being absorbed and as a result, lowered testosterone production.
Broccoli is another nutritional champion, it’s a good source of multiple vitamins and minerals that are a natural testosterone booster. This includes vitamin K1, C & B6; zinc, selenium and Magnesium. Another great source of indole 3 carbinol, so again removes estrogen from the body.
You may have noticed that Zinc has been mentioned a couple of times in this article, you can find out more about zinc and the relationship to testosterone by checking out the article below.
Swisschard is good source of magnesium, vitamin C & K1. As we’ve covered elsewhere in this article, all three help increase testosterone naturally.
Spring Onions/ Scallions
Spring onions/ Scallions are a good source of vitamin K1 & b6, an excellent source of vitamin C, and a good source of magnesium. They also contain a number of other vitamins and minerals. For my money spring onions are often overlooked in terms of the health benefits that they bring.
Cauliflower like the rest of the cruciferous veg on this list is a good source of indole 3 carbinol, removing estrogen from the body to improve your testosterone to estrogen ratio. Cauliflower is high in vitamin C and is a good source of vitamin k1 and magnesium for a natural testosterone booster.
White Button Mushrooms
These “cheap & every day” mushrooms, pack quite a punch as far as testosterone levels are concerned. As a starting point they inhibit the aromatase enzyme, aromatase actually converts testosterone in to estrogen, so inhibiting this automatically means boosting testosterone.
They’re are also one of the few food sources of vitamin D, vitamin D deficiency is often one of the most common reasons for people to suffer from low testosterone.
Final Thoughts & Other Articles To Check Out
I hope you have found this article useful and if you didn’t already, now have an appreciation that not all foods that boost testosterone production are animal based.
There are plenty of vegetables that can help increase T production and fruit as well.
To see my large list of foods that increase T, check out my article below.
If, you have any questions in regard to this article or foods that boost testosterone production as a whole, just drop me a comment below and I’ll get back to you.
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