Welcome to this article on foods that boost testosterone production, in this article we’re going to look at my recommended vegetables to include in your diet for increased T. A lot of people just think of steak or eggs when they think of increasing T but there are plenty of vegetables that can be considered foods that boost testosterone production. So let’s check out these vegetables and why they increase T.
Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse and should always be included in any list looking at foods that boost testosterone production. It’s’s a rich source of Zinc, Magnesium & Vitamin B6 and vitamin C, all of which aid testosterone production! It is also a great source of indole 3 carbinol (found in many leafy vegetables, this is an anti cancer compound that also removes estrogen from the body, which aids your testosterone to estrogen ratio!
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 leads to higher T.
Cabbage is an extremely rich source of Vitamin K, which is shown to be an effective testosterone booster, in fact a 1/4 of a cup provides over 100% of your recommended daily values. Cabbage is another good source of indole 3 carbinol, leading to reduced estrogen & a better testosterone to estrogen ratio.
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 K & C, magnesium and our old friend indole 3 carbinol. If, you aren’t familiar with the relationship between magnesium and testosterone, check out this article on Ways To Increase Testosterone Naturally With Magnesium
It’s rumored that just smelling celery is enough to increase testosterone production. I still however advise to consume it though! That way you get the high vitamin K hit that is responsible for the increase in testosterone production. If, you want to find out more about how vitamin K is linked to testosterone production check out this Ways To Increase Testosterone Naturally With Vitamin K Article.
Is one of my person favorite vegetables and much to my delight has a great nutrition profile for increased production. Being a good source of many vitamins and minerals that aid & increase testosterone production including magnesium, vitamin K, vitamin B & D-aspartic acid. Asparagus is also high in antioxidants which again bring multiple health benefits, including increased T.
Sprouts like most cruciferous vegetables are a great source of indole 3 carbinol. They are also a great source of vitamin k, 1/2 a cup of Brussels sprouts provides just under 100% of your recommended daily amount.
Sweet Potatoes & Potatoes
These two may be considered an unusual addition to your list, neither of these have a nutrition profile that is particularly good for increased testosterone production. The reason they are included in this list is they are naturally complex carbohydrates, a deficiency in carbs will lead to lowered testosterone production. So you want ideally natural occurring carbs and secondly complex as suppose to simple carbs, as simple carbs can turn spike blood sugars, which leads to insulin release & insulin suppresses testosterone production.
Broccoli is another nutritional champion, it’s a good source of multiple vitamins and minerals that aid with testosterone production. This includes vitamin K, 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, to find out more about zinc and it’s relationship to testosterone, check out this article on Ways To Increase Testosterone Naturally – Get Enough Zinc
Swisschard is good source of magnesium, vitamin C & K. As we’ve covered elsewhere in this article, all three help with testosterone production.
Spring Onions/ Scallions
Spring onions/ Scallions are a good source of vitamin K & 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 f vitamin k and magnesium for increased testosterone production.
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 higher levels of T. 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 Foods That Boost Testosterone Production – The Big List Article – 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.