Foods that boost testosterone production – My Recommended Veg

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 Bowl of spinach

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!

Sauerkraut

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

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

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

Celery celery

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.

Asparagus

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.

Brussels Sprouts

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.

BroccoliPlat of broccoli

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

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 Cauliflower

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.

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10 thoughts on “Foods that boost testosterone production – My Recommended Veg

  1. Hi Nate, I suffer from arthritis and use herbal remedies a lot, for a natural pain relief. Some of the foods you mentioned are also on my list. My husband has a lower level of testosterone, according to his doctor. He recently started medication but it doesn’t seem so helpful by now. But he probably has to wait, treatments usually require patience. But I will surely have him eat more of these testosterone booster foods. I cook a lot using celery and spinach, because they are useful for my arthritis. He’s not a fan of herbs, but he will have to become one – as these ones surely help his problem. I’m not expecting some miraculous improvement, but they will surely help on the long term. Do you have any recipe that uses as many of these herbs? If not, I will try to create one. Thanks a lot for these tips.

    1. Hi Heather,

      Yep I think a lot of these things are linked to inflammation and these vegetables reduce inflammation, which leads to increased testosterone and alleviates other health issues. Yeah if he has low testosterone I feel that medication should always be last choice.

      Yeah get him to increase his intake of testosterone booster foods, if you check out these ways to increase testosterone naturally articles you’ll get plenty of other ideas for ways he can increase T.

      If you want an idea for a recipe that will help increase testosterone, check out this Foods That Boost Testosterone Production: My Testosterone Boosting Omelette

  2. This is an awesome article on boosting testosterone. I was looking for this information and trying to figure it out, all by myself. I’m so glad to read your article, it has saved a lot of my time and efforts researching about it.

    In my home everyone is vegetarian, so the foods you have mentioned makes our regular meal. But I love non-veg more than veg, because of taste. My question is: Is the non-veg harmful for testosterone production? 

    Thanks a lot for sharing this very useful post. 

    1. Hi Akshay,

      I’m glad you found it useful!

      Actually it’s far easier to keep testosterone levels higher on a “balanced” or keto diet. This is because meat and animal products contain a lot of the healthy fats, minerals and vitamins that help increase testosterone production. Check out this Foods That Boost Testosterone Production – The Big List Article

      This will give you a better idea of what foods to include in your diet, that will increase T.

  3. Thanks for the info. I didn’t know that Magnesium was so important for the T levels. I appreciate the different Veggies that aids the production of Testosterone. I’m sure that after reading this I will need to increase my vegetable intake.Not only for T levels but as was brought out for energy increase and even the creation DNA etc. Would I get the same benefits if I used a Magnesium Supplement? 

    Thanks again

    David W.

    1. Hi Lonnie, 

      Yep magnesium is important for your testosterone levels and is needed for hundreds of functions within the body, I advise trying to get magnesium through your diet but yes supplements work just as well in terms of getting enough magnesium. Check out this article on ways to increase testosterone naturally by getting enough magnesium to find out more about food sources and supplements

  4. Hey, I have learnt so much from this post. I’ve been following a keto diet for 5 years, and hope it hasn’t made me produce too much T, but I wonder if it also helps balance hormones in women, as all of what you have posted (except the potatoes) are in line with a keto diet. My husband also follows this way of eating, so it’s reassuring to know his testosterone levels will be maintained. He is diagnosed at Type 2 diabetic, so his body has been inflamed for a long time. I’m hoping this will help him with his overall health, but after reading this list, I’m reassured he’s on the right path which will help his testosterone levels naturally through natural food choices. Does Testosterone levels usually decline as we age?

    1. Hey Kat,

      I often recommend the Keto diet as a way to increase testosterone production. As a female as long as you aren’t artificially adding testosterone to your body, you should never produce too much, most people (men and women tend to produce too little T) so the keto diet should help you balance hormones.

      Yeah the keto diet is great for bringing down inflammation lowering blood sugar and increasing T levels, so your husband should be fine on the testosterone side of things. Testosterone does naturally decline as you age (about 1% per year after the age of 30) but your diet having the right exercise regime and avoiding certain chemicals can help you slow down the reduction for improved health/ longer youthfulness.

      If you ever run out of idea in terms Keto meals to cook, I suggest you check out this review of Keto Resource, it’s a diet plan I recommend to my followers on here.

  5. These are some great choices here for boosting testosterone. I was surprised by the Cabbage. I ate that as a child growing up in Arkansas but have not touched it in years.

    I did not realise that such a small portion was needed to do the trick. We cannot go wrong with these choices. There is something here for everyone . I already know I need to start adding these to my list of healthy foods.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hey Nate,

      I’m glad you found this useful, yeah cabbage is great for increased Testosterone production due the high levels of Vitamin K and the fact that it contains indoles which removes estrogen from the body. I suggest you check out this big list of Testosterone Booting foods to get an idea of a larger list of foods to/ you can include in your diet

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