Welcome to this article on foods that boost testosterone production, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what I personally eat, so what I thought I would do is put together some articles looking at the sort of meals that I have throughout the day, so you can get a better idea of how you can potentially eat for higher T as well.
So what I’m going to do is take you through what I have for breakfast most days which is my testosterone boosting omelette. I’ll be taking you through the key ingredients I typically use and provide a bit of info on on why they are foods that boost testosterone production. Now bare in mind, I’m no maestro in the kitchen, so I’ll just be listing the ingredients I use as supposed to giving you a step by step recipe. So with that caveat in place, let’ get started.
Just before we get in to the list itself, I just wanted to make it clear that where possible you should opt for organic produce and ingredients. The pesticides used on non organic vegetables and the chemicals fed to non organic animals negative impact your testosterone production and potentially your wider health.
Well an omelette isn’t an omelette without the main ingredients of eggs; and what a main ingredient they are when it comes to testosterone boosting. Eggs are high in saturated fats & a great source of cholesterol, which are the “main building blocks” of testosterone. The yolk is also a pretty good source of testosterone increasing vitamins D, K2 & B12. If you’re looking to increase your testosterone for increased muscle mass and fat loss, eggs are also a great source of protein so great on that level as well, for those of you who frequent the gym!
I recommend using butter as supposed to a cooking oil. It is another great source of saturated fats, cholesterol and vitamin K2.
White Button Mushrooms
White button mushrooms inhibit the production of the aromatase enzyme. Aromatase coverts testosterone in to estrogen, so reducing levels will lead to an automatic increase i T. White button mushrooms are also a good source of Vitmain D which as we’ve already mentions aids with increased testosterone production.
Yes it makes your wee smell and is often paired with eggs; but it also is very effective for testosterone boosting. This is due to its nutrient profile, asparagus is a good source of magnesium, vitamin K, vitamin B & D-aspartic acid all of which aid help increase T levels. It is often overlooked; but asparagus should be included in most lists of foods that boost testosterone production.
I find they help the dish taste a bit sweeter but the benefit doesn’t stop there, they also are a great source of vitamin K, and are high pretty in magnesium making them effective for testosterone boosting as well!
Spinach is another testosterone boosting “power house” and should be a featured on any list of foods that boost testosterone production. It is high in vitamin C, K & B6, it’s also high in testosterone boosting minerals Zinc & Magnesium. Finally it is a source of indole 3 carbiol, this is an anti cancer compound that removes estrogen from the body, so improves your testosterone to estrogen ratio as well!
Hard cheeses essentially have the same nutrition profile of butter, they are a great source of saturated fats, cholesterol and again Vitamin K, plus to me an omelette just isn’t omelette without cheese!
Salt while one one of your “every day” seasonings increases, first off it goes great with eggs and secondly and more importantly for this article helps it increase testosterone levels. There are a couple of different reasons as to why salt is effective at testosterone boosting and they are as follows. Having a healthy amount of salt in your diet reduces cortisol production, cortisol is the stress hormone and this inhibits testosterone production. Secondly Iodine improves the health of your thryoid and your thyroids are responsible for for hormone production, using idodized salt increases your iodine intake.
One thing I do need to highlight with salt, I don’t suggest adding it to your food unless your diet is low in salt. Avoid adding salt if you use products with added salt or if you eat a lot of pre packaged foods as these these tend to be high in salt already and as we all know too much salt in your diet is not good for you!
While parsley may be one of the more boring seasonings out their, it still adds a bot of flavour to your omelette and is an effective testosterone booster. This is due to being a source of apigenin a flavone which leads to better conversion of cholesterol to free testosterone.
I suggest opting for non salted, bacon. I personally prefer pork, as it’s a great source of multiple testosterone boosting minerals including selenium, thiamine, Zinc, Niacin and B12.
Turkey has high levels of Zinc, selenium, niacin and B12. & l-tryptophan. l-tryptophan aids stress relief & helps you to sleep better, reduced stress and a better nights sleep will help with testosterone production as well.
Final Thoughts & Future Articles
I hope you found this article useful, I’ll be putting together similar articles in the future so keep an eye out for them. If you want to know more foods that boost testosterone production, check out my article on Foods That Boost Testosterone Production – The Big List
If you want to follow a complete diet that is good for testosterone boosting, check out my of Keto Resource Review
If you have any questions with regards to this article, want an idea of other testosterone boosting foods or just have questions about testosterone boosting as a while, just drop me a comment below and I’ll get back to you.