So There Are Herbs & Seasonings That Can Be Considered Foods That Boost Testosterone Production?
Yes there certainly are and that is what we are going to look at in this article. We will be looking at what these herbs and seasoning are and why they help with increased testosterone production, so let’s get cracking with the list.
Parsley is probably one of the most boring things flavour wise that you can put in your spices cupboard. What it lacks in flavour though is more than made up for, when you look at the testosterone boosting properties! Parsley contains a flavone called apigenin, apigenin enables better the conversion of cholesterol to free Testosterone and free testosterone is ultimately the most important kind, so ignore the blandness and add to your food!
Baking soda doesn’t necessarily spring to mind when thinking about seasoning; but with that being said it can add some “pep” to your meat seasoning (I like adding it my chili chicken & pork seasoning). It is believed it can add a bit of pep to your testosterone levels as well. This is due to increasing activation of protein Kinase (PKA) and there has been evidence that shows PKA can improve the sensitivity of testosterone receptors, which allows for more testosterone to enter the cell and ultimately increase levels.
Fenugreek is a herb that is often found in curry dishes, research suggests that it boosts testosterone production by reducing the amount of enzymes that convert testosterone into estrogen. In studies conducted in to the effect of fenugreek on men, it has shown that men who took fenugreek saw increases in both total and free/ available testosterone levels.
Fenugreek may also be something you want to consider supplementing with, you can find out more about supplementing with it and the research mentioned above, in this Testosterone Boosting Supplements Article
Again this may not be considered a typical part of seasoning but there are certainly occasions to add to certain dishes and I’d encourage you to help season your meat. Not only can it to the taste of a dish or your meat, the high levels of Vitamin C means it reduces the levels of cortisol in the body. If you’re not aware cortisol restricts the production of testosterone, so the less cortisol present in the body the higher your T will be.
I imagine this is something you all have at home in your cupboard or on your spice rack. You may be surprised to know that it aids with testosterone production. This is due to the Iodine content, Iodine helps the thyroid gland with hormone production and the hormones include testosterone.
I view honey as a healthier way to sweeten food and potentially meat. Honey is high in Boron, a mineral that helps increase testosterone production, you can find out more about Boron and testosterone production here:
If you want to create a sweet flavoured meat or even sweeten up your sauces a bit, put down the sugar and the artificially sweet cooking sauces, add a bit of honey instead, they’re naturally occurring carbohydrates so better for your wider health and your T levels will certainly benefit a bit as well!
Ginger is a common household spice (you probably have some at home). There is strong research demonstrating that it can boost testosterone production and reduce inflammation (which also leads to increased T). There have been several studies conducted in to the effects of ginger on testosterone production, most of these have done on rats but one of the few involving humans showed an increase of 17% in testosterone levels after three months of taking ginger.
You can find out more about this study and the volumes you likely need to achieve those results in this article: Testosterone Boosting Supplements
Garlic contains a compound called allicin shown to increase testosterone production, garlic also contains antioxidants which will reduce inflammation in the body and importantly the testes. This means the testes will function more efficiently, which also means greater testosterone production.
Turmeric is another common staple in curries, it is an extremely powerful antioxidant and can reduce estrogen levels. Its anti-inflammatory capabilities support overall hormonal health and help elevate testosterone levels. There have been a number of studies conducted on rats monitoring their testosterone when given turmeric, all have shown a significant increase in T production
I hope you have found this article on herbs and seasonings that improve testosterone helpful, hopefully you can see why I consider the above as foods that boost testosterone production. If you have any questions in regard to anything on this article; or in regard to foods that boost testosterone production as a whole, just drop me a comment below and I’ll get back to you.
If you want to find out about other foods that boost testosterone production, you can check out my big list of recommended foods that boost T, take a look here: