Is Yogurt Truly One Of The Foods That Boost Testosterone Production?
The answer is yes; but it has to be the right type of yogurt.
I’m writing this article as a follow up to the article on my testosterone boosting omelette. As I mentioned in that article, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what I personally eat, so I’m building up a series of articles looking at the different meals that I have throughout the day. The idea is that I will help you see, how I put together foods that boost testosterone to create my meals.
So moving on to the subject of this article, if you are considering yogurt as foods that boost testosterone production, you need to make sure that first of all you are eating the right kind of yogurt, so we will cover this first and then look at what else can be added to your yogurt to further boost testosterone production.
What Type Of Yogurt Should You Use & Why?
What you are ideally looking for is plain (non flavored) full fat Greek yogurt or if you can’t find actual geek yogurt, as a back up, you can consider full fat Greek style or full fat natural yogurt. I’m going to focus on Greek yogurt as that should always be your first choice and has a greater nutrition profile.
Greek yogurt differs from normal yogurt as excess water, lactose, and minerals are drained out, as a result it is lower in sugar/ carbohydrates. It is far more acidic than normal yogurt and this acidity makes it easier for the body to absorb nutrients. It is high in healthy saturated fat and HDL cholesterol, it is a good source of protein, calcium, probiotics and vitamin B12.
As far as being one of the foods that boost testosterone production, it is the saturated fat, cholesterol, B12 and probiotics that are the difference makers. Saturated fats and healthy HDL cholesterol are one of the building blocks of testosterone, vitamin B12 provides a natural testosterone boost and probiotics help keep your gut healthy.
A healthy gut is often overlooked in terms of being able to boost testosterone production; but having good gut health is linked to health testosterone production and improved wider health, it would appear your gut effects a lot of your body.
You can actually find out more about how B vitamins (including B12) help boost testosterone production and food sources of vitamin B in this article below:
I don’t usually just eat Greek yogurt on its own, there a few more ingredients you can add to make it more filling, more of a meal, taste better all while providing an even greater natural testosterone boost. The ingredients I usually add are as follows:
- Organic Pumpkin Seeds
- Organic Cacao Nibs
- Organic Honey
- Organic Raisins
- Organic Blueberries
- Organic Pineapple/ Banana
The Importance Of Organic Food
One thing I wanted highlight is that with all the additional ingredients I use are organic, I use organic food whenever possible and advise that you do the same. Organic is always best for your wider health and testosterone production.
This is down to the chemicals and hormones that are sprayed on/ added to non organic foods, both pesticides and hormones can negatively impact your endocrine system which can lower testosterone production, disrupt hormones balance as a whole and potentially cause serious health issues and negatively impact your wider health. So when thinking foods that boost testosterone production, think organic!
Pumpkin seeds are a source of monounsaturated and saturated fats, which as we covered earlier help boost testosterone production. They are also a great source of zinc and an excellent one of magnesium, two of the minerals that provide a natural testosterone booster.
Cacao like pumpkin seeds is high in Magnesium, Zinc and saturated fats to boost testosterone production. It is also high in antioxidants, this means the body is less inflamed and reduced inflammation is a natural testosterone booster.
Honey is very high in the mineral boron, a key nutrient that helps boost testosterone production. Honey like Cacao is also high in antioxidants, with the reduced inflammation providing a greater T boost.
Raisins are also very high in boron (200 grams of raisins provides your daily amount) & antioxidants. They are also a good source of magnesium, so adding this to your Greek yogurt is another good pairing of foods that boost testosterone production.
Blueberries are another fruit high in antioxidants, they also contain resveratrol which is shown to be natural testosterone booster, this is due to having an anti-aromatase effect which stops testosterone converting to estrogen. Blueberries also contain a nutrient called calcium-d-glucarate, this is thought to inhibit the effect of estrogen which is another positive.
Pineapple is an excellent source Vitamin C, vitamin C reduces cortisol and as cortisol suppresses testosterone production, vitamin helps boost testosterone production. Pineapple is also a source of the enzyme bromelain, which is thought to be a natural testosterone booster. On top of that it is also a reasonable source of both zinc & magnesium, which as we know helps further increase T production.
Banana is a source of Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Magnesium and the bromelain enzyme, as we’ve covered throughout this article all three help boost testosterone production. As mentioned earlier I usually have pineapple or banana as one of the final ingredients, to make it feel more like a dessert and both are certainly foods that boost testosterone production.
Final Thoughts & Future Meals
For me this Greek yogurt makes an ideal “dessert”, I tend to have it as the last meal of my day when I fancy something a bit sweeter tasting, so ideal if you also find yourself craving something a bit sweet. Hopefully you have found this recipe useful and has given you idea of sweeter foods that boost testosterone production.
As I mentioned at the start of this article, I’ll be creating more articles like this, looking at foods that boost testosterone production and how I put them together, to create meals for a natural testosterone booster, so keep an eye out for them.
If you have any questions in regard to this article, questions about other foods that boos testosterone production; or even requests for a type of meal to cover, just drop me a comment and I’ll get back to you. Sharing this article will also be appreciated and you the option to follow me on twitter will pop up, so check my twitter out for daily tips, in regard to testosterone production.