Foods That Boost Testosterone Production – T Boosting Yogurt
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
Find Out What Type You Should Be Opting For & The Additional Testosterone Boosting Foods That I Add To Mine
This article is part of a series on the foods that boost testosterone production I eat on a daily basis.
You may also be interested in my article on my testosterone boosting omelette.
So on to this article, if you are considering yogurt as one of your foods that boost testosterone production.
You first need to make sure you are eating the right kind of yogurt, so over this first.
Then we will 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.
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.
Healthy HDL cholesterol is 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.
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 find out more about how B vitamins help boost testosterone production and food sources of B vitamins in the below article:
What Else I Add
I don’t usually just eat Greek yogurt on its own, there are a few more ingredients you can add to make it more filling.
It should also taste better all while also providing an even greater natural testosterone boost.
The ingredients I usually add are a selection of the following:
- Organic Pumpkin Seeds
- Organic Cacao Nibs
- Organic Honey
- Organic Raisins
- Organic Blueberries
- Organic Pineapple
- Organic 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 saturated fat.
They are also a great source of zinc and an excellent one of magnesium, two of the minerals that provide a natural testosterone booster.
Something to be wary of is that they are very high in omega 6, which leads to increased inflammation & lower T.
So if your omega 3 – 6 ratio is something you are worried about/ needs reviewing, either avoid or keep intake minimal.
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 a source of 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.
While the antioxidants & being a source of boron is good, I keep it as an occasional treat.
In reality you would need a ton of honey to get enough boron. The other thing is that it’s very high in sugars, which spike insulin, inhibiting T production.
So I suggest keeping honey intake minimal & ideally infrequently. Reserve it for treats.
Raisins are also a good source boron, antioxidants, magnesium and resveratrol which blocks the conversion of testosterone to estrogen.
So adding this to your Greek yogurt is another good pairing of foods that boost testosterone production.
Again something to be wary of is the sugars, I’d stick to a maximum of a handful.
Blueberries are another fruit high in antioxidants, they also contain resveratrol.
As mentioned above; this has an anti-aromatase effect, stopping the conversion of testosterone 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 which reduces cortisol. Which is a big positive as cortisol suppresses 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.
The same as with the other fruit, I do need to stress that portion control is important, as pineapple is also pretty high in sugar!
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.
Just to stress the point for a final time, watch the portion control due to the sugars, leading to insulin spikes which inhibit 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.
So this is ideal if you also find yourself craving something a bit sweet.
As I mentioned at the beginning I tend to pick a selection of the ingredients above, usually I will have cacao nibs & one/ two pieces of fruit.
This is to keep to keep sugar levels down!
Hopefully you have found this recipe useful and has given you idea of sweeter foods that boost testosterone production.
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