Foods That Lower Testosterone – 16 Reasons To Avoid Them


So in this article we’re going to look why we should be avoiding foods that lower testosterone levels and why this is even more of an issue for men. There are a number of different health issues low testosterone or estrogen dominance can lead to, these include fitness based

Average Male Testosterone Levels

Testosterone levels in men are at an all-time low, in fact over the past two decades the average testosterone levels in men have declined quite severely!

Why Men Should Avoid Foods That Lower Testosterone

Both men and women are meant to have a balance of testosterone & estrogen, having too little testosterone and too much estrogen causes health issues for both men and women.

It is more serious for men, as men are meant to be testosterone dominant. Due to plummeting levels of testosterone in men, eating foods that lower testosterone further can lead to estrogen dominance and the symptoms that come with estrogen dominance/ low testosterone levels in men.

These symptoms can be both physical and mental. Some are extremely serious and detrimental to health.


The symptoms of estrogen dominance/ Low Testosterone

• You can develop moob/ man boobs or the medical term which gynecomastia

• You can start losing muscle mass

• You can struggle to gain muscle mass

• You can struggle to lose fat (particularly abdominal)

• You can start to gain body (particularly abdominal) fat.

• Low Sex drive

• Hair loss

• Fatigue

• Decreased bone mass

• Low semen volume

• Erectile dysfunction

• Mood changes

• High blood pressure

• Type 2 Diabetes

• Cancer

• Depression

I cover all of this in far greater detail in this testosterone and health article, I advise you check it out to get an even greater idea of the dangers of having low testosterone levels.

Think You Have Low Testosterone Levels?

If reading this article you fear that you may in fact have low testosterone levels, you can definitively check get this checked out, there are a number of private companies that provide tests for T levels. You can check out my article on this here and the UK service that I recommend: Home Testosterone Test – My Recommended UK Service

Final Thoughts

As you can see, the symptoms that can be developed as a result of low testosterone/ estrogen dominance are pretty serious! That is why we need to be wary of foods that lower testosterone. If you want to know some of the advantages of higher testosterone levels & what to eat to increase T, check out this article: foods that boost testosterone production

Future Posts & Comments

In future articles I’ll be identifying a giant list of the foods that lower testosterone so you know what to avoid. If you have any questions in the meantime in regard to your diet, the symptoms of estrogen dominance, methods to raise testosterone, foods that raise testosterone or testosterone levels in general, drop me a comment below and I’ll respond promptly. Please also let me know if there are any topics that you would like me to write an article about.


12 thoughts on “Foods That Lower Testosterone – 16 Reasons To Avoid Them”

  1. Thabo says:

    Great article.

    I am a culprit for losing muscle mass ever since I started eating vegan food and this is hectic to thing of many other things that are likely to come. However I do eat a bit of fish now to maintain the muscle mass

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Thabo,

      Maintaining healthy testosterone levels on a vegan diet can be extremely difficult, which would explain the loss of muscle mass.

      Check out this big article on foods to avoid: Foods That Lower Testosterone It will hopefully help with your diet choices as a vegan.

      I’ll be publishing an article shortly on the best foodss to eat, so keep an eye out for that!

  2. stephen says:

    That’s quite a list of low testosterone. I had no Idea that there were so many symptoms. I am looking forward to your future articles where you go into food choices and what is best to eat.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Stephen,

      I’m glad you found this useful!

      Check out this article detailing a big list of foods to avoid: Foods That Lower Testosterone

      I’m in the process of creating a big list of foods that increase testosterone production, so keep an eye out for that!

  3. Ajar says:

    I didn’t know there are foods that actually lower one’s testosterone level.
    Thanks to this article, I can identify the symptoms of low estrogen or testosterone level.
    My question is; are these symptoms applicable to both men and women?

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Ajar,

      Yes in a lot of cases the symptoms are applicable to both men & women, although certain ones such as developing man boobs are obviously only applicable to men. I’ll be creating an article highlighting a more exhaustive list the symptoms for both men & women soon, so keep an eye out for that.

  4. Marvin says:

    Nice article, it definitely highlights all the symptoms of low test but what foods actually lower testosterone?

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Marvin,

      If you want a big list of foods that lower T, check out one of my new articles: Foods That Lower Testosterone – The Big List That details all the different foods you’re best off avoiding!

  5. Tina says:

    Hi! I’ve known for a long time that with both men and women a balance of these two hormones is essential and the side effects caused by too little of either one is very bad.

    But what I didn’t know is that it’s becoming more common for men to have too little testosterone. I also didn’t know that there are foods that can lower testosterone.

    I’m curious though. In your opinion how much do you think foods really contribute to the problem?

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Tina,

      It’s a combination of things, there has been a lot of wrong informmation circulated deomonizing fats and promoting high carbs foods which is a major issue but also thinkgs like lack of sleep and many chemicals we’re exposed to daily leads to a big decline in testosterone balance & disrupts hormones balance.

  6. Hi!

    Great post! As a middle aged man I really focus on a diet that keeps me healthy and strong with a lot of energy. I try to avoid putting anything in my body that might make me unhealthy! I appreciate knowing I’m doing the right thing!


    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Steven,

      Good to know!

      Especially as middle age is around the time Testosterone levels start to severely decline, if you need any further tips or pointers, just let me know!

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