Testosterone, one of the body’s most powerful hormones, plays a major role in male sexuality and muscle mass.
It is also responsible for lesser known functions that include hair growth, overall energy and well-being, and bone density.
A man’s testosterone levels will begin to decline around the age of 30 and will continue to decline as he ages. These lowered testosterone levels can lead to health conditions including low sex drive, obesity and depression. If you’re a man and you suspect certain symptoms might be related to your testosterone level, you’ll want to be tested and consult with a doctor about the best route for you to take.
To help keep you at the top of your game, we offer some tips on natural foods and exercises that are known to naturally boost your testosterone levels. These tips are appropriate for pretty much anyone because they are naturally beneficial, but are particularly good strategies in helping to boost testosterone levels and sex drive.
Bring on the Healthy Fats
Despite what you’ve heard about fat, to perform optimally, the body requires healthy fats, the types that are derived from animal and plant sources. Good sources of healthy fats are found in avocados, raw nuts, organic pastured egg yolks, coconuts and coconut oil, raw grass fed butter, olives and olive oil, grass-fed meat, palm oil, and unheated organic nut oils.
Optimize the Levels of Your Minerals
Zinc and Vitamin D are minerals that are important in testosterone production. Good sources of zinc include fish and meats, raw milk, cheese, beans, and yogurt. Vitamin D can be best obtained by about 20 minutes of daily sun exposure, and supplements are also available.
Omega-3 tablets and fish oil pills help support the production of testosterone.
These types of exercise have been found to increase sex drive and boost testosterone levels:
- Full-body weight lifting with increased weights and decreased numbers of reps.
- Forced reps of weight lifting meaning, when you’ve finished your reps, try to force a few more.
- Lower body workouts like lunges and squats
What to Avoid
While there are things that we know that work to boost testosterone levels, there are also a few things that should be avoided.
- Sugar: Not just sugar but cutting out pasta, bread and grains is beneficial.
- Stress: There are many natural relaxation skills such as breathing, meditation and yoga that can help to reduce your stress levels.
- Certain Sports: Endurance sports such as marathon running and long-distance cycling.
- Rest Period: Short rest periods are not as beneficial as longer rest periods between reps.
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