Concerned about your testosterone levels dropping as you age? These 13 foods are scientifically proven to aid in testosterone production and maintenance.
Testosterone is a vital hormone in the body.
It influences numerous tissues, not just the reproductive organs. It plays an important role in building muscle, cardiovascular health, overall hormonal balance, as well as mood regulation and influencing your metabolic rate.
You can help your body maintain normal T levels by eating certain foods that have supportive actions for hormone production.
One of the main things you need to get right in your diet is your intake of healthy dietary fats.
Not all fats are bad. Testosterone production relies on fats to form its structure. Steroid hormones such as testosterone use fatty acids as a vital building block. Without enough fats, T hormone production will suffer as sometimes seen in men on vegetarian or vegan diets.
You can’t just start consuming any fats and expect good results. It has to be of the healthy kind.
Choose grass-fed meats to ensure high quality fats to fuel T production. Grass fed meats are from animals that feed on grass, not grains.
The meats from grass-fed animals are leaner and more nutrient-dense. They are also free of compounds that can wreak havoc on your testosterone and estrogen balance, such as xeno-estrogens and artificial growth hormones.