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Top 5 testosterone-boosting foods for men

Testosterone levels tend to decline in men as they age. These 6 testosterone-boosting foods can help you fight father time and stay young at heart.

Low testosterone is a common condition in men. Testosterone is essential to health, and responsible for the following bodily functions and attributes according to Healthline:

• Sex drive
• Sperm production
• Fat distribution
• Bone density
• Red blood cell production
• Muscle mass

Lower testosterone can lead to symptoms such as lower sex drive and even depression. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should see your health practitioner to get tested.

Diet can help get your testosterone levels back on track. Let’s look at the top 5 testosterone-boosting foods for men.

1. Leafy greens:

Leafy greens like kale, spinach, swiss chard and bok choy may help get rid of extra estrogen in the body and may increase the amount of testosterone (T) available to cells.

Tip: Use dark leafy greens in your salad rather than lettuce

2. Eggs:

Eggs are a rich source of vitamin D, which is essential for healthy T levels. The good cholesterol in eggs can also help with T levels. Some health experts recommend avoiding eggs if you have a cholesterol condition.

Tip: Poached eggs are the healthiest way to eat them. Make sure your eggs are organic and cage-free.

3. Tuna:

Tuna is another amazing source of vitamin D, which is a testosterone booster. It has also been shown to reduce levels of the hormone ‘Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG),’ which is believed to be linked to lower sex drive.

Tip: Make sure your tuna is organic, sustainably caught, and from a reputable source. Also make sure that it is dolphin-safe.

4. Oysters:

Oysters are often associated with romance and libido, and for good reason. They are packed with zinc, which is believed to help boost T levels, sex drive, and potentially even sperm count.

Tip: Try a plate of oysters on your next romantic night out with your special someone

5. Pomegranate:

Is there a sexier fruit than pomegranate? The deep dark rich color from the juice, the pretty little seeds when you break open the fruit – it’s all good. Research has shown that drinking pomegranate juice daily can increase libido and T levels significantly.

Tip: Try pomegranate seeds on your salads or in smoothies

6. Maca

Maca is often called “nature’s viagra” for men and and is known to boost energy. Maca is a plant native to the high Andes of Peru. It is part of the mustard family, and is also known as “Peruvian Ginseng” because of its medicinal properties. Of all plants grown in the Andes its nutritional value is among the highest.

Tip: Try our maca powder libido enhancer tea recipe.

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REFERENCES:
1. “7 Testosterone-Boosting Foods.” Mercola.com. Mercola.com, n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2017.
2. “Diet Right: 8 Testosterone Boosting Foods.” Healthline. Healthline, n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2017.
3. “10 of the Best Testosterone-boosting Foods.” Men’s Health. Men’s Health, 10 Jan. 2017. Web. 28 Mar. 2017.
4. “Low Testosterone in Men.” Healthline. Healthline, n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2017.

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