As much as you may love them, some of your favorite foods may be hurting your testosterone production.
One of the most important things you can do right now to ramp up your testosterone levels is optimize your diet. We’re always saying it – but it’s true! Diet changes alone can dramatically pump up your testosterone levels. And best of all, it’s all natural and simple.
So what foods should be avoiding? You can probably rattle off a number of them on your own. But here are some of the worst culprits…
Foods That Reduce Healthy Testosterone
If you’re serious about increasing your testosterone levels, these are foods that you should avoid whenever possible or enjoy only on occasion.
- Conventionally raised beef, chicken, and turkey
Cattle, chickens and turkeys conventionally raised are filled with growth hormones (estrogen) to make thh3 fatter and are typically fed genetically modified (GMO) grains such as corn and soybeans. Buying organic and non-GMO is always the best choice.
- Farm-raised fish
Because salmon, talapia, and other farm-raised fish are raised in pens, they’re subjected to antibiotics, growth hormones, pesticides, and other toxins that we eventually consume when we eat these fish.
- Soft drinks or sodas
Their high sugar content leads to weight gain and lower T levels.
- Most fast foods
Burgers and hot dogs are some of the worst offenders. They use low grade meat and get processed with high chhemical content that can lower testosterone.
- French fries and other fried foods
Loaded with trans fats, they affect sperm quality and are bad for fertility. They’re also highly addictive which leads to weight gain and lower T levels.
It’s the amount you drink that can affect your T levels. Studies show that heavy alcohol consumption is strongly correlated with lowered T levels.
- Ice cream
Mostly loaded with sugars and sweeteners. If you crave ice cream, try yogurt and frozen yogurt instead.
Most pasta is acceptable, but don’t eat large portions of it. Our bodies convert excess carbs into sugar (glucose), which is stored in fat . . . unless you’re physically very active and exercise a lot.
- Snacks and processed foods
High in trans-fats (any vegetable oils that say “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated”),sugar, chh3ical preservatives, and other ingredients that can affect testosterone production. Again, it’s worth it to opt for organic choices!
- Breakfast biscuits and cookies
Generally, they’re greasy and rich in trans fats and other unhealthy ingredients.
- Processed foods
Of all kinds!
- Canned foods
They contain preservatives and too much salt or sugar. The lining of cans usually contain BPA, which is known to raise levels of estrogen in our body.
- Nachos and Chicken wings
Sorry! Nachos are loaded with carbs and nacho cheese is more like plastic. Wings are no better, especially fried and greasy.
- Foods and beverages high in sugar
Dr. David Williams, a medical researcher, biochhemist and chiropractor, points to a recent study that shows consuming sugar significantly cuts the levels of circulating testosterone in the blood — by as much as 25%.
- Soy products
Soybeans contain high amounts of phyto-estrogenic isoflavones which can activate the estrogen receptors and down regulate the testosterone receptors. It’s also believed to interfere with iodine uptake in the thyroid gland which can lower T levels in men.
So there it is: the key foods to avoid if you’re serious about boosting your testosterone. Even if there are a few favorites in the mix, isn’t your longterm health and vitality worth giving up those the short-lived pleasure of a cheeseburger? It’s time to take action… Try a one-day simple fasting, or refresh your refrigerator with these go-to few organic foods. Remember to check out our Guide to the Top Foods for Natural Testosterone Boosting. Don’t waste another minute!