10 Foods that boosts Testosterone.

These foods can help you to naturally boost and supplement your testosterone levels, you can get these foods at your local market or the shopping mall and try as much as possible to incorporate it in your dail

Testosterone is the male hormone responsible for all male traits, the hormone makes you a man, though women have got a little of it.

I had to study and compile the list of testosterone boosting foods one can get close him due to its importance. Like we all know, this hormone is responsible for any thing manly in man, and its lack or shortage spells doom for the man.

Thanks to Rob Miller founder of SupplementCritique.com over 7 years ago, and has been the chief editor ever since. He has a diploma in Advanced Dietary Supplements Advisor, and worked at GNC for 3 years and for  making this research  and actually compiling these list of foods that can boost one’s testosterone.

when asked what’s the best way to increase testosterone, and usually the answer is pretty simple: Get more sleep, lose weight, lift heavy, avoid certain foods, and reduce stress.

The #1 thing that will help boost your testosterone levels is simple: diet.

With that said, putting together the perfect diet is no small (or inexpensive) feat!

Fruits / Veggies
Healthy Fats

Fruits / Veggies

1.) Kiwi

Native to north-central and eastern China, Kiwifruit is rich in Vitamin C and E, and a good source of dietary fiber. (Source)

Studies on Vitamin C have shown to preserve testosterone concentrations, as well as reducing levels of circulating cortisol.

What does this mean for you?

Well, increased levels of cortisol are released in the adrenal glands during instances of stress. Because testosterone is released in the adrenal glands as well, this can have a direct influence on how much testosterone the adrenal glands are pumping out.

Kiwi will help to reduce the amount of cortisol released, effectively boosting testosterone.

2.) Oranges

Don’t like the taste of Kiwi? Well, who doesn’t like the taste of oranges!?

Similarly to kiwi, Oranges and orange juice pack a HUGE dose of Vitamin C, which has all of the same benefits we discussed above.

Not only will it lower circulating cortisol levels, but it has numerous other benefits, including protection against auto-immune disorders, cardiovascular issues, and even with skin texture. (Source)

3.) Grapefruit

Another great food that builds testosterone is grapefruit.

For those who aren’t big fans of Oranges, Grapefruit is a great alternative.

Not only can grapefruit lower your blood sugar and promote regularity, because of it’s Vitamin C content it can also increase testosterone.

However, you have to be careful about consuming too much Grapefruit.

You know those warnings you see about grapefruit on medication labels?

Well, it turns out that consuming grapefruit can overwhelm the liver by metabolizing it through the P450 pathway, or the same pathway that medications are typically metabolized through. (Source)

This can cause a host of problems, and you should definitely heed the warning if you’re taking any medications that have it.

It’s also speculated that grapefruit can actually LOWER testosterone levels by increasing estrogen levels.

Studies have yet to prove this, and anecdotal reports also seem to support the idea that it shouldn’t have ANY effect on testosterone levels. (Source)

Grapefruit is definitely a tasty choice, but I would put it lower on my list if I were you.

4.) Pineapple

Pineapple has always been my favorite choice when it comes to fruit. Not only does it taste great, but it’s also a testosterone rich food.

For one, it contains a health dose of Bromelain, which is an enzyme that is literally only found in pineapples and bananas.

In a study involving 15 highly trained competitive cyclists, Bromelain was shown to reduce fatigue AND maintain testosterone concentration. (Source)

It’s unclear why this was the case, but it’s suspected to reduce exercise-induced muscle damage and inflammation, which results in faster recovery times.

Pineapple also contains an average dose of 432 mg of Vitamin C per serving, which gives it all of the testosterone boosting benefits we discussed above.

If you’re looking for a great natural food to help this, pineapple should definitely be on your testosterone boosting foods list.

5.) Tomatoes

Depending on who you ask, Tomatoes can be classified as either a fruit OR a vegetable.

Tomatoes are a major dietary source of Lycopene, which is an antioxidant with numerous health benefits.

I know what you’re thinking!

Isn’t lycopene a food that LOWERS your testosterone?!

Well, that’s what a study on the matter found out.

Hear me out first…

The study, which involved rats, showed that by pumping them with a big dose of lycopene, phytofluene, or tomato powder, serum testosterone concentrations were recorded at 30% – 40% LOWER than the control group. (Source)

HOWEVER (and this is a BIG however), the amount of lycopene they were force feeding these rats was the human equivalent of eating 3.3 tomatoes PER DAY.

Would you eat 3 – 4 tomatoes per day?

Most people don’t.

Tomatoes have been mentioned as a leading food to boost testosterone by numerous outlets, including Livestrong.com.

6.) Red Bell Peppers

Red bell peppers contain a pretty significant dose of Vitamin A, which was linked to an increased production of testosterone in an abundant amount of animal studies.

In one study, which involved rats, showed that increased Vitamin A consumption resulted in decreased estrogen production in male testicles. (Source)

This same study also noted increased basal testosterone secretion, and an increased transport of Iron, whose absorption increases with increased testosterone.

Perhaps the most intriguing study conducted on Vitamin A’s effects on testosterone was one conducted on 102 teenage boys suffering from delayed puberty.

In the study, which was divided into 4 groups, the group that received Vitamin A and Iron therapy saw practically the EXACT same results as the group given ACTUAL testosterone injections. (Source)

Sure, you can get Vitamin A from many sources, but Red Bell Peppers have LONG been considered one of the best foods that raise testosterone production naturally.

7.) Bananas

The jury is still out on Bananas and their effect on testosterone function, but there is some evidence that this fruit possess libido enhancing effects.

Because it contains a healthy dose of Vitamin B6, some studies have indicated that a diet insufficient in Vitamin B6 consumption can actually REDUCE circulating concentration of testosterone in plasma. (Source)

In short, if you’re deficient in Vitamin B6, it can have a HUGE impact on your overall testosterone levels.

Just like with Pineapple, Bananas also contain Bromelain, which as we mentioned earlier helps with maintaining testosterone concentration.

8.) Watermelon

Some of you may have seen Watermelon in my article on foods that actually lower testosterone, but hear me out.

Watermelon has been revered by some in the scientific community as being natural viagra, primarily due to its L-Citrulline content. (Source)

L-Citrulline converts to L-Arginine in the liver, and when this happens it causes a process called Vasodilation.

During vasodilation, the smooth muscle tissue surrounding the cell walls relax, allowing for increased blood flow.

Along with this increased blood flow comes, you guessed it, better quality erections.

While it’s unknown as to whether or not Watermelon will ACTUALLY increase your testosterone levels, it will certainly make you feel like it’s shot up!

9.) Grapes

Specifically red grapes, the skin contains resveratrol, which is a proven aromatase inhibitor.

What does that mean?

Well, Aromatase inhibitors are actually a class of drugs that are used to treat gynocomastia in men.

They’re also very popular in bodybuilding

10.) Blue Berries

Blueberries actually contain two substances that work to naturally increase testosterone levels.

Like grapes, blueberries – specifically the skin – contain resveratrol, which works as an Aromatase inhibitor blocking the conversion of testosterone into estrogen.

It stands to reason that if less testosterone is being converted in to another substance, you get the benefit of more active testosterone in your system.

Not to mention that as a guy working on his body, want as little estrogen as possible coursing through your veins.

Calcium-D-Glucarate is the other relevant substance in blueberries.

It acts as an estrogen blocker to help maintain a testosterone positive hormone profile in your body.

Calcium-D-Glucarate is actually used to treat some estrogen dependent cancers (though the evidence for its effectiveness so far is inconclusive). (Source)

Additionally, blueberries provide Vitamin C, which we talked about above for its antioxidant and testosterone boosting benefits as they relate to decreased cortisol levels.

With all these testosterone related benefits, it’s hard to deny blueberries are one of the best choices if your goal is to increase levels naturally.

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