Are you losing muscle? Getting weaker, and/or fatter? Then you are suffering from low testosterone.
Testosterone is a critically important hormone responsible for muscle and bone development and health, blood cell production, and a host of other processes. Unfortunately, as we get older and fatter, testosterone production declines. It's a bit of a catch-22: The older and fatter we get, the less testosterone our bodies make; and the less testosterone our bodies make, the older (physiologically speaking) and fatter we get.
Additionally, lower testosterone levels have been associated with a number of health conditions, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and heart problems.
While some folks get external testosterone treatments, this is problematic. These treatments have serious side effects associated with them, including causing your body to shut down all natural production of testosterone, which can kill you when you stop taking the treatments.
So what to do?
Below I created a list of foods that studies have shown have the ability to help increase healthy testosterone production:
Fatty Fish - i.e., salmon and sardines (choose wild-caught whenever possible).
Dark Leafy Greens - i.e., spinach, kale, and collard greens.
Cocoa products - i.e., cocoa powder, cacao nibs, or low-sugar dark chocolate.
Berries, Cherries, and Pomegranates (raw).
Shell Fish - i.e., shrimp, crayfish, crab, lobster, clams, scallops, oysters, and mussels.
Vitamins - i.e., vitamin D, magnesium, and zinc.
Additionally, starting a resistance training exercise program can help your body increase its testosterone production.
Stay away from these things that may lower your testosterone production:
Drugs (any usage).
Vegetable Oil - this is so bad that it also wreaks havoc on all the systems in your body.
Processed Foods - i.e., convenience meals, frozen foods, and prepackaged snacks.
Soy and soy-based products (they're healthy and loaded with nutrients, but may be associated with reduced testosterone levels).
Mint - i.e., spearmint, and peppermint (they're healthy and loaded with nutrients, but may be associated with reduced testosterone levels).
Licorice root (they're healthy and loaded with nutrients, but may be associated with reduced testosterone levels).
Flaxseeds (they're healthy and loaded with nutrients, but may be associated with reduced testosterone levels).
Nuts (they're healthy and loaded with nutrients, but may be associated with reduced testosterone levels).
So there you have it guys. If you are losing muscle, getting weaker and/or fatter, follow these tips to start increasing your low testosterone levels.
If you have any questions on how to implement these health changes successfully into your life, message me, I'm here to help.
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