Although there are some amazing testosterone boosting foods for men out there, every single one of us out there has a deeply rooted desire… a desire to please our palate, although certain foods have a negative impact on our testosterone levels.
But if you want to keep your natural T production optimized, then you have to consider science-backed foods such as eggs, oysters, pomegranate, olive oil and coconut oil.
As men, our main health-related task remains to keep an androgen-friendly environment in our bodies. Do you think that nutrition plays a vital role in your hormonal balance and more specifically your testosterone production!? You bet!
The significance of what enters your mouth (would’ve been tolerable if the targeted audience was female…) shouldn’t be underestimated. Stuffing yourself with garbage is bound to create a cascade of awful responses in your bodily systems. Which reminds me of an interesting quote:
“There is no sincerer love than the love of food”
To be perfectly honest with you, I agree to disagree with this gentlemen! But since I don’t want to dwell into off-topic territories here, let me just put it this way – my love for TESTOSTERONE is definitely way bigger than the one for foodstuff!
Which Foods Increase Testosterone The Most?
Here are the 5 foods that’ll skyrocket your T levels:
- OLIVE OIL
- COCONUT OIL (the name already suggests a relation to male hormone production)
Yo, before you start going all berserk on me for suggesting items which some of you haven’t even tried in their lifetime (If you don’t even know what an oyster looks like, don’t panic because you’re not alone), hold on for a second and ask yourself a question!
How frequently do you enjoy eating stuff like pomegranate or oysters? Yeah, it plays a role on where you are in the globe, although chances are you probably rely on junk food instead. Save yourself the mental trouble – Simon is going to break down each and every five of those items into easy to digest (gotcha) portions!
The Ultimate Testosterone Boosting Foods List!
Praised by many, hated by none (few at best). Too good to be true you might ask? In this case, we’re talking about the exception to the rule!
Personally, though, I find anything with a shell a bit weird for consumption. There’s just that notion of weirdness in relation to eating crabs, oysters and other seafood of that type – at least in my eyes.
So much about preferences though, you here because you want more natural T. You’ll without a shadow of a doubt start consuming large of amounts of our shelled buddies here, right? If there is even the slightest of hesitation in you, then I HAVE to show you why it’s worth the try.
Here are Oysters’ main weapons:
Our salt-water fellows are absolutely loaded with Zinc. Why is that a good thing for testosterone you might ask? Hmm, maybe because this mineral is going to help you on your way to more manhood, that’s why!
Clearly, it’s got scientific proof behind the supposed T enhancing properties and it’s NOT afraid to show it (1)! An increase in testosterone production is music to my ears, but watch out for the added bonus of – gain in sperm count. Quite a plus for your impregnation goals, if you have them that is!
Legends exist of the libido-powering effects of oysters. With more soldiers in your army (do you catch my drift?) thanks to Zinc, your partner has got to be happy!
Sperm count equals happier couples – FACT!
Another micronutrient findings it’s way here simply because oysters also contain a hefty amount of it. Magnesium is another staple in your testosterone boosting arsenal just like Zinc, so keep that in mind guys!
Of course, studies support the connection between more T and supplementation with Magnesium. It’s always nice to see an external link for more credibility, isn’t it? Researchers claim that Magnesium boosts both total and free testosterone levels (2)!
Logically, males who exercise see more benefits from taking Mag, but even the sedentary folks did see an increase in their manliness. That’s awesome… I’m sold!
A.k.a. the building blocks for pretty much… EVERYTHING in your body! Yes, you heard me – protein is basically essential for you to function. I’m sure you can put two and two together and you see where this is going…
Once again, it’s all about testosterone. Protein can actually even interfere with the creation of cortisol and by that, it can allow your body to optimize your T.
Needless to say, our beloved oysters contain high-quality proteins so there you go – yet another reason to bow down to this amazing shell-covered cuisine.
Sounds like a super-funky, out of this world combination between pom-bear and grenades, doesn’t it? Honestly, take a look at the appearance of this fruit – it totally seems to be filled with lots of tiny grenades inside!
In perfect seriousness though, this thing has a very distinct taste which you are bound to adore if you haven’t tried pomegranate yet. And this is just scratching the surface really – the potential testosterone upping aspects are what I’m going to be revealing just NOW!
Pom-e-grEnaDe screams for attention and trusts me – it deserves all it can get! They are truck loaded with vitamins (C, A, E), Iron (the micromineral, doh) as well as a healthy amount of antioxidants. Truly a remarkable piece of fruit indeed, however – where’s the direct impact on T you might ask?
Well, well, well… this red sphere is on the list for a REASON brothers! British endocrinologists picked up on the connection between the primary male hormone and pomegranate and decided to research it. Eventually, they found out that consuming pomegranate juice DOES boost testosterone!
They’re talking about an average increase of 24% in test subjects, damn it. Not only that but it helped with blood pressure control plus a positive impact on both mood and emotions (3). As amazing as the pomegranate juice is, I’d rather munch on the fruit itself – there’s something primal and manly in actually eating it.
3. Olive oil
I can already hear the mocking – how can bloody olive oil uplift The King of Hormones? Have you heard about good fats which happen to be the good guys concerning the forging of our main androgen? For a more relaxed start, let’s just say that Olive Oil has got them nice fats!
Monounsaturated fatty acids + saturated fatty acids and Olive Oil seem to have a healthy relationship. You see, they get along pretty well, they care for each other, they spend an awful lot of time together… Ahem, to restore a more MANLY tone let me tell you that this type of fat is GOOD for your T.
This product made out of olives is widely recognized for it’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory strengths – that counts for A LOT! Facts are facts my friends and yes – the mega cool effectiveness of our beloved oil has been documented.
These science fellows are talking about an almost 20% more testosterone by consuming Olive Oil for just a few weeks (4). Don’t know about you as I’m already a fan of using Olive Oil for my salads and what not, but this has to be enough proof that it does work in our favor!
4. CocoNUT Oil
An oil. Basically an oil good for your nuts, in a nutshell. Alright, some of you folks might be familiar with this bad boy, some may not. Cut to the chase – it DOES indeed heighten your testosterone production!
The whole deal about these nuts (the coco-nutty ones) is that they assist your system to deliver more cholesterol which as we already know (right?) is converted into testosterone in our nuts… okay, testicles! This mechanism is the true beauty of Coconut Oil.
Also, guys… please note that this type of oil is made of more than 90% of saturated fats and guess what? Yep, similar to Olive Oil, we’ve got a winner here – a FATTY winner. Saturated fatty acids are arguably one of the most (if not the most) important of facts concerning your positive androgen environment!
Not only is the thought of coconuts mouth-watering (since they taste like heaven in my opinion), but there’s the beautifully amazing added bonus of androgen-friendliness in particular when speaking about Coconut Oil. Let’s go for a cliche here because it would be appropriate – sounds too good to be true!
Try it for yourself then, that’s all I have to say.
Remember the movie Aliens and all of its sequels? Come on, everyone does! Well, that’s the first thing that pops into my mind when I hear the word “EGGS”… blame Ridley Scott for that!
In relation to your T levels and specifically MORE of them, of course, I’m talking about the regular type of eggs – minus the face-attaching, xenomorphic face huggers. Back in the real world, our most popular choice of eggs is… you could never guess it, honestly – chicken!
They used in various ways in different cultures, however, these little fellows are packed with vitamins, high-quality protein and brilliant, healthy fats which all assist in the testosterone production game.
An egg’s yolk (the most delicious part of it) is solidly packed with cholesterol and ding-ding-ding, testosterone is made out of what in the gonads? Yep, it’s cholesterol!
And please don’t stress too much about “overeating” on eggs. They won’t make your heart explode out of your chest from some cardiovascular disease. The myth about the relation between eggs and heart attacks has been officially and scientifically debunked (5)!
Conclusion – Keep An androgen-Friendly Diet!
You are now properly introduced to certain foods which your primary male hormone is bound to love. Whether being creative with different recipes or simply consuming one (or all) of the recommendations, what matters is that you actually DO consume them!
I’d hope that this post was of value to you guys since nutrition is always of vital importance for achieving optimal hormone levels, just like working out!
If there’s something interesting you’d like to comment on related to this testosterone boosting for men (yes, for us – men) or if there are some special recipes you might want to share… don’t hesitate, write it all in the comment section below!
P.S. I’m off now to make me some pomegranate juice mixed with coconut and olive oil while preparing oysters with soft-boiled eggs! (no idea if this is even eatable though!)
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