Top 5 Testosterone Boosting Foods For Men

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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”

– George Bernard Shaw

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!

Couple of eggs placed in a bowl
One of testosterone’s best friends here – good old eggs!

Which Foods Increase Testosterone The Most?

Here are the 5 foods that’ll skyrocket your T levels:

  1. OYSTERS
  2. POMEGRANATE
  3. OLIVE OIL
  4. COCONUT OIL (the name already suggests a relation to male hormone production)
  5. EGGS

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!

Freshly opened oysters ready to be served
Boatloads of Zinc inside, just watch out for them pearls though!

1. Oysters

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:

  • Zinc

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!

  • Magnesium

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!

  • Protein

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.

2. Pomegranate

Pomegranate sliced in two on a table
Sliced grenades!

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

Olives with cup filled with olive oil
This is the oil that’ll make you a MANLY man!

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

Coconut sliced in two on a table
Coconuts are super tasty and super T-friendly as well!

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.

5. Eggs

Broken egg with the yolk still intact
Bonus points if you consume them raw, like Arnold!

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)!

Smiling old man holding a metal shovel
This guy has a low body fat % and probably better health markers than teenagers… because he eats REAL food.

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!)

Yours truly,

Simon
Founder of Testosterone Nerd
E-mail: simon@testosteronerd.com

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Can boiled eggs be used to eat the egg yolk? When you cook the egg does it take the benefit out of it? Are there other foods that boost Testosterone other than what you showed me in your article? A lot of questions I know, but something I’d like to know. Overall a very good and informative post, thank you sir.

    • Howdy Larry,

      You sure ask a lot of questions, but that’s actually a good and always a pleasure to help folks out.

      Your first question is rather self-explanatory because yes, you absolutely can eat only the yolk if you want to, after you boil them.

      Honestly though, eat the whole egg and don’t be picky, because you will be missing out on some valuable protein and other preocious nutrients.

      About cooking eggs and if it makes any difference – exposing them to heat DOES NOT change their nutritional value. But you can always consume them like Arnold did, raw baby (although I personally never do that)!

      As for other testosterone boosting foods… the ones I listed are the top guns. Sure, things like garlic and spinach could’ve been added to the list but like I said – only the top of the top are included.

      Cheers,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  2. I never thought there would be a subject on this my friend and I was weirdly enough talking about foods that can boost that for men, we got into a huge argument about it lol. Now I can use this against em.

    Also the info you are giving looks awesome but I have one problem why oysters man. they dont even look good, plus are there any meats that can do the same?

    • Hello there,

      Yeah, now you can go and shove this article in your friends… whatever. Just tell him that you’re right!

      As for oysters – I’m not the biggest fan of seafood myself. However! Sometimes we have to make exceptions, you know, sacrificing certain things in the name of others.

      If you are still so anti-oyster, then beef could be a decent replacement for you. It also hosts good amounts of zinc – one of the main weapons in the arsenal of the aforementioned clamshell creatures.

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  3. Hey Simon!

    Thanks for giving us a heads up on which foods to include in our diets. I liked how you didnt just lay out a list of 100, but rather the top best foods, and how you broke them down into their own headings. You made it quite easy to me to know which foods to add by also listing them at the start, so I could pick which ones I want to read about 🙂

    Thanks man!
    Cody

    • Hey.

      Glad you found it helpful, this always puts a smile on my face.

      I do intend to craft user-friendly articles so that all the information is easy to digest. Making a wall of text with 294385460 different foods would be something from outer space.

      Now go get you some T boosting foods and start eating!

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  4. Your testosterone food list is interesting, being female it intrigued me because doesn’t testosterone in females convert to estrogen. Anyway, I’m a big fan of most of those foods except those slimy oysters lol. I used to eat loads of them when I lived in Mexico, but they aren’t easily available in the UK – maybe that’s why had bad PMS lol too many oysters.

    Zinc and magnesium are good, but they need to bioavailable to absorb fully into the body. I like zinc it keeps away the colds and makes me dream nice things.

    • Hello there!

      You are correct, like 100% correct – ladies DO convert most of their testosterone into estrogen. Pretty much the opposite of us men, as we only do so with about a tenth of our T transforms into the female hormone.

      Oysters are cool but if they’re not your cup of tea – don’t sweat it! There are plenty of other options!

      Zinc is indeed rather awesome, but yeah – bioavailability is crucial. Zinc Orotate is considered the best but it’s a rare one from my experience. Basically, any chelated form should do the trick.

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  5. Hello

    It is interesting and beneficial for a guy to know which foods is good for boosting his testosterone, how would a person know if they are getting enough of these foods?

    I eat eggs pretty much everyday, but never oysters ever and persimmons sometimes when they are not too expensive. I do use coconut oil regularly, is there a home test I do to check my levels without going to a doctor?

    • Hey.

      You have an intriguing question here – how do you know if you’re eating enough of the T-boosting foods? There’s no secret number that we should strive for. It’s not like you instantly become ultra-mega alpha male if you eat 5 pomegranates for example. Just enjoy them as much as you want while keeping in my mind the awesome added bonuses.

      Concerning your testosterone levels – I’ve written a lengthy post related to this. The most trustworthy way of checking your levels is through doing a blood test – saliva and urine home kits are available too but I would only use them as a last resort if I don’t have access to a lab or something.

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  6. This is a great post. I’ve learnt so many things that I didn’t know about the different types of food, and how it affects testosterone levels. People don’t normally discuss the effect that testosterone has on a man’s health.

    But this list of foods will definitely help many men out there to improve their male vitality. I hope you could introduce some recipes in your next article. That will surely be a great help!

    Very informative article!

    • Hey.

      Nutrition affects every process in our bodies, testosterone is no different. And yeah, this whole subject needs more time under the spotlight – food can make or break one’s manhood.

      Interesting idea about sharing some recipes – might do that in the future. I’m definitely NOT a chef by any stretch of the imagination, but It might be a fun thing to do!

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  7. Hi Simon,

    I am not a man, but I did find your article pretty interesting and informative. I have a site and YouTube channel that are all about beneficial foods. Your site, more than once has been an eye opener for me.

    I am very familiar with all of the foods you mentioned. Being a woman that doesn’t often have to worry about testosterone issues, I never knew ANY of them were testosterone boosters. This is great information! Thank you!

    I will keep all of things in mind if/when folks have questions.

    Thanks,

    JaemiO

    P.S. I firmly dislike the taste and texture of oysters, but I love what they do for our water systems.

    • Hello!

      Glad you liked my work – by all means, feel free to share it through social media or simply follow T.N. on different platforms!

      Next time your man has trouble on deciding what to eat, show him this article.

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  8. I find this site very interesting, I have diabetes and suffer from the symptoms this site is taking about……but I find that if you sniff too many strong poppers it can be bad for the Testosterone as well……I was so worried I was losing my sex drive that I blamed my diabetes but now I have it under control…….I will visit this wonderful site again.

    • Hi and welcome Samuel.

      Are you referring to poppers as those nasty chemicals that you inhale, the drug-like stuff? If it’s the same then quit that by all means. It doesn’t matter if it affects your testosterone, just stop doing it for good!

      Glad that you’ve got your diabetes under control now, keep it that way!

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  9. Very interesting post man, thanks for sharing. I knew about eggs but not oysters or coconut oil! So if I start using coconut oil to cook and fry with, would that help? I wasn’t sure there was an optimum way to use coconut oil, like putting it in a smoothie maybe? Any advice would be much appreciated, cheers.

    • Hi there, Mr. Olivier!

      Personally, I’m not a fan of frying food. But if you absolutely have to fry whatever you want to fry, then coconut oil is your best bet, hands down. It’s the healthiest oil to use for frying.

      And you can consume coconuts in any way you want. There’s even a coconut chips!

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

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