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Testosterone Killing Foods

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One important aspect of a man’s life after the age of 30, is their testosterone level. What are the things that are killing the testosterone in their body?  The first thing that can kill testosterone is being overweight. Fat cells are known to produce estrogen, which is the female hormone that can kill testosterone in the body. The body will also have a hard time producing testosterone if it is lacking in certain nutrients. Zinc and magnesium are the most important of all the nutrients because they are both needed in the production of testosterone. 

The top Testosterone Killing Foods

Some foods are better for your testosterone levels than others.  The top Testosterone Killing Foods are listed below, and it would be a good idea to avoid them if you have low testosterone levels.

Alcohol

alcohol

The most popular type of food or substance that could decrease your testosterone levels dramatically, would be alcohol. Alcohol is the most used recreational drug in the world and the most commonly used addictive substance. Excessive alcohol consumption is one of the most common causes of low testosterone levels. Long-term alcohol abuse can lead to alcoholic fatty liver disease and other severe medical conditions.

Processed Foods

processed foods

Another common food that dramatically lowers testosterone levels, is processed foods. Processed foods lower your testosterone levels and make it very hard for you to build lean muscle mass. If you want to boost your testosterone levels, you need to start eating healthier and avoid processed foods whenever possible, especially processed foods high in sugar and saturated fats. 

Sugar

sugar

Another way to dramatically lower testosterone levels is by eating foods that are high in sugar. Sugar lowers your testosterone levels and makes it very hard for you to build lean muscle mass. While sugar is not as bad as processed foods, it is still something you should avoid or limit. You don’t have to avoid all sugar, but you should avoid processed sugar and other foods with added sugar, like sodas for example. Again, you should also avoid all processed foods. But, if you can’t resist a little chocolate, have a small piece, and don’t forget to enjoy it. There is no fun if you feel guilty about it.

Saturated Fats

saturated fats

Saturated fats will kill your testosterone levels, so stay clear of fatty cuts of meat like bacon and rib-eye. steak. In research studies, women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) were put on a low-carb diet. Within just 8 weeks, the women experienced a significant increase in testosterone levels (2-fold in the first 5 days ) and DHEA levels increased as well (3-fold in the first 5 days).

Soy

soy

Soy decreases testosterone levels dramatically. Soy products are used in many processed foods and certainly should be avoided for those of you who have low testosterone levels. Soybeans contain phytoestrogens. These are plant estrogens that mimic the female hormone estrogen in your body.  Because of this, men who consume high amounts of soy products can have high levels of estrogen in their bodies. This is because soy products disrupt the balance of estrogen in your body, leading to higher estrogen levels. This is NOT a good idea for men, especially those with hormone-sensitive cancers like breast, prostate & testicular cancer. Why not just eat organic soy products?  The problem is that soy is found in many “mystery” foods and is often hidden in food labels. Many people don’t realize that soy is used as a filler in meat products.

4 Ways To Increase Testosterone

Ways To Increase T

We have all heard about the benefits of increased testosterone levels in the body. It can help with muscle mass, bone density, mood, and sex drive. Below are 4 ways to increase testosterone levels.

Sleep

The importance of sleep, in general, is under-rated. Not getting a good night’s sleep regularly, can cause health problems. In terms of increasing testosterone levels, good quality sleep is one of the key factors. Keep a regular sleeping schedule. This means going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, even on weekends. Body temperature, for example, remains steady in a regular sleep pattern. On the other hand, irregular sleep patterns can cause fluctuations in body temperature. Testosterone levels are affected by sleep patterns. In healthy men, testosterone levels peak in the morning, but low levels can cause a reduction in libido, erectile dysfunction, and decreased energy. In women, irregular sleep can affect their menstrual cycles.

Exercise

Exercising regularly can increase your testosterone levels. It is important to remember that it takes a good amount of exercise to increase testosterone levels. But if you really want to increase testosterone levels, you need to do intense exercises. The intensity of the exercise that you do is the key to doing a good workout. The best way to do intense exercises is to have a good plan. We will talk about this in-depth, in another article.

Less Stress

Stress is a huge factor in testosterone levels.  Do not take the word stress lightly, it can really affect you in a negative way. It is advised to do one thing each day to relieve or cope with stress.  This is a huge topic so I encourage you to look into it.  You will be surprised at how much stress will affect you. One of the best ways to relieve stress is to get away.  

Do you have a favorite vacation spot or a place that you love to go to?  Think about going there.  When you get back, think about what you did and how you felt while you were there. Now, think about how you feel right now.  Your body is just as capable of going to that same place right now if you give it the right instructions.  You just have to know what those instructions are.  Before we go further, please know that this blog is not intended to give you a script of what to say to yourself.  There are literally thousands of ways you can talk to yourself.

Supplements

supplements to boost testosterone levels

For many years now, supplements have been a very effective way to increase testosterone levels. Supplements are easily one of the most important ways to increase your testosterone levels. We have listed the Best Testosterone Boosters in another article, and you can have access to this list by clicking here! 

Final Thoughts

It might sound easier than what it really is, but above, we have listed simple ways to avoid decreasing testosterone levels. We have also mentioned 4 ways to increase and boost testosterone levels, which is quite helpful. To read Related articles about Testosterone, click on any of the buttons below.

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