Aside his business/job, one thing that can kill a man faster is his inability to prove his manly or sexual prowess. Really, nothing hurts a man’s ego more than his inability to have a child, last longer in bed or pride in the power of his manhood. There are many factors which could lead to these, such as age and other medical situations. Likewise there are many means which could be explored to bring a solution, one of them is food.
The saying, “you are what you eat”, is not just a saying it is a reality and so today on the food segment, we are going the uncommon way. I’m certain KOKOFoodies may be wondering what’s happening as you might have been expecting to learn a new recipe or something about the kitchen.
You know, food and our health work hands in gloves, so let’s do this! Meanwhile did you see the Five Natural Foods Women Should Eat For A Flourishing Uterus? Check it out.
Testosterone is a male sex hormone that plays a role in fertility, sexual function, bone health, and muscle mass. It is necessary for the red blood cell production and reproductive tissues like the testis and prostates. It is also a vitally essential hormone that increases growth hormone in men, making it a common target for body builders. It helps not just in muscle building but also keeps you in good physical health and prevents osteoporosis.
As said earlier, a man’s testosterone level will fall naturally with age, some medical conditions, lifestyle choices, and other factors can also influence the amount of this hormone in the body. Medical treatments can raise low testosterone levels, especially in younger men, but a person can also encourage the body to produce more by making some changes to the diet and lifestyle.
Today, we are looking at 8 foods that can boost the testosterone for manly activities. 1. Oysters: this seafood contains more zinc per serving than any other food — and zinc is important for sperm health and reproductive function. Males with severe zinc deficiency may develop hypogonadism, in which the body does not produce enough testosterone. They may also experience impotence or delayed sexual maturation. People can also find the mineral in other shellfish, red meat, poultry, beans and nuts. It is important to note that zinc and copper compete for absorption. Take care when choosing supplements to avoid consuming too much of either mineral. 2. Potatoes: Carbohydrates are important s an energy source and for testosterone production. In fact potatoes being free from gluten are a better source of carbohydrates than grains so you don’t face gluten problems that stimulate prolactin having negative effects on the production of testosterone. Potatoes are the best form of carbohydrates among foods that increase testosterone production in the body. 3. Coffee: coffee contains caffeine that boosts cAMP levels that amplify testosterone levels. Coffee makes your nervous system more sensitive and perceptive, helping you to be more focused and alert. It is also a good instant energy source for workouts. Antioxidants present in coffee are of great importance to the body including protection of the liver. But that doesn’t mean you should drink around 10-15 cups 5in a day.You will be fine and your testosterone will go up, by simply drinking one-two cups daily. 4. Raisins: raisins have anti-inflammatory properties and contain important antioxidants like resveratrol that have a direct effect on testosterone production. It has been observed to increase testosterone while decreasing estrogen in the body. It even contains the mineral boron that helps to the increase in testosterone production. Raisins are a natural among foods to increase testosterone. Dates are good too, and nuts. 5. Onions: you know about ginger, how about onions? Onions provide many health benefits, from supporting the heart to slimming the waistline. They are also good sources of several nutrients and antioxidants. In addition, onions may increase low levels of testosterone. In a 2012 study with a rat model, researchers found that a daily intake of fresh onion juice for 4 weeks significantly increased serum total testosterone levels. 6. Eggs: Eggs are rich in proteins and vitamins including calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, manganese, vitamin E, folate and many more as they contain a good amount of beneficial amino-acids and high fatty acid ratios. Such fatty acids are crucial for producing testosterone. The yolk of the egg is highly rich in cholesterol that has already been stated to be the raw material that gets converted to testosterone. 7. Fatty fish and fish oil: Fatty fish are specially beneficial as they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. A person can also boost their fatty acid levels by taking fish oil or omega-3 supplements. Reports have it that fish oil can increase the quality of semen and the serum testosterone levels by improving their fatty acid profiles. Examples of fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids include mackerel, salmon, sardines and trout 8. Plant-based Milk: Many plant milks, such as those made from almonds, soy, oat, coconut, cashew and rice contain 25 percent of a person’s vitamin D requirement per serving. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient and it helps to increase testosterone levels in men. However, it is always best to verify nutritional contents of the milks by checking labeling. NOTE:
While foods can be a solution to low testosterone, foods can also be a problem. Some foods to avoid for while desiring to raise the testesterone level are processed foods (some frozen or prepackaged meals and snacks are processed foods. They offer little nutritional value and tend to be high in calories, salt, fat, and sugar), canned or plastic-packaged foods and alcohol.
Processed foods often contain high amounts of trans fats, which can reduce testosterone levels and impair testicular function, according to the results of a 2017 study.Photos Credit: Getty