Having good testosterone levels is needed for every man and not only for those who are working out. There are a lot of things that can cause low levels of testosterone and you need to know what to do to prevent it (we have an article about that and how to increase your testosterone levels). Nutrition is only one of the important things which affect your testosterone. Here are the best foods to increase your testosterone level:
- Lean Beef
Lean beef is great source of protein and zinc which not only will help you with low testosterone levels but will help for the muscle growth. It also contains saturated fat, magnesium and iron. Saturated fat will help with testosterone too.
Cholesterol is good source of making higher testosterone levels and it is not as harmful as it was told to be years before. Eggs are great source of protein too, so they should be in your diet.
They are one of the best foods reach in zinc that you can include in your nutrition plan. As we mentioned zinc is very important to have healthy levels of testosterone and build muscles. They also have 10 grams of protein per 100g.
- Cottage Cheese
Not only it is great source of protein but it contains small percentage of fat. Which makes it fit perfect in your nutrition plan.
Vegetables with greatest amount of zinc are beans. Not only that but they are rich in fibers and protein and are low in fat too.
- Cabbage, Brussels sprouts and broccoli
They are reach in indole-3-carbinol. I3C is used to promote the metabolism of estrogen compounds. It may prevent levels of estrogen from becoming too high or too low. It has also been shown to inhibit the effects of the aromatase enzyme. This is the enzyme that converts testosterone into estrogen. Excess activity of this enzyme is linked to gynecomastia in men as well as weight gain and feminine characteristics. They are reach in fibers too.