Are you familiar with the food reality television series called Man v. Food?
If you’ve at least seen a couple of episodes, you’ll probably find yourself craving for big, juicy cheeseburgers, thick and tender steaks, and sandwiches packed with huge chunks of purely marinated meat.
These my friends, are the quintessential “man food” that most food enthusiasts have mistakenly been led to believe.
Heavy pounds of meat conjure up thoughts of manliness. Heck, the show even features mostly men in restaurants having the time of their lives while heartily enjoying their calorie-laden, over-the-top, gastronomic “man meals.”
Besides, eating lots of meat doesn’t do much except heighten cholesterol levels and puts your health at a disadvantage; especially if you watch Man v. Food with regularity and subsequently, cave into your cravings every single time it kicks in.
The real “man food” for health experts are those that increase testosterone naturally.
You’d be surprised to know that fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins are the kinds of food that boosts testosterone and not the slab of ribs you had for dinner. Aside from the essential nutrients, the health benefits from consuming fresh fruits and vegetables are boundless.
For instance, eating fresh fruits and veggies reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease, helps to improve blood pressure, and lowers the chances of getting diabetes, plus a lot more!
So what are these testosterone boosting fruits and vegetables? Here, let me enumerate.
Eating grapes helps to boost testosterone because of the resveratrol content found in its skin. So the next time you pay a visit to the supermarket, don’t forget to fill your cart with a bunch of grapes.
According to researchers from Penn State University, men who consumed high intakes of mono-saturated fats such as avocados had more testosterone and a lower concentration of bad LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol in their blood. However, some men find avocados unappetizing.
So what can a man do if he doesn’t like to eat avocados as is? One way is to incorporate avocados into salads or to mix it with other dishes to neutralize the taste. Containing folic acid and vitamin B6, avocados are important constituents in the production of testosterone.
Who would have known that a tasty tuna sandwich could help to increase testosterone naturally? Your testosterone will surely skyrocket up to 90% according to a study done at the Graz Medical University in Austria, while greatly lowering the chemical SBHG or Sex Hormone Binding Globulin which is a component that is responsible for reducing free testosterone and your libido.
Not only should you regularly enjoy a healthy tuna snack for a good source of protein, but it will be a feast for your body because tuna newly replenishes testosterone.
Don’t feel guilty ordering two servings of omelets for breakfast because eggs can actually increase your testosterone. Testosterone is synthesized from cholesterol and eggs are an excellent source of cholesterol. If you get bored with omelets, you can always make hard-boiled eggs, have an egg burrito, or look up recipes online that contain eggs.
Toss all these lush vegetables into a bowl and create the perfect testosterone-boosting salad! All these veggies contain Diindolylmethane, a compound that is found to balance estrogen and testosterone levels, as well as increase free testosterone in the body.
About the Author: Ira Deano is a registered nurse working for Naturaltongkatali.com and is an avid health writer who keeps herself abreast of the latest research and studies on Health related topics. Ira believes in the benefits of continued learning and aims to inspire and make the world a better place for both men and women through her writings.
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