How 3 Simple Foods Can Boost Strength, Burn Fat, & Light A Fire In The Bedroom
You don’t need to tell most guys how important testosterone is for their health and happiness.
These days, most people are very aware of the roles that our hormones play in shaping how we feel, how we look, and how we act.
Your average Joe now knows that testosterone is largely responsible for governing how much muscle mass we are able to build, how confident we feel, as well as controlling our sexual appetite.
It’s not surprising, then, to see the explosion of testosterone boosting supplements happening right now. Every supplement store now features dozens of products promising to put your testosterone levels through the roof.
These products all claim to give you renewed vitality, to maximize muscle mass growth, and to help keep you energized in the bedroom.
But one thing that many people don’t realize is that the best, most effective ingredients in these supplements are usually readily available from food.
The ingredient lists may sound incredibly exotic and scientific, but typically, you can get similar doses from foods found in your local supermarket.
There’s no need to spend money on expensive supplements, or to go out of your way to find exotic herbs and fruit extracts.
There are several common foodstuffs that have been proven in clinical studies to raise free serum testosterone.
Here are 3 of the most effective and the most readily available. You may find that you already eat some of these foods on a regular basis. All of them will be available from your local supermarket.
Most importantly, all of them have serious scientific backing – or to put it another way, they really work!
This one may come as a bit of a surprise. Normally, bodybuilding and fitness blogs recommend salmon as the cornerstone of a healthy breakfast.
They quote the high prevalence of DHA and protein in salmon, as well as the lack of cholesterol.
But these things are fairly unimportant when it comes to maintaining healthy testosterone levels.
Halibut, on the other hand, contains very large amounts of a potent natural testosterone booster: D-Aspartic Acid.
This humble amino acid has been shown in a number of studies to boost free testosterone levels by as much as 60%, even in healthy young men.
As this article explains, D-Aspartic Acid consump
tion triggers the release of Luteinizing Hormone from the pituitary gland. This in turn tells the testes to start pumping out more testosterone.
D-Aspartic Acid is found in a wide range of foods, including soybeans, asparagus, eggs, and cheese. But halibut is by far and away the most potent source of D-Aspartic Acid.
Just 2 small fillets can provide more than 5g of D-Aspartic Acid.
That’s much more than you will find in the best testosterone boosters around today!
Nuts are generally very good for you. They contain lots of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. They are also a great source of protein.
But Brazil Nuts in particular are excellent for raising natural testosterone production.
That’s because they contain such a high concentration of selenium.
This mineral is central to the testosterone production process. Several studies, such as this one, have shown that there is a strong correlation between serum selenium availability and free serum testosterone levels.
The researchers in that above study found that selenium was a strong enough predictor of serum testosterone to conclude the following: “We therefore conclude that there is a relationship between the serum levels of zinc, selenium and testosterone in infertile males and that these parameters be considered when investigating cases of infertility in males.”
Rectifying a selenium deficiency might be a quick and easy way to put your testosterone levels right up to where they belong; at the top of your natural, healthy range.
Just 100g of Brazil Nuts provides an astounding 2000mcg of selenium: or almost 3000% of your RDI!
There’s therefore no need to even make sure you are getting a full 100g per day.
A handful of crushed Brazil Nuts is more than enough to give you all the selenium you need to keep your testosterone levels nice and healthy, which in turn means more muscle mass, more productive workouts, and a more active bedroom!
This one is going to be new to most of you, but parsley does indeed seem to be a powerful natural testosterone booster.
Parsley contains a flavone, called luteolin.
Amazingly, some studies have found that luteolin may dramatically decrease the rate at which testosterone is converted into estrogen in the human body.
How it seems to work is pretty straightforward.
Luteolin appears to be a fairly potent aromatase inhibitor.
Aromatase is the enzyme that turns excess testosterone in the blood into estradiol. This in turn is converted into estrogen.
Well, luteolin inhibits the formation of aromatase.
Less aromatase means less frequent conversion of testosterone to estradiol and estrogen.
That means higher free-floating testosterone levels in the blood.
Now, there are very few natural aromatase inhibitors that have been proven to work in clinical studies. Luteolin is one of the few to have real scientific backing.
This study, for example, found that “luteolin inhibits estrogen biosynthesis by decreasing aromatase expression and destabilizing aromatase protein, and it warrants further investigation as a potential treatment for estrogen-dependent cancers.”
That’s a pretty concrete conclusion.
The effect of luteolin on aromatase activity is so strong that it warrants further study as a potential treatment for some estrogen-dependent cancers.
Luteolin isn’t a cancer cure of course, but its power is clear.
Parsley happens to be one of the best sources of luteolin we know of: 100g of dried parsley provides 19.75mg of luteolin.
Chopping a handful of fresh parsley onto each of your meals will give you enough luteolin to benefit from its aromatase inhibitory effects.
The Testosterone Brunch
Listed above are just 3 widely available, cheap, and delicious foods that have the ability to significantly increase your free serum testosterone levels.
Many of the premium priced testosterone boosting supplements you will find in your local GNC used ingredients extracted from these very foods.
A typical $50 stack might contain 2,000mg of D-Aspartic Acid, 100% of your RDI of Selenium, and 40mg of Luteolin.
As we’ve shown, you can get much more of these ingredients by simply eating the foods listed above.
Not only is using real food more cost-effective and more efficient, but it’s much more delicious too!
What’s more appealing; consuming some gelatin capsules each morning, or sitting down to a testosterone boosting brunch of halibut, poached eggs, crushed nuts, and fresh parsley?
Try introducing this meal once or twice per week to give your test levels a kick. There are many foods out there which contain potent natural testosterone boosters. Don’t be afraid to experiment and make your own! Post your own anabolic breakfast creations in the comments!