Testosterone is the main male hormone. It plays a role in packing on and building muscle, maintaining a healthy sex drive, keeping body fat low and energy levels high. It’s the hormone that’s responsible for masculinity and for quality of life.
Though all men have testosterone, levels vary from person to person, and they decrease as men age.
A decline in testosterone can cause undesirable effects such as weight gain, depression, lack of interest in sex, while a boost in testosterone levels can make you feel healthier.
How can we boost our testosterone levels?
Today I’m going to share with you seven tips for natural treatments of low testosterone. If you have low testosterone, like many men do, you’re going to find that these natural cures will absolutely help you overcome it faster.
A lack of sleep can cause low testosterone levels. So getting more sleep is very important. Make sure to get adequate sleep every night. The amount of sleep healthy adults need may vary, but the usually recommended amount is 7 to 9 hours to optimize testosterone production. Sleep deprivation can have a negative impact on men’s testosterone levels. The more sleep you get, the better your body can produce testosterone.
2. Don’t Go Low Fat
Stop following these fat-free diets and add in a lot of healthy fat in your diet. Fat is vital for testosterone production. Most men with low testosterone are consuming too much junk food, too many carbohydrates. You’ve got to get rid of that stuff and load up on healthy fat. Cut down your carbs and eat more fat.
Dietary fat isn’t all bad, unlike what we have been conventionally told. A diet containing ample amounts of saturated and mono unsaturated fats can increase testosterone levels. If you want to optimize your testosterone production naturally, increasing your intake in foods rich in these fats will do you good. Almonds and other nuts, avocados, olive oil, coconut oil, red meat, egg yolks, and cheese are great picks.
3. Get Rid of Your Belly Fat
Most men don’t even know this, but belly fat is proven to cause low testosterone. Though a diet in good fats is essential to boosting your T-levels, you still should lose any excess body weight (if you do have it). Overweight men tend to have low testosterone levels, since excess fat usually stimulates estrogen secretion.
Estrogen serves to counteract the effects of testosterone, so this is not a great way to go about raising your T-levels.
As a man, when you have excess estrogen in your body, your body becomes a fat-storing machine.
The hardest part about increasing testosterone is the sequence you must increase it in. A lot of people start eating a lot of fat, since cholesterol is very important to boosting testosterone.
First, don’t start eating a lot. Get rid of your belly fat quickly. If you have a belly and you want to lose that body fat first, you want to go on a calorie deficit. I mean, still be on a high-fat diet, but cut your calories.
4. Get Your Workout On
This not only helps you reduce your body fat and get rid of your belly. Exercise increases testosterone levels, and it also makes you feel better and more energized.
Especially weight training boosts T levels significantly. Going in the gym at least three days a week, ideally four or five days a week, and lifting heavy weights is great. You’re going to find that you’re going to see huge results in your testosterone levels after some time. The more you stimulate your muscles, the more testosterone your body secretes.
Make sure you get enough zinc. This element plays an important role in your testosterone production, and the good news is you can easily get it from your diet. Foods rich in zinc include oysters, crab, lobsters, spinach, nuts, beans, avocados, and whole grains.
6. Vitamin D
One of the most important nutrients that can help boost testosterone levels is Vitamin D. If you are low in Vitamin D, it will absolutely crush your testosterone levels. So you want to be getting out in the sun at least (!) 20 to 30 minutes a day. If you are inside all day, any day you’re not getting 20 minutes of direct sunlight on your skin, you miss a chance to get Vitamin D.
You can do everything in the world, but if your Vitamin D levels aren’t right, your testosterone levels will stay low.
7. Have More Sex
Having sex with hot women is a great way to increase your testosterone levels. I love hot chicks and you should love them, too.