You don’t need to eat meat in order to boost your testosterone levels. You simply need to know the right things to eat.
Testosterone is an essential hormone in men and women. It controls your sex drive, regulates hormones and keeps your body mass balanced.
It’s known as the male hormone as it is responsible for many of the stereotypical male behavioral patterns; in fact it even aids your body to balance fat cells and red blood production.
Unfortunately testosterone levels start to drop from the age of 30. This is why it is essential to maintain your levels. Low testosterone will give you these symptoms:
- Low energy
- Mood swings
- Loss of muscle and bone mass
- Low libido
- Poor sleep patterns
Being vegan doesn’t have to stop you boosting your T levels.
The Use of Supplementation
This is an easy and effective way to boost your testosterone; all you need to do is remember to take the pill every day.
This is an essential ingredient in the production of T in your body. A supplement ensures you are getting enough of it.
Of course it is possible to get this from seafood, eggs, avocados, leafy greens and whole grain foods.
This is potentially the most important ingredient for T production. You can get plenty of it from oysters, turkey, milk, beans and most meats.
A supplement means you don’t need to consume the non-vegan options on that list!
There is less research confirming the power of vitamin A as a T booster. However, it is essential for the health of your reproductive system.
In short, you need this to make sure your body is capable of producing testosterone.
Choosing the Right Food
There are several food options open to vegans which can help to ensure you have enough of all the natural ingredients to boost your T production:
This green vegetable is full of compounds which lower the level of estrogen in your body. This is known as the female hormone; it reduces T levels by converting it into more estrogen.
Pumpkin seeds are a great way of boosting your zinc intake. This is essential for T production and a healthy metabolism. Zinc also helps your body to produce serotonin which keeps the hormones balanced.
These are packed full of healthy fats and vitamin B6. Not only can this boost your testosterone production they will lower your stress levels.
Lower stress means a reduction of cortisol in your body which frees up your system to create more testosterone.
Avocados can even help lower your bad cholesterol, improving T production in the process.
Chia seeds are full of Omega-3 fatty acids which help to move nutrients into cells. This makes them a critical ingredient for the production of a wide range of hormones in your body; including testosterone.
This smelly herb can reduce your production of cortisol just as avocados do. Again this will allow your body to produce more T.
The bet nuts to eat are almonds and walnuts which are high in amino acids. Specifically they have arginine which improves the flow of blood round your body; helping your body to work more efficiently.
Vitamin B, potassium and the enzyme bromelain are all good in your fight to produce more T.
With the right diet and regular exercise you can increase T levels; without needing to eat meat or even dairy!
Not a vegan? Check out the best testosterone boosting foods for more ideas.
You can read more about this topic by checking out this article from Muscle & Fitness: Boost Your Testosterone on a Vegan Diet