We all have it and we all need it- men and women alike. It’s the lack of the big “T” that could be causing some of your most common (and uncomfortable) health issues— testosterone.
While it may be difficult to discuss your decreased libido, hair loss, and other cringe-worthy topics, it may be helpful to use some, if not all, of the following tips and tricks to naturally increase your testosterone level.
It can be difficult to get all of what you need from your food alone which brings us to that tip.
Take a vitamin
Supplementing your diet with vitamin is self-explanatory except it is important to note that the supplement should contain folic acid and other B-complex vitamins for protein and fat metabolism which aids in the production of the hormone.
Eat foods high in zinc
Nuts, legumes, and shellfish are all high in zinc and should be consumed on more than a regular basis for maximum potency.
As stated before, though it can be difficult to get all of the nutrients that you need from food alone, it is possible to get a lot of what you need from what goes in your mouth.
This one is always a no-brainer. Regular exercise helps to decrease body fat which ultimately helps to increase testosterone levels. Resistance-training and running are two of the best forms of exercise for increasing levels.
Hold the fat…and sugar
These foods reduce testosterone levels and should be avoided for those who are trying to increase testosterone. Most processed foods contain hidden sugars and fats so these should be avoided at all costs.
Get your zzz’s
Getting plenty of sleep (six to eight hours) will help to avoid increasing stress levels which leads to decreased testosterone levels. Skimping in this area can lead to long term negative impacts on your overall health as well.
The bottom line is that living a healthy lifestyle paired with supplementing your diet will help to naturally increase testosterone levels and will have you on your way to a better quality of life for both you and those around you.