Is What They Say About Oysters True?
Most of us are feeling pretty drained these days. 2020 has left us tired, irritable, and stressed.
And if you’re a man, that can lead to big trouble.
Because stress kills your testosterone.
You see, stress increases your cortisol levels. Cortisol is the body’s main stress hormone, and it absolutely crushes “T” levels.
But that’s not all. Research shows stress also increases levels of a hormone that inhibits testosterone production.
What happens when “T” levels drop?
Bone-deep fatigue, reduced muscle mass and added pounds, and perhaps most frustrating… trouble performing in the bedroom.
Increasing your testosterone is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health and stamina during this pandemic and beyond.
And one of the easiest ways to do that is by adding some testosterone-boosting foods to your diet.
Oysters have long been associated with enhancing bedroom performance.
That’s because these sea gems are one of the richest sources of zinc, a mineral that’s essential for testosterone production and maintenance of healthy sperm.
As an added benefit, oysters can also boost dopamine, a hormone that increases libido in both men and women.
You get over 30 mg of zinc from just six oysters, nearly three times the RDA for adult men.
Another food that’s great for your “T” is garlic.
Yes, it may stink up your breath, but studies have shown that garlic triggers the release of luteinizing hormone, which regulates production of testosterone.
Garlic also contains a compound called allicin that decreases testosterone-killing cortisol.
If you’ve been with me for a while, you know I’m an egg-lover and eat organic eggs several times a week. I truly believe they are a near-perfect food.
Their ability to boost my “T” levels is just one reason I love them.
Saturated fat, vitamin D, protein, cholesterol, and omega-3s are all vital to testosterone production and you get each of these in eggs.
Popeye was certainly onto something when he gulped down all that spinach.
Spinach is one of the best dietary sources of magnesium, a mineral involved in muscle development that’s essential for reproductive function in men.
Research shows levels of testosterone are directly correlated to levels of magnesium in the body.
If you follow a low-fat diet, you might be hurting your testosterone levels.
One study found that individuals who consumed a diet containing about 20% fat had significantly lower concentrations of testosterone compared with those that followed a diet with about 40% fat.
My favorite healthy fats include olive oil, nuts, seeds and wild salmon.
Finally, asparagus has a well-earned reputation as being an aphrodisiac.
This tasty vegetable is great for healthy testosterone production due to its high levels of folic acid, potassium and vitamin E.
While “T” levels naturally start to drop starting in your 30s, the stress of 2020 could be accelerating your decline.
If you’ve been feeling the effects, give these foods a try and see what a difference a testosterone boost can make in your life.