Testosterone is a sex hormone that affects: sex drive, bone and muscle health, sperm production,
and blood cell production.
00:00 – Intro: How diet affects testosterone levels.
00:36 – Symptoms of low testosterone include decreased sex drive, weakness, loss of muscle mass, depressed mood, tiredness or fatigue, and loss of body hair.
01:00 – Up to 40% of men over the age of 45 have low testosterone
01:22 – Eggs can help boost testosterone because of a mineral called selenium
01:50 – Avocado has healthy fats and contain magnesium and boron which are important for hormone production
02:44 – Chocolate contains magnesium and flavonoids
03:35 – Berries contain flavonoids
03:52 – Make a testosterone boosting smoothie with blueberries, cherries, cocoa powder, spinach, and a liquid of your choice
04:12 – Salmon delivers vitamin D and Omega-3
05:30 – Leafy greens like spinach and kale are high in fiber and antioxidants
Testosterone levels decline as you age. But other factors can also cause low testosterone, including certain medications, high body fat levels, and some health conditions.
A health-promoting lifestyle, including a nutritious diet, is important for maintaining optimal testosterone levels. Some studies have found that diets high in ultra-processed foods and low in nutrient-dense foods may contribute to low testosterone.
Many nutrients, including vitamin D, magnesium, and zinc, are important for maintaining optimal testosterone levels.
However, there’s limited research investigating the impact of specific foods on testosterone.
This article looks into 7 foods rich in nutrients that may help promote healthy testosterone levels.
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