Top 10 Testosterone Boosting Foods (EAT THESE TODAY)

There is no word about it, your testosterone is the foundation of your manly existence.

It helps you to build muscle, burn belly fat, affects your sex drive, improves your heart, strengthens your bones and gives you more daily energy.

So its essential to pay more attention to your Test levels. The key is avoid using testosterone replacement therapy as research shows it leads to even more problems..

Invest in fuelling your body naturally with testosterone boosting foods.

There are hundreds of different natural testosterone boosting foods out there, just as there are hundreds of foodstuffs that can do the exact opposite and lower testosterone.

In today’s email, I will show you my top 10 testosterone boosting foods which I personally consider to be the best of the best when it comes to increasing natural test production.

Stock your fridge with these and results are guaranteed.

1. Avocados

Avocados are jam-packed with monosaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) which is exactly the fat you want to consume for a testosterone boost.

Avocados also have more than 20 dietary vitamins and minerals, which the body can use to produce testosterone including Vitamin A, B2, C, K2, zinc, magnesium

Avocados are one of the few foods known to contain testosterone-boosting oleuropein (extremely bitter glycoside with aromatase enzyme blocking effects).

Funk Food Tip: I love to add avocados to my lunch and dinner meals and even like to spread it on my cooked meats….taste soooo good!

2. Cage Free Eggs

Cage free eggs are a great balance of amino-acids and the good cholesterol which is key for increasing testosterone levels.
The yolk contains natural cholesterol, which is the direct precursor steroid for the production of testosterone. Your leydig cells simply can’t make any testosterone without cholesterol.

Cage free eggs also have pretty great fatty acid profile. They contain more of the testosterone boosting saturated (SFA) and monounsaturated (MUFA) fatty acids, and less of the testosterone lowering polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs).

It has been proven countless of times that eating more SFAs and MUFAs increases testosterone,

Thirdly, eggs are packed with testosterone boosting vitamins and minerals, such as: A, D, B , iodine, and selenium.
All-in-all, eggs are one of the best testosterone boosting foods out there, so add them to your daily nutrition

Funk Food Tip: I will eat scrambled egg whites and whole eggs (usually 4 egg whites and 2 whole eggs) and add green onion, tomatoes, spinach and a little feta cheese.

3. Grass Fed Beef

These are good news for all my Over 40 brothers out there. Beef is a food that increases testosterone levels immensely.
Sure protein is the least important macronutrient to focus on if you’re boosting testosterone, and studies constantly show that high protein diets are detrimental for testosterone production…

However science shows that when you consume protein that animal protein is superior to plant-based protein sources when it comes to testosterone optimization.

In other words, start eating more beef.

You might be wondering, why grass-fed instead of grain-fed?

a) Grain-fed cattle that lives in large feedlots is fed mostly with GMO soy and corn, which increases the estrogen levels, which is the enemy of testosterone.

b) Grain-fed cattle is often pumped full of hormones to make them grow faster. Most often this is a combination of estrogen and growth hormone to make the cattle big, but also fat at the same time.

Bottom line: Eating beef as your main source of protein is a good idea if you want to boost that big T production.
The fat is mostly saturated, which is the best kind for testosterone production, and the protein is high quality animal protein, which is what you want to eat this food to boost testosterone production.

Grass-fed is better than grain-fed, but if you’re short on money, grain-fed is better than nothing.

Funk Food Tip: I like my beef super rare, almost blue, but there is nothing like BBQ’S your beef!

4. Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

Carbohydrates are an important staple in a testosterone-boosting diet, but HOW you get those carbs is even more important.
Getting your carbs from grains though is not preferred mainly due to gluten which can significantly increase prolactin levels, which messes up your testosterone production.

Potatoes of any kind are great sources of gluten free carbohydrates that do not boost your prolactin or decrease testosterone
Sweet potatoes, white potatoes, russets, red potatoes, purple potatoes, etc. If it’s a potato, you should be eating this testosterone boosting nutrient dense carbohydrate source.

Funk Food Tip – I like to eat my potatoes after a workout session to replenish the glycogen stores so that my body can continue to burn fat, recovery and shuttle your protein to the muscles. I will either boil and mash or fry up some spaghetti sweet potatoes and add it to my meals

5. Spinach, Broccoli and Cruciferous Vegetables.

Broccoli and cauliflower are cruciferous vegetables that contain indoles, which are compounds that boost testosterone by flushing out estrogen in your body.

Cruciferous vegetables is especially important for older men to eat, because estrogen levels rise with age

Spinach is high in magnesium, which is a supplement key to muscle building and reproductive function. Studies show that adding spinach into your diet can increase your testosterone over all age groups.

Funk Food Tip: I like to steam my broccoli and cauliflower but also will add broccoli or spinach to my morning egg white scramble. Also salads are massive for me so a good spinach salad with tomatoes and cucumber is amazing for me

6. Pomegranates

Pomegranates have been used for centuries to boost libido and increase testosterone levels.

Active compounds in pomegranate act as natural vasodilators. These relax the blood vessels and thereby promote better blood flow.
With high levels of antioxidants, vitamins A, C, E and iron, researchers have found one glass of pomegranate juice a day can increase testosterone levels between 16 percent and 30 percent improve mood, and increase libido.

You can choose to eat the whole fruit or simply drink pomegranate juice (we suggest switching your breakfast orange juice for some pomegranate juice).

Also one study showed that consuming pomegranate juice daily for just two weeks increased salivary testosterone levels by 24%. A ton of other health benefits can come from pomegranates, including drops in blood pressure.

Funk Food Tips: Pomegranates are just a great snack for me. I like to actually like to spend the time to pop out the seeds first and then enjoy and savor the mouth watering flavor of the Pomegranate

7. Wild Caught Salmon

Salmon is amazing source of Omega-3 fatty acids and protein which both support testosterone levels, but that’s not how it made this list!

Salmon has selenium which is a powerful mineral that is involved in metabolic processes like muscle growth and testosterone production.

Selenium plays a role in thyroid function, specifically in the conversion of the T4 hormone to the active T3 hormone. The T3 hormone is vital for testosterone production. This is why men with healthy amounts of selenium in their diet have healthy semen and balanced testosterone and estrogen levels.

Salmon also has the highest levels of vitamin D than any other fish. And the male reproductive system requires vitamin D for health and proper function.

Salmon is rich in dietary cholesterol that is associated with lean muscle gains. Dietary cholesterol also has a hand in testosterone production.

But try to get your salmon fresh, Wild salmon is better than the farmed variety, both in terms of overall nutrition and safety from contaminants.

So in addition to the protein and necessary fatty acids, salmon offers a healthy alternative proven to support testosterone levels which includes improved sexual characteristics – better sexual drive, better mood, and optimum reproductive health.

Funk Food Tip – I love my Sashimi, so I will go to the local market and grab fresh sashimi along with wild caught salmon. I’ll have sashimi 3-4X per week

8 Ricotta Cheese

The animo acids in the whey protein found in Ricotta cheese helps lower cortisol production, and if you know about cortisol it’s the arch enemy of testosterone

To top that off, one published study shows 15 grams of this protein pre and post workout boosts testosterone 25% in 24 hours.
So by ingesting enough bcaa’s (through whey or supplementation), you block the negative effects insinuated by cortisol, thus allowing for ample testosterone production.

Funk Food Tip: I always add Ricotta cheese to my Ezekiel bread for my morning breakfast

9 Strawberries

Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C which also lowers cortisol

Good amounts of this vitamin can lower cortisol levels that are associated with intense workouts. When your workouts are intense, cortisol levels rise. And cortisol contends with testosterone. So, with lower levels of cortisol, testosterone can then have a more anabolic effect of your muscle growth

Funk Food Tips: Strawberries are my natural salad dressing. I don’t general use salad dressing but like to use the juices from the berries that I add, like strawberries to give it a fresh and tasty salad

10 Real Salt

I LOVE SALT!

There’s a huge difference between real crystal, sea, or rock salt when compared to the usual “table salt”.

That is, real unrefined and unaltered salts are bit clumpy and they have about 60+ trace minerals in them.

The basic table salt on the other usuahlly has only two – Sodium and chloride. The rest is stripped away so that companies that can increase their profits due to longer shelf life…in other words it’s no longer salt.

Processed table salts can also have up to 3% anti-caking agents, which are often unhealthy heavy metals like aluminum silicate or sodium ferrocyanide.

The bottom line is to stick with REAL SALT that contains 100% real salt and 0% caking agents rather than consume the terrible purified table salt that has mere 2 minerals and heavy-metal caking agents.

Funk Food Tip – I LOVE REAL SALT…Oh and REAL SALT has a taste that explodes in your mouth!

Conclusion
If you want to boost your muscle gains, you have to maintain healthy levels of testosterone.

While testosterone is naturally produced in the body, consuming anabolic foods that boost its production will certainly help you in your journey to building more muscle mass.