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What foods to avoid for high testosterone?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 01, 2012 at 9:14 PM

I'm trying to increase my testosterone levels. I already know about adequate sleep. Lowering stress and lifting heavy weights. I know which fats to eat, saturated and monounsaturated. What paleo foods should i avoid? Does too many carbs from fruit and tubers lower it?

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on April 17, 2013
at 02:23 PM

Those products are a joke and by taking them you make yourself a joke.

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on November 01, 2012
at 10:21 PM

You can't fault the supplements from surthrival, they are great.

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on November 01, 2012
at 04:54 PM

Vitalis is a joke. He pushes lame ass supplements,hops on & off raw foods vegans & paleo.

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on October 02, 2012
at 01:21 PM

LOL. I'd hate to be getting advice from THIS guy. If I weighed 400 lbs, I'd be able to eat 8000 calories a day and limit my fat. Yay!

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on October 02, 2012
at 05:35 AM

Any articles on the flax? I feel like I continue to go back and forth with the stuff. When I first started paleo I used Udo's oil on everything and felt terrific. I use seeds more often now but I feel like it may be one of my holdovers from the 'gotta supplement omega 3s' attitude.

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on October 02, 2012
at 03:38 AM

"Significant correlations were observed between preexercise T and percent energy protein (r = ???0.71), percent energy fat (r = 0.72), saturated fatty acids (g ??? 1,000 kcal???1 ??? day???1;r = 0.77), monounsaturated fatty acids (g ??? 1,000 kcal???1 ??? day???1;r = 0.79), the polyunsaturated fat-to-saturated fat ratio (r = ???0.63), and the protein-to-carbohydrate ratio (r = ???0.59)."

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on October 02, 2012
at 03:37 AM

http://jap.physiology.org/content/82/1/49.short ....good fats.

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on October 01, 2012
at 10:55 PM

the first link only mentions the roles of cholesterol, not cholesterol and "good fats"

3a9d5dde5212ccd34b860bb6ed07bbef

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on October 01, 2012
at 10:53 PM

That first study only talks about cholesterol, not cholesterol and "good fats."

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on October 01, 2012
at 10:44 PM

75 grams of pure glucose. No one eating paleo is eating 75 grams of pure glucose...ever. A large sweet potato has about 60 grams of carbs, not all of which are glucose, along with a fiber, vitmains and minerals. It also does not have GI of 100. So is it the insulin or the glucose?

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on October 01, 2012
at 09:56 PM

Not that it isn't supposed to be, but that it isn't inherently low-carb.

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on October 01, 2012
at 10:28 PM

There are really several ways to approach raising testosterone, but there is only one way to optimize it. WHen you do things to raise testosterone, typically you also increase estradiol via aromatization. Aromatization is just the conversion of T to E. So, taking things that just boost testosterone (be it pure testosterone, or herbals that claim to boost testosterone) results in both negative feedback and aromoatization of T to E, so you end up in the long run with a very unfortunate hormonal profile. So, first would be avoiding things that "boost testosterone. Second, you can minimize aromatization. The primary means of doing this is eliminating exess adiposity. Third, you can reduce cortisol, and the best way is to reduce stress. Finally, you can reduce exposure to enocrine disruptors as much as possible, which includes things like BPA/plastics, soy, and possibly flax.

So, basically if you eat relatively paleo (i.e. a nutrient packed diet with the majority of your calories come from animals and fresh produce), exercise, minimize stress, maintain a reasonably low body fat percentage, and reduce exposure to endocrine disriptors, and do not take herbal T boosters or synthetic T, you're testosterone levels are probably on point.

best way to find out is to just get a complete hormonal profile from your endocrinologist. Not hard to do and contains information I am sure most men are curious to know about. My doctor tells me if you are in your 20s, healthy means at least 800, and free T (which is what really counts) at least 6 or 700 (can't remember).

Ba99a15e6bf870b81286791617050593

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on October 02, 2012
at 05:35 AM

Any articles on the flax? I feel like I continue to go back and forth with the stuff. When I first started paleo I used Udo's oil on everything and felt terrific. I use seeds more often now but I feel like it may be one of my holdovers from the 'gotta supplement omega 3s' attitude.

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on October 01, 2012
at 09:40 PM

If you concerned about increasing testosterone, make sure you eat adequate good carbs such as tubers. There are studies that show that low carb diets lower testosterone. Just be sure not to go too low. Paleo lifestyle is not supposed to be low carb or that's what most claim.

276a5e631b62f8e0793987c0496364bb

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on October 01, 2012
at 09:56 PM

Not that it isn't supposed to be, but that it isn't inherently low-carb.

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on October 01, 2012
at 09:54 PM

any soy product is to be avoided,

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on October 01, 2012
at 10:29 PM

Eat plenty of good fats and cholesterol so you have the precursors to form hormones. http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Steroid-Hormones.html

One thing that you should avoid is sugar... http://www.endo-society.org/media/ENDO-09/Testosteronedecreasesafteringestionofsugar.cfm

"The authors found that the glucose solution decreased blood levels of testosterone by as much as 25 percent, regardless of whether the men had diabetes, prediabetes or normal glucose tolerance."

3a9d5dde5212ccd34b860bb6ed07bbef

(1777)

on October 01, 2012
at 10:53 PM

That first study only talks about cholesterol, not cholesterol and "good fats."

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 02, 2012
at 03:37 AM

http://jap.physiology.org/content/82/1/49.short ....good fats.

3a9d5dde5212ccd34b860bb6ed07bbef

(1777)

on October 01, 2012
at 10:55 PM

the first link only mentions the roles of cholesterol, not cholesterol and "good fats"

3a9d5dde5212ccd34b860bb6ed07bbef

(1777)

on October 01, 2012
at 10:44 PM

75 grams of pure glucose. No one eating paleo is eating 75 grams of pure glucose...ever. A large sweet potato has about 60 grams of carbs, not all of which are glucose, along with a fiber, vitmains and minerals. It also does not have GI of 100. So is it the insulin or the glucose?

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 02, 2012
at 03:38 AM

"Significant correlations were observed between preexercise T and percent energy protein (r = ???0.71), percent energy fat (r = 0.72), saturated fatty acids (g ??? 1,000 kcal???1 ??? day???1;r = 0.77), monounsaturated fatty acids (g ??? 1,000 kcal???1 ??? day???1;r = 0.79), the polyunsaturated fat-to-saturated fat ratio (r = ???0.63), and the protein-to-carbohydrate ratio (r = ???0.59)."

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on October 02, 2012
at 04:49 AM

Taking supplemental zinc at 100 mg and slightly above makes me randier. Not sure if that helps testosterone though. I would think fats would help to, since they are needed to make hormones.

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on October 01, 2012
at 10:31 PM

Make sure you're getting adequate Vitamin D3 in liquid form. I know this because I had low-test issues until I started taking D3.

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on April 02, 2013
at 06:30 AM

Carbs are essential as they provide the body with energy and fuel. For high testosterone, avoid processed food and junk food, but as you???re already following a paleo diet, you???re probably not eating these foods anyway. Along with a healthy diet, nutritional supplements can help to increase testosterone. Go through an Ageless Male review. Since it???s all natural and contains plant seed extract, it should fit into your paleo diet. http://agelessmaletestimonials.tumblr.com/post/38858955379/foods-that-raise-testosterone-production-in-men

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 18, 2013
at 11:26 PM

What a load of shit. Nice going Paleo Freaks!!!

How about cabbage? Paleo. Broccoli? Paleo.Cauliflower? Paleo.

Forget this vit. d bullshit

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on February 18, 2013
at 09:12 PM

I take Onnit's T+ Testosterone Supplement. It provides the building blocks to stimulate internal testosterone production whereas taking external hormone supplements can actually decrease your testosterone production. Its great stuff, check it out at this link.

https://www.onnit.com/t-plus/?a_aid=Solstice

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on October 01, 2012
at 10:10 PM

optimizing testosterone is likely about mainting a healthy lifestyle through exercise, proper food choices, stress reduction, and mainting a reasonably low body fat percentage for men. Don't think it is as simple as avoidng certain foods, though that will help.

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on November 01, 2012
at 10:59 AM

http://www.surthrival.com/portfolios/pine-pollen-pure-potency/

A recommendation by Daniel Vitalis - a very clever man.

C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on November 01, 2012
at 04:54 PM

Vitalis is a joke. He pushes lame ass supplements,hops on & off raw foods vegans & paleo.

2f6ef8ed84e943285c1386254d3c66ea

(195)

on November 01, 2012
at 10:21 PM

You can't fault the supplements from surthrival, they are great.

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(2177)

on April 17, 2013
at 02:23 PM

Those products are a joke and by taking them you make yourself a joke.

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on October 04, 2012
at 01:19 AM

To avid having a low testosterone what you must do is avoid smoking, drink moderately, healthy diet, regular exercise must have sexual intercourse at least once a week. you can also visit this site http://www.bio-identical-testosterone.com/ this can also help thanks for the post by the way!

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on October 02, 2012
at 10:42 AM

Spread out your fat consumption throughout the day and avoid high-fat meals, which can actually decrease testosterone levels momentarily. The amount of calories you consume each day should be enough to maintain your body weight. Lower-calorie diets are associated with lower testosterone levels. Consume around 18-20 calories for every pound of body weight.

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68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

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on October 02, 2012
at 01:21 PM

LOL. I'd hate to be getting advice from THIS guy. If I weighed 400 lbs, I'd be able to eat 8000 calories a day and limit my fat. Yay!

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