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Boosting Testosterone

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 17, 2011 at 10:26 PM

After searching here, I found a list of foods that are good for boosting testosterone. Starting January 2nd, I am experimenting for a year eating nothing but the following foods.

Oysters, shrimp, wild fish, shellfish, liver (in the form of liverwurst since I haven't developed a taste for liver), grassfed meats, wild meat, eggs, spinach, avocado, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, garlic, and sweet potatoes.

With this strict focus on these foods I am also going to be doing free weights. My question is will limiting to just these foods cause any problems? Should I add any other foods? I am not wanting to add supplements, but want to make sure I get everything I need. The only drinks I drink are water, black coffee, and unsweetened black and green teas.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Ef4c5b09fdccf73be575d3a0c267fdd9

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on January 25, 2012
at 05:00 PM

These ratios are right on the money too

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on January 25, 2012
at 02:27 PM

cho=carbohydrate pro=protien

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on January 25, 2012
at 01:40 PM

What is CHO and PRO?

1f8384be58052b6b96f476e475abdc74

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on December 19, 2011
at 12:37 AM

interesting article...

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on December 17, 2011
at 10:48 PM

Thank you, Jackson. I am sure I will get bored at some point. Hopefully I will be able to trudge on if I do. I am not sure why I left out cooking fats, but I will use coconut oil, lard, butter and olive oil. I may have to reconsider supplements for Vitamin D. Thank you for the recommended dosage. That is very helpful.

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on December 17, 2011
at 10:32 PM

Looks like a pretty decent food lineup to me, I doubt you'll experience too many problems aside from simply getting bored with the same foods. I can see two omissions:

1) Fats. What are you going to eat for fat? If we're talking about testosterone boosting, coconut oil & lard should be good, and I don't see any reason to exclude butter and olive oil, unless you have your own reasons.

2) Vitamin D. Yeah, I know you don't want to use supplements but, seriously, at least take supplements in the winter time when it's dark most of the day. I recommend 3k-5k IUs.

1dda08efb8ba98e9128fdef038153227

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on December 17, 2011
at 10:48 PM

Thank you, Jackson. I am sure I will get bored at some point. Hopefully I will be able to trudge on if I do. I am not sure why I left out cooking fats, but I will use coconut oil, lard, butter and olive oil. I may have to reconsider supplements for Vitamin D. Thank you for the recommended dosage. That is very helpful.

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on December 18, 2011
at 03:42 AM

To each his own re: goals, but I think if increasing "T" is your focus, you do not have to set a goal of eating a handful of foods for a year and "trudge on." Why do that to yourself? Eat red meat and good fat. Lift heavy stuff, often. Sprint.

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on January 25, 2012
at 11:32 AM

I've also started natural testosterone-supporting actions to boost my testosterone (hopefully). Here's what I've gathered:

I got rid of all plastic food containers due to BPA in them, same with all canned foods (including canned tomatoes). NOTE THAT BPA-FREE DOESN'T MEAN A PLASTIC IS NECSSARILY SAFE from hormonal perspective, therefore I am erring on the side of caution and eliminating all plastics. This includes plastic water bottles (bought Klean Kanteens) and lunch boxes (LunchBots). Note that many aluminum and metal water bottles actually have a plastic lining.

I haven't been able to replace canned tuna (BPA in can linings), as I can't source BPA-free tuna in Europe. Same with some store-bought meats and some veggies, as they are packaged in plastic. I'm moving to use the local butcher and open air market for veggies, as they don't do that. There are additional benefits from using those, of course.

Also, I added allegedly testosterone-promoting foods:

  • Liver (zinc)
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Avocado for vitamins
  • Asparagus for vitamins
  • Broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, cabbage for anti-estrogen

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on December 18, 2011
at 03:12 PM

This has some good info http://www.thinkmuscle.com/articles/incledon/diet02.htm

"So, what is the best type of diet to follow if your only concern is to increase T levels and make more of it available to the body for the purpose of improving lean body mass and/or performance? It would seem that CHO intake must exceed PRO intake by at least 40% to keep the bioactive fraction of T high. Fat intake should be at least 30%, saturated fat needs to be higher than PUFA, and fiber intake needs to be low. A sample diet would have roughly the following calorie breakdown: 55% CHO, 15% PRO and 30% fat."

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on December 19, 2011
at 12:37 AM

interesting article...

Ef4c5b09fdccf73be575d3a0c267fdd9

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on January 25, 2012
at 05:00 PM

These ratios are right on the money too

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on January 25, 2012
at 02:27 PM

cho=carbohydrate pro=protien

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

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on January 25, 2012
at 01:40 PM

What is CHO and PRO?

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on December 18, 2011
at 07:28 AM

http://www.ergo-log.com/ is a great resource for studies on substances which raise testosterone--and many other things...

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on December 18, 2011
at 02:57 PM

Here is some info from Mark's Daily Apple on how to raise testosterone naturally:

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-to-increase-testosterone-naturally/

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on December 18, 2011
at 04:30 AM

If it becomes a "trudge," and you keep going, couldn't that work to lower T?

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