Most articles on increasing testosterone production levels share similar advice…
Eat healthy fats — like fish and mixed nuts, sleep well, reduce stress, strengthen your leg muscles; and, while most of these tips do work, there are a few other tips for increasing testosterone production naturally that are often overlooked, or not very well-known.
Hopefully, you can use these 5 tips, and further improve the production of your “manly hormone”, which will lead to improved confidence, strength and performance in the bedroom!
1. Carbs Play a Key Role
Carbohydrates often get a bad rap.
The low-carb, South Beach diet fads, and most other diets, promote the reduction or cutting out carbohydrates such as rice, potatoes, and pasta… but unless you want to take a testosterone drive, don’t do this!
Some carbohydrates, especially after a heavy workout, are important for the synthesis of testosterone, and reduction of cortisol, your stress hormone. Studies have shown that a high-carb, low-protein diet actually increases testosterone production over a high-protein, low-carb diet!
So make sure to eat a little bit of white rice, and don’t neglect that lasagna. Just don’t overdo it!
2. Shed An Inch Or Two Off of the Waistline
There’s always been a bit of the chicken and the egg conundrum with this one — does excess stomach fat lower testosterone levels? Or does reduced T levels lead to extra stomach fat?
Well, it appears to be a two-way relationship.
While testosterone replacement therapy has been shown to lower the amount of abdominal fat in men, men who’ve had a sleeve gastrectomy (a surgery shrinking the stomach, which causes them to get full quicker) found that their testosterone levels went from lower than average T levels, to within the average range, following the surgery… when their calorie intake was lower and abdominal fat/mass reduced.
LifeAdvancer has several helpful articles on how to lose weight, backed by science.
3. Keep Your Cell Phone Out of Your Pocket
In this day and age, too many of us are addicted to our smartphones.
Every time that there is a single “down moment”, or somewhere where waiting is required, we take out our cell phones and check our emails, news or social media accounts.
Well, if you’re a man, and you have a chance to keep your cell phone away from you, do so. Studies have shown that mobile phones may have anti-androgenic effects.
If you’re working on the computer at work, take the phone out of your pocket and place it on the desk. If you’re in the car, put it in the center console. Just try and keep it off of you, whenever possible (of course, there are times when this isn’t possible — but it’s just something to keep in mind).
4. Avoid Overly Hot Showers
It has long been said that hot water, especially from hot tubs, is bad for a man’s fertility.
Well, studies have shown it could be bad for testosterone production as well.
I, for one, love “thawing” out in a hot shower after an intense workout, or a long day at work, but just like the cell phone advice, I limit this when possible.
One caveat, though… this hot water – the testosterone-reducing effect will most likely only have an effect in older men.
5. Increase Your Vitamin D Intake
Many of us aren’t getting enough vitamin D, and we don’t know it.
And with vitamin D deficiency being tied to low testosterone production levels, as well as prominent in many cases of ED, this is something that you should check out.
The good news is, it’s an easy diagnosis and even easier to fix.
A blood test at your doctor will be able to tell if your vitamin D levels are low, and the following will help increase your vitamin D production:
- Vitamin D supplementation
A quick and easy fix for several problems!
Just A Few Simple Tweaks, And Become a Healthier, Stronger, Manlier You!
You do not need raging, puberty-like hormones to be a strong, confident man. Just enough to make you feel healthy and well. Besides the testosterone boosting effects, these 5 tips will help in other ways — for instance, vitamin D is good for your bones, and a thinner waistline carries MANY additional benefits.
Add these 5 tips to your testosterone knowledge bank, and you’ll keep your T levels nice and healthy, for a long time to come.
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