A healthy sex life and a lean muscular physique are little more than fond memories for many men over the age of 50.
Even those of us that continue to work out and really try to stay in shape find it more difficult to perform like they did in their younger years…
Both in and out of the bedroom.
The culprit: male menopause… or as it has come to be known:
As men age, their bodies make less testosterone (an essential male sex hormone) than they used to.
There are many symptoms of andropause that many men just attribute to aging… many of these problems are similar to the those that many women experience after hitting their life change.
- Lethargy or decreased energy
- Decreased libido or interest in sex
- Drop in sexual performance with loss of erections
- Muscle weakness and aches
- Increase in felling emotionally overwhelmed
- Inability to sleep
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Low self esteem
- Thinning of bones or bone loss
Scary… all that just from the lack of testosterone.
But besides hormone therapy…
Is there a way to raise our levels of testosterone…naturally?
Yes…so men…don’t throw in the towel just yet,as there are a few things we can do to help fight back against this very serious issue… naturally.
The first thing you can do is exercise…especially resistance training with weights.
You don’t have to look like a bodybuilder in order to get the benefits of exercising…
According to an article in MSN Health,
“Although the steroid hormone testosterone, present in both men and women, can affect your libido, so do many other factors. Studies have shown that regular exercisers report a higher sex drive. This may be related to surges of testosterone that can occur immediately after resistance training like lifting weights, or right after endurance training like running.”(1.)
Yes, you heard that right… “a surge of testosterone”…
But exercising isn’t the only natural way to pump up your body’s production…
There’s another more pleasurable way to do it…because there are certain foods you can eat that will help as well!
Yes… there are certain foods that will naturally build up your testosterone levels…
Here are 10 of the best food choices to boost male hormone levels… according to Larrian Gillespie, MD, a retired Beverly Hills urologist and author of The Gladiator Diet…
Let’s eat, shall we?
WHAT’S INSIDE: Protein, magnesium, lots of zinc
THE FACTS: Along with increasing your physical endurance, oysters pack more zinc than almost any other food source… just six gives you almost seven times the RDA… and zinc plays a key role in muscle growth and testosterone levels.
HOW TO GET IT: Eat a serving of oysters once a week
- LEAN BEEF
WHAT’S INSIDE: Protein, iron, magnesium, zinc, saturated fat
THE FACTS: “Few things have as positive an impact on testosterone levels as lean meats,” says Gillespie. Beef specifically offers the added benefit of high protein and zinc… two nutrients key to optimizing testosterone and muscle-building potential… in one source.
And while you don’t want too much saturated fat in your diet, you require some to produce testosterone.
HOW TO GET IT: Grill or broil a lean cut of steak a few times a week.
WHAT’S INSIDE: Protein, fiber, zinc
THE FACTS: Beans are indeed the magical fruit … but not for that reason. Beans pack a bigger shot of zinc than any other member of the veggie family; some (like baked beans) even rival the zinc content of red meat.
Add that to a food that’s high in protein and fiber and low in fat, and you have a winning combo.
HOW TO GET IT: Baked beans, lima beans, navy beans and kidney beans are all good choices. Canned versions are as nutritious as dry.
WHAT’S INSIDE: Protein and little fat
THE FACTS: “High-protein diets have a positive impact on muscle mass and thus testosterone levels,” says John E. Morley, director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at St. Louis University. “And high fat seems to have the opposite effect.” So while chicken and turkey lack high zinc levels, their protein-to-fat ratios make them important to your diet.
HOW TO GET IT: Roast or grill skinless, boneless portions of turkey or chicken several times a week. Or choose chicken and turkey cold cuts for lunch.
WHAT’S INSIDE: Protein and cholesterol
THE FACTS: “Testosterone is synthesized from cholesterol, and as such, food containing cholesterol is a good source of building blocks for testosterone,” says Robert S. Tan, MD, an associate professor of geriatric medicine and an andrologist at the University of Texas in Houston.
Eggs are a source of pure, unadulterated cholesterol, and one recent study showed that the excess cholesterol in eggs isn’t as harmful as previously thought. So stock up on whole eggs (unless otherwise instructed by your physician).
HOW TO GET IT: Start your day with 3-4 whole eggs cooked in olive oil or fat-free cooking spray.
- COTTAGE CHEESE (1% MILK FAT)
WHAT’S INSIDE: Protein with very little fat
THE FACTS: One cup of 1% cottage cheese has more protein and less fat than a serving of lean beef or chicken. Have it as a snack or with a meal for testosterone-boosting potential.
HOW TO GET IT: Eat 1 cup of cottage cheese each day.
WHAT’S INSIDE: Indole-3-carbinol, fiber
THE FACTS: “Elevated estrogen levels lead to fat accumulation and can interfere with muscle growth,” says Muscle & Fitness contributor Chris Aceto, author of Championship Bodybuilding.
In a clinical study, indole-3-carbinol cut the largely female hormone estradiol in half for men. “Broccoli contains high levels of indoles, food compounds that help reduce bad estrogen,” adds Aceto.
HOW TO GET IT: Eat as many servings of broccoli as you can stomach.
WHAT’S INSIDE: Indole-3-carbinol, fiber
THE FACTS: In addition to exhibiting the same estradiol-restricting properties as other cruciferous vegetables, cabbage is high in fiber.
“Fiber is great for controlling weight, as it prevents the consumption of fattier foods,” says Gillespie. “Keeping weight down has an anti-estrogen impact.”
HOW TO GET IT: Load up that fat-free brat with sauerkraut and have a side of slaw–just go easy on the mayo.
- BRUSSELS SPROUTS
WHAT’S INSIDE: Indole-3-carbinol, fiber
THE FACTS: You should have listened to your mom: Brussels sprouts do help you grow up big and strong.
Like the other vegetables on this list, these specifically target bad estrogen and pack just as much fiber.
HOW TO GET IT: Hold your nose and power them down.
WHAT’S INSIDE: Allicin
THE FACTS: In clinical studies, garlic’s active ingredient enhances testosterone levels and inhibits cortisol, a hormone that competes with testosterone, limiting its actions and breaking down muscle tissue.
HOW TO GET IT: Season other foods with garlic when you can, but eating whole cloves provides the most direct benefit.
All very good choices for natural testosterone production, but…
That’s a lot of food… and not everybody likes oysters or brussels sprouts..
But there is another way that you can boost your testosterone the natural way…
Did you know that something as simple as taking a few carefully selected natural supplements can quickly and naturally prime your internal testosterone pump for maximum sexual output?
So here are 3 of Mother Nature’s most powerful natural “Testosterone Boosters” she has to offer.
These little natural remedies are guaranteed to supercharge your natural production of testosterone almost overnight…
- Tribulus Terrestris – more commonly known as Puncture Vine. Tribulus has been used for centuries by ancient healers as a natural performance enhancer and testosterone booster.
By naturally boosting your testosterone levels, Tribulus increases your body’s red blood cell count…resulting in better oxygen transport throughout your entire body.
Study after study confirms that taking Tribulus Terrestris regularly can increase your testosterone levels. Without any of the dangerous side effects associated with steroids and other synthetic testosterone boosters.
- Muira Puama – has been used by Brazilian tribes in and around the Amazon region for centuries. And not just as a potency booster… but as a general health tonic as well.
Recent laboratory studies have confirmed that at the very least it’s an ultra potent sexual stimulant… and is highly recommend as a part of your daily regimen.
- Yohimbine – has long been used across Africa as a natural sexual desire booster and performance enhancer. And is actually one of the few herbs that’s been accepted and even prescribed by main stream medicine.
There have been quite a few studies showing the effectiveness of Yohimbine… and if you’re having problems getting erections… Yohimbine is sure to help you rise to the occasion!
Well…there you have it… 3 very effective and very different ways to naturally boost your bodies own testosterone production.
Try one today… or all three!
Your body and your mind… will thank you for it.
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