Foods to Increase Testosterone Levels

July 19, 2008

When I first became a vegetarian one of my biggest concerns was that my testosterone levels would plummet from a lack of red meat. However, after doing some research I quickly learned that there are several vegetarian friendly foods out there that are just as good, if not better than red meat at raising testosterone levels.

1) Almonds

Almonds are a great source of essential fatty acids which are crucial to the production of testosterone. They are also very high in zinc which is a key mineral for increasing testosterone levels.

2) Celery

Celery contains androsterone which can contribute to the production of testoserone.

3) Avacados

Avacadoes are high in both vitamin B6, folic acid and essential fatty acids which are all essential to healthy testosterone production.

4) Bananas

Bananas are high in both potassium and B vitamins. They also contain the enzyme bromelain which is believed to aid in testosterone production.

5) Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are a fantastic source of zinc and magnesium, the two minerals that are essential to healthy testosterone levels and the two minerals that a lot of vegetarians lack. If you only do one thing to modify your diet in order to raise your testosterone levels start eating pumpkin seeds.

6) Asparagus

Asparagus is a fantastic source of vitamin E which is widely considered to stimulate the production of testosterone.

7) Eggs

Eggs contain high levels of vitamins B5 and B6 which are important for fighting stress. Stress is a key contributor to low testosterone levels.

8) Flax Oil

Flax oil is a great source of essential fatty acids which as has been already stated is essential to maintaining healthy levels of testosterone in the body.

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