By Natural Partners

Typically when you think of men’s hormonal imbalances, you think too high in estrogen and too low in testosterone. The key isn’t necessarily producing more testosterone, but getting your body to use it effectively and keeping your hormones balanced. Some people can go overboard thinking they’re eating foods that will increase testosterone production, but in reality they’re eating too many bad saturated fats which will in turn lower testosterone even more. This is why balance is so important, and for most men this means eat good fats, lots of antioxidants and the right minerals. Here a few foods that should become part of your daily diet for optimal male hormonal balance.

 

Cruciferous Veggies- Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and the like are nutrition heros for many reasons, but for men specifically because of its levels of Indole 3-Carbinol. Indole 3-Carbinol can flush out excess estrogen and help your testosterone be more effective.

 

Eggs- Organic, free-range eggs (specifically the yolks) are high in good cholesterol which serves as a precursor for the production of testosterone.

 

Garlic- Garlic is rich in a compound called Allicin which is a powerhouse for many things such as fighting infections and controlling blood sugar, but Allicin actually lowers cortisol. When cortisol levels are too high, it competes with testosterone.

 

Grapes- Dark skinned grapes are high in a compound called resveratrol which has been studied and proven to improve sperm mobility.

 

Honey- Honey is high in boron, which can help increase testosterone levels. Good unfiltered honey can also be high in Nitric Oxide which dilates blood vessels and can increase libido and sexual performance.

 

Oysters- Oysters and most shellfish are naturally high in zinc. Zinc can increase your libido, testosterone production and even sperm count.

 

Pomegranate- The powerful antioxidants in pomegranate help increase blood flow and therefore can help with impotence.

 

Venison- Venison is a great choice for meat eaters because it is not too high and not too low in saturated fats. Either end of the spectrum can cause a deficit in testosterone and is the right kind of protein to build lean muscle mass.

 

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