Low testosterone is an epidemic among men between the ages of 30 and 79.
Research has shown that 25% of men have low testosterone levels…
And the implications are devastating: Low energy, infertility, sleep depravity, brain fog, depression, more belly fat and a suffering sex drive all rank among the crushing side effects of low testosterone…
Even worse… the 1 in 4 statistic only covers men who actually go to the doctor and get checked out… which many guys don’t.
But I’ve got good news…
What if I told you the answer to turning your luck around and not becoming another low-t statistic may be right up the street from your house?
And no, I’m not talking about your local pharmacy.
Your local farmers market…
Your local farmer’s market is a T-boosting medicine cabinet.
It’s filled with copious amounts of consumables that promise to cultivate deep roots of testosterone production…
The foods that I’ve listed for you are accessible at your local farmer’s market and provide a wide array of benefits for your testosterone.
Get out a pen and paper and start jotting down your shopping list.
Here are the 15 best testosterone boosting vegetables and fruits to pick up at the market today:
You’ve seen Pop-Eye the Sailor’s forearms, haven’t you?
They’re big enough to make The Rock reconsider his forearm work in the gym.
(He could probably take the Rock in a wrestling match too).
Pop-Eye was easily the manliest cartoon of his time.
The fitness community holds spinach in high esteem, praising it as one of the best, if not THE best testosterone boosting vegetable for you.
So, what’s spinach’s secret?
Spinach is high in magnesium, an essential nutrient for testosterone production.
In a recent study, researchers found that one gram of magnesium is enough to increase your testosterone by 24%.
Just in case you’re wondering, that’s a nice increase in testosterone production.
Pro Tip: Add a serving or two of spinach to your daily diet and your T-count will be in a healthy place.
If you want to add a little bit of flavor to your spinach side, add some almonds and goji berries on top. Or, you can do it like Pop-Eye and just eat it out of the can…
Or my personal favorite… blend it up into a tasty smoothie.
When it comes to corn you probably think about what a pain it is to pick the pesky veggies out of your teeth than about the testosterone boosting properties of it.
Corn is filled with nutrients that stimulate the release of the luteinizing hormone in your body.
This hormone journeys to your testes and gives an extra kick to testosterone synthesis.
Simply put, this process produces testosterone.
(Pro Tip: Spread some t-boosting grass-fed butter a top of your corn on the cob or mix in with your bowl of corn)
Don’t let the peeving process of picking corn out of your teeth keep you from the vegetable that’ll peak your testosterone.
Carry a toothpick with you… Or eat it out of a bowl. The point is, eat more corn.
Onions don’t just repel vampires.
They propel testosterone levels.
Eating raw onions or, if you’re feeling real ambitious, drinking raw onion juice will cause your T-count to get on the giddy-up.
Onions are one of the top testosterone boosting vegetables for similar reasons as corn.
Raw onions increase luteinizing hormone levels, directly giving rise to your testosterone levels.
With that said, brush your teeth after you eat this testosterone-friendly vegetable…
You don’t want to scare off all the women in your life, just the blood-sucking ones…
Celery is the most generic vegetable on this list, but it carries a unique twist when it comes to your testosterone.
Celery contains a hormone called androstenone.
This hormone is the strongest male pheromone.
Research has shown that this pheromone naturally increases testosterone and can cause members of the opposite sex to take more notice of you.
Also, chewing celery or even smelling celery can stimulate testosterone production in your body.
Talk about a twist!
If you aren’t fond of the taste of celery, add a tad of natural peanut butter to it.
Pro Tip: Do yourself a favor and add some raisins atop of it… raisins are another food that supports your t-levels while also improving blood flow…
The banana, also known as the dieter’s “Snicker’s bar”, is delicious, cheap and packed with testosterone boosting benefits.
Bananas contain bromelain, an enzyme that helps your body recover after a workout and also acts as a safeguard for your testosterone levels…
This way, your T-count won’t dip after a long workout.
They’re also rich in B-vitamins.
B-vitamins are essential for your body to manufacture testosterone. Keep this candy ba-, I mean fruit in your daily diet for decadent testosterone health.
Because this is a post about testosterone health, I’m going to recommend goji berries to you by its more masculine name: the wolfberry.
These testosterone boosting fruits won’t keep you howling at the moon all night.
Instead, they’ll help you get a good sleep, which is essential for boosting your testosterone.
We live in a fast-paced, work, work, work, go, go, go world that causes lots of us to sacrifice essential zzz’s.
The problem with poor quality sleep is that your testosterone levels are directly affected by the amount of sleep you get at night.
You can try all the tricks in the world, but if your sleep is lacking your goal of a high T-count will be unattainable.
Wolfberries help your body and your mind relax, making it easier for you to fall asleep, stay asleep and feel energized when you wake in the morning.
Make yourself a cup of wolfberry tea or smoothie before bed and get some more zzz’s (and more T while you’re at it).
The avocado has earned itself a pretty good reputation over the last decade or so.
It’s dense with testosterone boosting nutrients B6, Fiber, potassium, and magnesium.
These elements have been proven to aid in testosterone production.
Also, avocados, the only testosterone boosting fruit on this list that isn’t high in carbohydrates, are rich in monosaturated fatty-acids, the exact type of fats you want to consume in order to boost your testosterone…
Make yourself some guacamole, or chop up your avocado to mix with your breakfast sandwich.
This green fruit is gold for your testosterone levels.
Asparagus is a testosterone boosting vegetable that tastes incredible when you cook it right.
Of all vegetables, this bristly green leads the way in its nutrient diversity.
Among these nutrients are folic acid, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E and vitamin K, which are major proponents of testosterone production.
Vitamin K2, an oft-forgotten nutrient has begun to garner some attention for itself after a recent clinical trial saw a 56% increase in testosterone for male rats who ingested the vitamin over a five-week period of time.
Rat or no rat, those are huge numbers well worth considering…
Asparagus is packed from head to toe with testosterone boosting properties that you don’t want to miss out on. Grill it. Steam it. Eat it raw… Just get this testosterone boosting vegetable into your diet.
Taking an aggressive route to raising your testosterone levels is a good thing.
But you want to make sure that while you focus on your offense you also pay attention to your defense.
This is where mushrooms come in…
Whether you like it or not, your body is trying to produce estrogen.
Mushrooms contain an active ingredient that defends against this estrogen mutiny.
In fact, mushrooms won’t only defend against estrogen synthesis in your body; they’ll actually inhibit the process from gathering momentum altogether.
As an added benefit, lower estrogen levels will cause higher testosterone levels.
Mushrooms are basically the ball-hawk defenders of your diet… they’ll intercept estrogen production and take it to the house for a testosterone touchdown.
You want plenty of these guys in your daily food regimen.
Pomegranate has been in high demand over the last several years because of its wide variety of benefits, including testosterone perks.
As with many other fruits, pomegranates are antioxidants. Antioxidants are important for men, as research has shown a direct link between high antioxidant activity and high testosterone.
When a test group of 60 adults consumed pomegranate juice over a two-week period of time, the results showed an impressive 24% increase in testosterone production.
Shake your thirst with a few swigs of pomegranate juice or grab a handful of seeds for the road.
This diverse fruit is a simple luxury for your testosterone.
That’s right. ANY citrus fruit will do.
As you probably know citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C…
Vitamin C doesn’t only keep the coughs away, but it also keeps the cortisol away.
Considering that cortisol is an antagonist to your testosterone production, vitamin C’s defense against it is a major help.
Lower cortisol means higher testosterone, every time.
Also, citrus fruits are rich in vitamin A, which is known to be an aid to testosterone production.
What? Don’t you know what parsnips are?
Well, if not, it’s time to get familiar with them.
Parsnips are the vegetables that look like a mix between a carrot and a witch’s nose…
Containing the hormone androstenone, this testosterone boosting vegetable acts as a source of natural steroids for your body.
It also contains vitamins C, E, K and magnesium, which we’ve covered in this article as being hyper-beneficial to your testosterone health.
Pro Tip: Roast your parsnips with honey.
This will give you boron, a compound that helps your body metabolize estrogen and as a result (you guessed it) raise testosterone.
Add this obscure vegetable into your diet and you’ll have a secret T-boosting weapon.
Remember when every lady you knew started eating kale? Like, only kale?
Well, it turns out that kale has some benefits for men as well.
Kale contains indole-3-carbinol, an estrogen blocker that slows down the metabolism of estrogen in your liver.
When estrogen becomes less effective in your body, testosterone becomes more effective.
The testosterone jump you’ll get from eating kale is a simple by-product of debilitating estrogen.
So grab a seat with your lady and split some kale with her. She’ll admire your bravado and you’ll boost your testosterone. Sounds like a solid date.
Similar to kale, cauliflower and broccoli contain indole-3-carbinol, which, as we’ve discussed, lowers estrogen levels and elevates testosterone levels as a result.
It’s like a hormonal teeter-totter. When one goes down the other goes up.
But cauliflower and broccoli have other important nutrients that act on behalf of your brain health, heart health, digestive health and detox.
HINT: Sky-high testosterone won’t mean a thing if the rest of your body isn’t healthy.
Kill two, or three, or four, or, well you get the point; kill lots of birds with one stone here.
Cauliflower and broccoli are testosterone boosting vegetables that should quickly become staples in your diet if they aren’t already.
Hey, check it out, another indole-3-carbinol host.
If you need a reminder of its benefits, check out the veggie above… and then the one above that.
Turnips lower estrogen production and give a leg up to your testosterone production.
In fact, a few servings of turnips can double your T-count…
They’re also a helpful aid to your digestive system and can assist in neutralizing bodily toxins.
In terms of getting these veggies into your diet, turnips are pretty diverse. Bake them. Boil them. Put them in soup. Steam them. Make them a garnish…
Surely adding turnips to your meals will cause you to get a few impressed looks. That’s a boost in itself.
So there you have it: The top 15 testosterone boosting vegetables and fruits to add to your eating regimen, daily.
Mix and match. Try some this with that. Get creative and enjoy the many benefits promised to you in this list.
Now that you have your grocery list, don’t waste any more time.
Leave the low-T statistics behind you, head your local farmer’s market and get your t-count up… And keep it there for the long haul!
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