A beard, a flannel shirt, and high levels of testosterone are just a few things that define a man. It’s high testosterone levels that separate the bros from the boys. If you’re lagging in the T-department, then try these weird ways to naturally boost your testosterone levels.
BE LIKE ROCKY
Eggs are the perfect food. They are highly bio-available, scoring 100 out of 100 on the traditional BV scale. One egg provides 6 to 7 grams of completely usable protein as well as zinc. Zinc has been shown in various studies to boost testosterone.
Eggs also contain cholesterol. Before you start quoting something you heard on Dr. Oz, listen up: Cholesterol is not the monster that it’s been made out to be. Cholesterol is the magic ingredient for the body to produce steroid hormones with an emphasis on testosterone. A study published in the Asian Journal of Andrology demonstrates how higher levels of HDL (good cholesterol) correlate with higher levels of testosterone.
HIT UP THE SAUNA
This one is sure to raise some eyebrows. All you do in a sauna is sit. You’re not lifting weights. You aren’t eating any type of specialized herbal remedy. You’re in a hot room, sweating like crazy, and that’s it. Believe it or not, this ancient remedy has been shown in numerous studies, to naturally increase your levels of growth hormone. The high levels of heat in a sauna activate a greater number of heat stress proteins. These specialized proteins then trigger an increase in your growth hormones, which support muscle building and fat loss.
Start out with one 10 to 15 minute sauna session and gradually build up your tolerance by increasing the time frame.
BECOME FRIENDS WITH BROCCOLI
Think back to all of those years that your mom forced you to eat those bland pieces of rabbit food. Turns out, she may have been on to something. Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and kale contain a compound called Diindolylmethane. DIM has gained popularity in the medical field for offering a high level of anti-oxidants. In the bodybuilding world, DIM helps to protect and increase your testosterone levels.
A study published in Thyroid demonstrates how DIM supports a higher level of estrogen metabolism. By ridding your body of harmful estrogens, you allow for the release and consequential increase of free testosterone levels. Eat dark leafy greens raw (just like your eggs). If you can’t stomach vegetables, then purchase DIM as a supplement. Just be sure to avoid any brand that uses soy as that will defeat the purpose.
Testosterone is important for building muscle, staying thin, and feeling great. Despite what supplement industry marketing has rammed down your throat, you don’t need to spend a lot of cash to boost it. Drink and eat raw while you (begrudgingly) watch your favorite porn for that natural spike in T-levels.
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