Bros, we’re in the middle of a serious epidemic, an epidemic that is of epic proportions. By and large our testosterone levels are plummeting.
This isn’t a joke, and this isn’t just because the baby boomer generation is getting older or anything like that. Testosterone levels are falling in college aged bros as well, and that’s a damn shame.
If you don’t believe me, it’s been shown that over a period of 20 years there has been a 17% decline in testosterone levels, completely unrelated to aging. This is not okay, and for more than a few reasons.
At a superficial level, having adequate testosterone is vital because our testosterone level is what sets us apart. It allows us as bros to build more muscle, drop more fat, and kick more ass in the gym.
On a deeper, more primal level testosterone is what makes us, well, us. It’s why we like to watch movies war movies, play contact sports, hunt, fish, and do man shit. That testosterone is the driving force behind those things.
When testosterone levels start falling we as men start failing. We can’t lift as much as we want. We can’t provide and protect the way that we should. And we don’t have the zeal for life that you’re accustomed to when testosterone levels are flowing properly.
But of course I wouldn’t just cut this article off by telling you how bad low testosterone is. That’s not my style.
Instead, I’ve got 4 nutrition tips to help you keep your testosterone levels high.
- Eat plenty of leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables.
Apart from them just being downright good for you, leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables contain compounds that help the body metabolize estrogen, keeping the balance between estrogen and testosterone in check.
If you’re unsure what some of these vegetables are, then start eating: brussel sprouts, broccoli, radishes, kale, spinach, bok choy, and cauliflower.
- Eat more meat.
Of course eating meat is going to be good for your testosterone, because what’s more manly than eating dead animal flesh? And while that may be true, the real magic lies in the zinc content of meat.
Zinc is an aromatase inhibitor, meaning it blocks the estrogen receptor sites, and helps keep your testosterone levels optimal. So if you’re lacking in zinc, your estrogen/testosterone balance can be off.
- Get more of the D.
Get your mind out of the gutter. I’m not talking about that D, though if that’s how you roll then more power to you. I’m talking about vitamin D-3.
D3 helps regulate the aromatase enzyme, which by now you should know plays a big role in regulating testosterone levels. So making sure that you get plenty of D3 can help ensure that your testosterone levels are on point.
- Eat more seafood.
Seafood, apart from it’s deliciousness, can do wonders for your testosterone, and for a couple of different reasons.
The obvious choice being more omega-3 fatty acids, which are going to help support testosterone production, but the not so obvious choice is the amount of selenium that you’re getting from seafood.
Selenium is an essential mineral that plays a massive role in supporting fertility and testosterone production. If you don’t have it in check, then testosterone won’t be in check.
These 4 rules are rather simple bros, but it’s imperative that you get to following them if you want to keep your testosterone levels high. Follow these 4 nutrition rules, and you should have awesome boners in no time.