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Testosterone is a hormone that is secreted by the testes of men and by the ovaries of women. In smaller quantities it also occurs in the adrenal glands. It is considered that testosterone determines the degree of hair growth, as the more testosterone we have, the more hair growth we witness.
There is no definite answer for what determines the testosterone in the body. It has been found that at a given period of human life, the body becomes deficient in this hormone. This may be due to illness or a number of other factors that affect the production of testosterone. Such are: sleep deprivation, stress, low physical activity, obesity, overeating, and others.
Sugar and fructose, contained in processed foods and fruit juices are not beneficial to testosterone production. Of course, the fructose in the fruits is a healthy source of this carbohydrate. The daily fructose value is 25 grams per day. This also applies to diabetic patients suffering from insulin resistance, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
Refined carbohydrates such as cereals, waffles, pretzels and other processed foods also increase insulin - a condition that contributes to almost every chronic illness, including weight gain. Accordingly, the intake of such foods suppresses testosterone in the body.
Healthy fats are beneficial
Nuts, avocados, butter, fish, egg yolks, olives and olive oil - all of these foods are beneficial, of applied to the right diet, for weight loss.
The presence of sufficient amounts of the zinc mineral contributes to the normal production of testosterone.
Foods rich in zinc are:
(1) meat - especially beef and lamb
(6) chicken hearts
(8) sesame and sesame flour
(11) pumpkin seedс
(12) poppy flower
The presence of zinc in these foods depends on their way of production, including their exposure to pesticides and chemicals, which helps to destroy the mineral.
Zinc supplements are also a solution, but as any other product it should be stopped after no more than 6 weeks. An acceptable dose of zinc per day is less than 40mg.
Hormonal status is positively affected after magnesium intake. This is explained by the fact that magnesium helps us better deal with fatigue, exhaustion or training.
This mineral is found in the following foods:
(1) rice and wheat bran
(6) pumpkin seeds
(8) soy flour
(9) hemp seed
(13) black bread
(14) red peppers
(19) sesame tahini
(30) cedar nuts
Quite often the intake of zinc supplements is combined with intake of magnesium.
Other great tips for increasing the testosterone:
(1) Consumption of foods rich in protein. These include meat, fish, eggs, milk, cheese, yellow cheese.
(2) Vegetables that positively affect testosterone levels - broccoli, cabbage, spinach.
There are foods and beverages that decrease testosterone levels:
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