As we age the natural levels of our testosterone begins to decline. As testosterone plays such a significant role in mens reproductive and sexual life it is imperative that you are doing what you can do push the decline of this hormone for as long as possible. As the health of your testosterone level also has an impact on red blood cell production, maintaining healthy bone density, hair growth and muscle mass it’s super important to slow the decline down as much as possible.
Here are our tips on how to do just that.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone replacement therapy is one way that you can restore some of this hormone back to your body once you’ve experienced a significant drop. Consult your doctor before considering any testosterone replacement therapy to make sure that you know everything involved in the process.
The amount of toxins that surround us, day in and day out, are now being revealed to have an impact on our health and this also applies to our testosterone levels. One major group of chemicals that men need to be aware of are EDC’s, which stands for Endocrine disrupting chemicals. These chemicals are being revealed to have a direct impact on the health of our reproductive systems and have even been referred to as ‘gender blurring’ as they can cause men to develop more feminine characteristics.
EDC’s are all around us. In our home, in our office and in our gyms and restaurants. They are lurking around in contraceptive drugs, cleaning products and hygiene products. They can also very easily be in the food and water that we consume meaning that we are ingesting more of these chemicals than we are aware of. There is a whole new wealth of knowledge surrounding EDC’s so jump online and find out a little bit more about the kind of products you need to be protecting yourselves from.
Staying Fit & Healthy
Staying fit and healthy is key to enjoying strong levels of testosterone. Diets with high levels of monounsaturated and saturated fats have been said to boost levels of testosterone so look at adding foods like avocados, nuts and olive oil to your diet to make sure you are ingesting enough of these healthy fats.
Studies have also revealed that cholesterol is surprisingly necessary for healthy levels of testosterone. So although cholesterol is advised to be consumed in small quantities, denying your body it, all together, could mean that you are lowering your testosterone levels. Therefore look to add more whole eggs and red meat to give your cholesterol a little boost but from the right foods.
So Sorry About This One. Beer!
Fret not, we’re not suggesting you never touch a drop again, but beer, when consumed in larger quantities, can have a direct impact on our testosterone levels. This is due to the hops as they are incredibly estrogenic. Therefore anyone wanting to give their testosterone levels a boost and maintain their level long term should keep the consumption of hops to a minimum.