5 Pieces of Advice You Should Follow to Boost Testosterone
Lower than normal levels of testosterone can lead to numerous health problems, without specifying the sex drive or libido related ones, which are most commonly associated with testosterone problems. However, before looking into hormone replacement therapy or artificial methods that claim to increase its levels, you can try to include the following pieces of advice in your daily behavior.
Start the day with a glass of pomegranate juice instead of orange. Pomegranates will lower cortisol (stress hormone), blood pressure and improve your mood. Stopping the increase of cortisol and testosterone amounts will lead to the accumulation of fat in the body.
Follow a healthy diet
A Mediterranean type diet can help keep weight under control and to protect you from insulin resistance correlated with low testosterone. When testosterone levels are declining, the fats increase. The more fat accumulates in the body, the more likely to suffer from hormonal imbalances. To escape this vicious circle, it is necessary to get rid of excess weight, or increasing the level of testosterone becomes more complicated. Try to enter in your diet healthy fats such as olive oil, avocados and nuts. Opt for lean meat, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
Give up beer
Needed only five days in a row you consume alcohol because testosterone levels to decline. Alcohol can create many hormonal imbalances in your system. All types of alcohol, especially if there are long periods of time in which they are consumed, can have a negative effect on testosterone levels in the body. People who drink steadily begin to suffer bodily changes – widening hips, breast development, decrease sexual function and higher levels of the female hormone estrogen.
Restricting the use of plastic
Be very careful what you deposit plastic. BPA is a chemical compound found in casseroles, cups or plastic and can interfere with hormone production. After 6 months, the men working in the vicinity of objects containing BPA, on a daily basis, had lower testosterone levels than those that were not exposed to this compound.
When it comes to physical activity – it is important to focus on muscle exercises. While running or cardio exercises are beneficial for weight loss and your overall health status, weight lifting is more effective to boost testosterone levels. However, do not overdo it with such exercises. If done too often they can reduce the amount of testosterone.
Get Enough Sleep
Your body increases the production of testosterone during the night. A high concentration is recorded in the moments you dream and when you wake up. During the day, the level may decrease and you only produce 15% if you have no more than 5 hours of sleep per night. Try to sleep 7-8 hours a night, even if it means cancel your plan to go out very late.