One of the biggest things we tend to relate to building muscle and getting ripped is testosterone. Testosterone is the basic hormone in charge of muscle growth and other male functions. There are a ton of testosterone enhancing supplements out there however these usually tend to give negative side effects and can be very unhealthy.
If you are looking to increase your testosterone levels so that you can maximize your muscle growth potential you should do it naturally through the consumption of foods that help to raise your testosterone levels. Here are 4 foods that will help to increase that muscle building hormone in your body.
-cabbage along with other veggies such as brussel sprouts, kale, bak choy and watercress contain a phytochemical called indole-3-carbinol that helps to turn the “bad” estrogen that stops testosterone into the “good” estrogen that helps to restore your body’s testosterone levels.
-eggs contain 2 main ingredients that help in the production of more testosterone. The first main ingredient is cholesterol. The body uses the breakdown of cholesterol in order to make testosterone. Eggs also contain zinc which helps to stop the conversion of testosterone into estrogen.
– oysters have one of the highest recorded levels of zinc in them. As you know zinc stops the conversion of testosterone into estrogen which means that you have more free testosterone running through your body.
-garlic is known for its powerful compound called allicin which has been shown in studies to increase the production of testosterone, while also lowering cortisol levels within the body. Cortisol is a very catabolic (muscle destroying) hormone that is present in the body.
These are just a few of the foods that can really help to restore and even increase natural testosterone levels within your body. Just remember that the more testosterone in your body the greater your muscle building potential.