10 Best Ways to Naturally Increase Your Testosterone Levels

10 Best Ways to Naturally Increase Your Testosterone Levels

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Strength Training
#2
HIIT Training
#3
Get More Zinc
#4
Have More Sex

Testosterone is the man hormone.  It's what makes our beards grow bushy, our muscle mass increase and our manly parts strong and proud.

Low T can lead to all kinds of health problems, but thankfully we've got a few natural ways to raise those ever important testosterone levels. Topping the list, a Faveable favorite: strength training! Truly, there's nothing like a good weightlifting workout to boost your testosterone levels.


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10 Best Ways to Naturally Increase Your Testosterone Levels

10 Best Ways to Naturally Increase Your Testosterone Levels

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Testosterone is the man hormone.  It's what makes our beards grow bushy, our muscle mass increase and our manly parts strong and proud.

Low T can lead to all kinds of health problems, but thankfully we've got a few natural ways to raise those ever important testosterone levels. Topping the list, a Faveable favorite: strength training! Truly, there's nothing like a good weightlifting workout to boost your testosterone levels.


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Make time to relax and avoid the things in your life that cause stress. After all, stress increases the production of cortisol, a hormone that blocks testosterone's effects. If you find productive ways to deal with your stress, and your testosterone levels will rise on their own.

 

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Did you know that sugar lowers your testosterone levels? Sugar causes a spike in insulin, which decreases testosterone production. Find all of the sugary foods in your life and give them the boot in order to increase T-production.

 

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Vitamin D can boost your libido, maintain a healthy sperm quality and count, and increase your testosterone levels. The best source of this vitamin is always natural sunlight. Spend a mere 20 to 30 minutes in the sun every day to optimize Vitamin D levels.

 

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Poly- and mono-unsaturated fats are the healthy fats you should be eating more of, but you also need some saturated fat as well. Eat more olive oil, coconut oil, raw nuts, grass-fed meats, avocadoes, eggs, and butter to boost testosterone levels.

 

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Branch-chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) play a huge role in muscle-building and weight loss. They also boost testosterone production. Whey protein and high quality cheese are the two best sources of the BCAA leucine, which is vital for the production of these manly hormones.

 

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When you sleep, your body produces testosterone and the other chemicals it needs to make repairs after a long day of damaging your body. Most men wake up with morning wood thanks to the incredible testosterone production that happened during their sleep. The more high quality sleep you get, the higher your testosterone levels will be!

 

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As if you need an excuse... The more testosterone you have, the higher your sex drive. The more sex you have, the more testosterone your body produces. It's a cycle of awesome that benefits both you and your partner!

 

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Zinc is needed to produce testosterone, and taking a zinc supplement or eating more zinc-rich foods can show marked improvement in just a few weeks. Eat kefir, yoghurt, beans, seafood, lamb, beef, wheat germ, and spinach to get more of this vital mineral.

 

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High Intensity Interval Training is for more than just fat loss, but it will do wonders for your T levels. Mix bursts of high intensity exercise (sprinting, fast cycling and similar exercises) with periods of low intensity exercise (such as walking or jogging), and you'll speed up your metabolism, burn more fat, and force your body to produce more testosterone.

 

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Exercise causes your body to produce more testosterone, and nothing gives you a shot of that all-important hormone like strength training. Lifting weights using compound exercises like Deadlifts, Bench Presses, Chin-Ups, and Squats is the key to maximizing your testosterone production.

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