Recently we put out some content on what the best testosterone boosters for men over 50 are. We tested hundreds of products from all around the world and narrowed it down to just a couple of products that we really recommend using. As a result of this, many of our readers wondered what some of the best ways to naturally increase testosterone are. While we do love the effects that boosters bring to men, we can admit that increasing your levels of testosterone naturally without the use of any products sounds far more appealing to the average person. One thing to keep in mind though is that increasing testosterone naturally is only possible if you aren’t at your natural potential already. For example, if you already are maximizing your body’s natural production of the hormone, there isn’t really anything you can realistically do to get more bang for your buck.
Step One: Eating A Healthy Diet
In order for your body to produce sufficient amounts of testosterone, you must be willing to feed it the ingredients that it needs to build this hormone. It has become common knowledge that the best foods for males looking to increase their testosterone levels are foods that are high in protein and fats (preferably unsaturated or good fats). Getting these foods into your diet daily can be quite a challenge for individuals who do not eat meat or animal products but doing so is still very possible with the use of smoothies, shakes, nuts, seeds, and other plant-based products.
If you are not vegetarian or vegan, the options open up even more. A lot of the foods that are said to increase testosterone levels are already naturally very tasty and you probably eat some of these foods in your day-to-day life already. However, you may not be eating them at a high enough frequency so increasing the volume of the foods you intake could still be beneficial. These are some of the best foods to eat if you’re looking to increase your testosterone:
- Low-Fat Milk
Though these are the main staple foods that people will typically recommend, there are far more foods that theoretically are great for increasing levels of testosterone. Generally though, the foods that aren’t mentioned amongst the others are done so on purpose; they may be beneficial for increasing your levels of T, but they might not be healthy overall.
Step Two: Exercise & Working Out
Unless you are completely new to the world of male hormones, you probably were already aware of the fact that working out has been shown to greatly increase levels of testosterone in men. When we refer to working out, we’re talking specifically about strength-training; doing a light 20 minute jog on the treadmill will not stimulate your growth hormone or the production of essential hormones. Workouts must be strenuous to have a great effect. Here are some of the best exercises for increasing testosterone:
- Bench Press
- Olympic Lifts
These exercises are typically very intense but for a good reason. Doing these exercises and really working your body to a pulp may hurt in the short term, but in the long-run you are helping yourself a lot in the hormone department.
Step Three: Get Rest & Sleep
This last step can’t be stressed enough. Nothing else matters in your journey to increase testosterone if you are not getting a sufficient amount of sleep, plain and simple. Testosterone is produced in the highest rates while you sleep so if you aren’t getting the sleep you need, all of the exercise and healthy eating is going to waste and you are just going to end up in frustration and disappointment. Be sure to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep every single night!
Stress is also a huge factor when it comes to not only testosterone, but all hormones in general. It acts as a cancer and works against you in every way; to get the most out of your body, make it a point to completely eliminate stress by whatever means necessary. It’s understandable that some things just can’t be changed every night (such as your family life, career, etc.) but at the same time, nothing will change if you don’t take the small (but essential) steps toward the goal you want to achieve.