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8 foods to fuel your masculinity

Posted in General Health 19 Jan, 2012

Is your testosterone running low? Testosterone, a steroid hormone, is responsible for muscle strength, great energy level, virile sexual performance and all other ingredients of masculinity. Unbeknown to many, testosterone deficiency can result in increased anger, anxiousness, depression, muscle weakness and sexual disorders, such as erectile dysfunction.

While testosterone replacement therapy is a solution to stabilise the balance of hormones within the body, men can take a natural route to boost testosterone levels. Here we have compiled a list of top eight testosterone-boosting foods that, if added to your diet, will enhance libido, help boost muscle mass and increase energy levels:

Eggs

A rich source of vitamins B5 and B6, eggs help balance testosterone levels, which is vital for a healthy libido. Egg yolk contains unadulterated cholesterol, which is essential for the production of testosterone.

Honey

A mild, natural sexual stimulant, pure honey contains zinc and vitamin E, both of which promote virility. Honey is a friend to male sexual health as it can enhance erection strength. A mixture of honey and garlic is an aphrodisiac that, if taken regularly, can help improve your performance in bed.

Raw Oysters

Excellent source of zinc, oysters help to increase sperm count and testosterone levels. Dopamine in oysters is a hormone known to enhance libido. So, gulp down a raw oyster before going to bed to help get your sex drive back on track.

Pomegranate

According to a research published in International Journal of Impotence Research, pomegranate juice protects men against impotence. Pomegranate juice ramps up blood flow in penis, inhibits uptake of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and dramatically lowers blood pressure.

Avocado

Containing high content of vitamin B6 and folic acid, avocado increases testosterone production. Avocado also lowers the intake of LDL cholesterol, resulting in clearer arteries and more testosterone.

Almonds

An aphrodisiac that is naturally rich in zinc, manganese and copper, all of which are vial for production of enzyme Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD), which is further essential for sexual potency.

Coffee

Drinking coffee boosts dopamine, a major neurotransmitter which helps in keeping the level of testosterone at a healthy level, thereby boosting libido.

Figs

High in amino acids, figs increase levels of nitric oxide in the body, essential for increasing libido. The flavour and smell of figs is known to assist in arousal, which may mean your desire to be intimate gets a lot healthier too.

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  • EdwarWednesday, Feb 01, 2012

    Great article thanks for sharing ....

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