April 13, 2019

Are nuts good for testosterone production? It depends on the kind of nuts you eat. Nuts are considered healthy, and some studies have linked increased consumption of nuts with enhanced brain function and lower oxidative damage markers and cardiovascular disease risk. Many nuts have a high amount of fiber, several micronutrients, and some beneficial amino acids. When it comes to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and testosterone production, most nuts are not as beneficial as you think. Read more about different NUTS around you.

A proper balance of Testosterone should be maintained within the body. The benfits of the same are as follows:

  • Healthy heart and blood
  • Less fat, more muscles
  • Strong bones
  • Better verbal memory or mathematical reasoning
  • Improved mood

Some nuts like walnuts and almonds have been found to boost the levels of SHBG in the body by ten to twenty percent. SHBG binds to DHT and free-testosterone, making them inactive and reducing androgen bioavailability in the process. Many kinds of nuts are packed with PUFAs or polyunsaturated fatty acids. Increased PUFA intake can reduce testosterone levels by increasing oxidative damage in storage tissues. A lot of nuts are rich in phytosterols. Although phytosterols reduce the levels of cholesterol in the body, all of the steroid hormones that naturally exist in the body are made from cholesterol. Large amounts of phytosterols can inhibit this function. Here are the nuts that can help with testosterone production.

  • Brazil nuts are rich in pro-testosterone micronutrients such as magnesium, zinc, selenium, and boron. It doesn’t contain a large number of polyunsaturated fats.
  • Macadamia nuts are packed with monounsaturated fats that can help boost testosterone production. It contains 2% polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Here are some of the nuts that can hurt the levels of testosterone in the body.

  • Walnuts are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids. It can increase SHBG levels, which can render some free-testosterone inactive.
  • Pistachios have high phytosterol content, which may reduce testosterone levels in the body.
  • Almonds contain a large number of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which can boost SHBG levels and reduce free-testosterone levels.

Some nuts have a positive effect on testosterone levels. Others can reduce the levels of testosterone in the body. Avoid nuts with a high amount of PUFA and phytosterols. Choose nuts that are rich in T-boosting micronutrients and low in phytosterols and PUFA content.

There are also some lifestyle changes that you can do to boost your testosterone levels. Avoid processed foods because they are high in sugar, calories, salt and trans fats that can lower testosterone levels and testicular damage function. You should also avoid plastic-packaged or canned foods as they can affect your hormone levels. Reduce alcohol consumption. Drinking too much alcohol can reduce fertility in both men and women.

Include more leafy green vegetables in your diet. Kale, spinach and Swiss chard are packed with magnesium, which is a mineral that may increase your testosterone levels. Other good sources of magnesium are seeds and nuts, whole grains as well as lentils and beans. Fatty fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which may help boost testosterone production. Examples of fish that are packed with omega-3 fatty acids are herring, sardines, salmon, Atlantic mackerel, and trout.

NY Spice Shop's selection are pleased to inform you that they offer a variety of nuts and seeds. Read more about the nuts and seeds that can help you make your diet healthier. They offer cashews, Brazil nuts, raw nuts, salted nuts, and roasted nuts. NY Spice Shop also offers snacks, herbal teas, dried fruits, seasonings, spices, and herbs.



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