The key factor to take from this is to eat a balanced diet and incorporate some or all of these foods in moderation. It is also important to note that certain foods will have a direct negative impact on testosterone production, these include a high alcohol intake and high fat and carbohydrate diets. We know that men that drink alcohol on a daily basis tend to have lower levels of testosterone than those who drink less. In addition, diets high in fat and carbohydrates can be problematic; carbohydrates, in particular, cause a spike in insulin, which causes a reduction in testosterone and can lead to obesity, the ultimate testosterone suppressant.
If you think you might have low testosterone, improving your diet, doing more exercise, and getting plenty of sleep will no doubt be beneficial. However, it is crucial that you have your testosterone levels tested and, if they are low, speak to Men’s Health specialist to find out why the levels have dropped, and what can be done to help.