What is testosterone and what does it do?
Regardless if you have myopia or hyperopia distinguishing a man from a woman is almost always easy. Why? Simply because of the stark contrast in features each one possesses. Sure, there may be overlaps in exceptional groups like in conditions such as hirsutism but this happens very rarely.
Men and women share the exact same hormones the only difference is in the amounts. This variance is highly essential as it demarcates males from females. So if you’re wondering why men are naturally more muscular than women or why pubescent boys grow beards and have chest hair this is simply because of the abundance of testosterone in their system. Testosterone is a steroid hormone coming from the androgen group and is normally found in mammals. In men, testosterone is secreted in the testicles while small amounts are being secreted by the adrenal glands. In women, testosterone although in a much rather insignificant degree, is being secreted by the ovaries.
Testosterone, although present in both genders, is considered as the principal sex hormone in males for the reason that it impacts men more. Testosterone plays an integral role in the development of a man’s reproductive tissues like the prostate and the testis. Aside from that it also promotes secondary sexual characteristics like the growth of body hair (which explains why teenage boys grow beards and have moustaches), increased bone mass and muscles.
Men produce testosterone in an approximation of seven mg per day. This amount is sufficient enough to carry out the tasks that it has been designed to do. Unfortunately because of aging, men’s testosterone dwindles in an average of one to two percent each year. This decline can be dismissed as irrelevant because of its paltry amount but if the effects are astounding like decreased muscle mass, decreased bone mass, erectile dysfunction, poor libido or worse, impotence then you need to take action. The best solution of course is to consult your doctor but if you want to try out natural methods to elevate testosterone levels, you can. By overhauling your diet, you can naturally boost your testosterone levels dramatically.
What are testosterone boosting foods that you need to fill your fridge with?
Whipping up testosterone-packed meals is every man’s dream. You’re not just feeding your appetite but you’re also feeding your body with testosterone to replenish what has been lost.
You can start off with venison. A diet that is bereft of meat can cause testosterone levels to drop by increasing hormones that tend to deactivate testosterone. But be mindful about the types of meat you consume because diets that are rich in saturated fats found in lamb and beef can also lower testosterone. To be safe, stick with venison.
Who would have thought that having left over rice can help you boost your testosterone? Well it’s actually not the rice per se but the things you can add to your leftover rice that can make a difference. If you still have a whole bowl of left over rice don’t throw it away. Instead you can add garlic, an ounce of olive oil and a pinch of salt, sautéing it all together in a pan to create a bowl of flavorful garlic rice. Garlic contains allicin which is a compound known to lower cortisol. Cortisol, by the way, is a stress hormone that competes with testosterone. Some men prefer to eat garlic raw because it is more potent in this form.
Who can live without eggs? Your bacon and pancakes wouldn’t be complete without it. Another good reason to enjoy your eggs aside from the fact that if incorporated with other dishes makes it even tastier is the extra testosterone it can add to your system. Apparently the yolks contain cholesterol and cholesterol as we all know is a precursor for testosterone. So don’t stop yourself from ordering eggs benedict or tossing a creamy egg salad. Enjoy your eggs so you can enjoy its benefits after.
Author: Ira Deano – A registered nurse working for NaturalTongkatali.com, is an avid health writer who keeps herself abreast of the latest research and studies on Tongkat Ali Extract and Health Topics. She believes in the benefits of continued learning and aims to inspire and make the world a better place for both men and women through her writings.