What Is Man-Food?

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What is man-food? Well, any food that helps a man maintain healthy levels of the male hormone testosterone can be seen as man-food. Men need testosterone for both staying strong and maintaining healthy libido.

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Testosterone plays an important role in sperm production, growth of body hair, muscles, bone density, fat distribution and even the size of the manhood.

When T levels dip, a man may lose his strength as well as his fertility. In fact, low levels of testosterone could make a man feel tired all the time, reduce libido, cause poor erections, cause hair loss, memory loss, muscle loss and may also cause obesity.

In fact, a dip in the T-levels could also increase the risk of diabetes, depression, cognitive issues, osteoporosis and heart issues too.

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So, here are some foods to add to your diet to ensure that you maintain optimum T levels.

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Vegetables

Kale, radish, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli and watercress are some foods that play a role in estrogen metabolism and thereby keep T-levels in tact in men.

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Selenium

Selenium has its own role in the maintenance of T-levels and therefore is important for fertility in men. Consume shellfish, crab, liver and Brazil nuts to get enough of selenium.

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Vitamin D3

Yes, even vitamin D is necessary for optimum levels of testosterone. Get some sunlight to call yourself a man.

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Zinc

Lack of enough zinc could cause a dip in serum T-levels. To maintain the right ratio of testosterone and estrogen levels, you may need to consume enough of zinc. It is present in cashew nuts, spinach, lamb, beef, pumpkin seeds and beef.

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Omega 3

As omega 3 fatty acids tend to minimise inflammation and indirectly reduce stress levels, they can also raise T levels. Eat walnuts, mackerel, salmon, chia seeds and flax seeds.

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Cholesterol

Yes, your body needs cholesterol to prepare testosterone. Eggs, chicken, cream, sardines and butter can give you some dietary cholesterol.

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Fats

Get it from healthy sources like nuts, olive oil, avocados, meats, eggs and coconut oil. Such foods help your body create testosterone.

Story first published: Monday, July 25, 2016, 15:51 [IST]
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