How Does The Paleo Diet Affect Testosterone?
The paleo diet has proved to be very popular and very effective in reducing weight over the years, but what does it do for your testosterone? Does it help the body to produce more T or does it damage or restrict its production?
This is a guest post from Carl over at WhatDoesTestosteroneDo.org. Carl shows how a paleo diet affects your testosterone. He’s put together this infographic you’ll see below. This visual guide shows 6 major ways a paleo diet affects testosterone. Here’s a brief rundown of 2 of them:-
- How a Paleo Diet Supports Testosterone Synthesis.
High quality saturated fats support testosterone syntheses and a paleo diet advocates avocado, nuts, seeds, certain oils, olives etc… that are all full of these high quality fats that are great for testosterone.
- How a Paleo Diet Lowers Oxidative Stress
When under stress, the immune system can produce higher levels of inflammation. With a paleo diet encouraging large amounts of fruit and vegetables you are getting an anti-inflammatory diet.
Green leafy vegetables, nuts such as almonds and walnuts, fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna and fruits like oranges, strawberries, blueberries are all anti-inflammatory.
Check out the graphic below for a more detailed look at Paleo’s affect on testosterone.