Boost Your Testosterone Levels With These 5 Vegan Foods

Testosterone is a steroid hormone, produced in men’s testicles and women’s ovaries. When your levels are running a little bit low, it can really help a lot if you know of some ways to help boost your testosterone levels naturally, without using any drugs or medication.

The adrenal glands also produce small amounts of this important hormone.

During puberty in boys, testosterone is one of the main drivers of physical changes like increased muscle, deeper voice, as well as hair growth.

Having optimal testosterone levels is also important throughout adulthood and even during old age.

In adults, healthy levels are important for the following reasons:

> General health <

> Disease risk <

> Body composition <

> Sexual function <

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In this post, we are going to have a look at the following information:

> Reasons why testosterone is important

> 5 vegan-friendly foods that will help boost your testosterone levels naturally.

> A few other things that will also help boost your testosterone levels, without using any medicine.

> Things that you should avoid if you are trying to boost your “T” levels.


Boost Your Testosterone Levels Naturally

1) Pomegranates

According to a study done in 2012, the testosterone boosting benefits from pomegranates have the ability to help kickstart the “T” levels for both men and women.

Apart from the “T” boosting benefits that this amazing superfood offers, pomegranates are also packed full of antioxidants that are believed to promote good heart health, aids in blood pressure improvements, as well as the ability to assist in stress reduction. 

boost testosterone levels with pomegranates

2) Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) assists in promoting a healthy male reproductive system.

A study done a few years ago indicated that EVOO may boost serum testosterone levels in healthy adult men.

The participants of the experiment also experienced an increase in luteinizing hormone, which is a hormone that stimulates cells in the testes, resulting in a more optimal production of testosterone.


You can buy my favourite EVOO online here. This EVOO is from a farm in Stellenbosch called Morgenster.

boost testosterone levels with pomegranates

3) Ginger

Ginger is a type of spice- similar to that of turmeric– which has been used for centuries, both for medical reasons and for culinary purposes.

This amazing spice offers a whole bunch of health benefits, including the production of testosterone. 

A study done in 2012 showed that a group of 75 adult men who took a teaspoon of ginger every day for 3 months were able to increase their “T” levels by 17,7%


ginger for boosting testosterone levels

4) Garlic


Garlic contains the compound allicin, which has been shown to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Stress is believed to be one of the biggest contributors to a decrease in testosterone levels. Apart from the negative impacts stress has on our “T” levels, stress can play a major role in having a compromised immune system.

Therefore, when levels of cortisol are brought back down to normal levels, testosterone production can function as it is supposed to.

Check this post out which will give you multiple tips on how to boost your immune system.

Another post that I did a few months ago was all about healthy foods that promote a healthy immune system.

garlic for boosting testosterone levels

5) Cruciferous Vegetables


Including more cruciferous vegetables in your daily meal plan, rids the excess estrogen in your body, which results in an increase in testosterone production.

Examples of cruciferous vegetables are cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli.

Just beware of how you cook your vegetables, as certain cooking methods will destroy the health-promoting nutrients from the vegetables. 

have a look at a post I did a few months ago on the healthiest cooking methods, to make sure you get the most health benefits from your cruciferous vegetables.


cruciferous vegetables will help boost testosterone levels

Boost your testosterone levels naturally – a few other things:

> Sunlight / Vitamin D < 

Research shows that getting enough sunlight will promote healthier testosterone production.

If you can’t get sunlight during the winter seasons, check this post I did on Vitamin D for vegans.

> Exercise < 

Have a look at this article, which gives a list of some exercises that you can do which will help boost your testosterone levels.

> Sleep / Rest < 

Read through this post to find out how testosterone levels get affected by the way that we sleep. 

Getting a good night’s rest can help boost “T” levels.

good sleep will help boost your testosterone levels

Boost your testosterone levels – things to AVOID:

> Alcohol < 

Research shows that drinking high quantities of alcohol can significantly reduce your natural production of testosterone.

The reason for this is due to the fact that drinking too much alcohol causes a lot of stress to the immune system, which then results in the production of the stress hormone- cortisol.

> Certain Foods < 

Certain foods are believed to reduce the body’s natural production of testosterone.

These foods include things like dairy products, mint tea, bread, pastries, licorice, and trans fats.

> Other illnesses < 

Testosterone levels are thought to decrease in people that suffer from other illnesses such as diabetes and obesity

That’s it:

Thanks for taking the time to read through this post. 

I hope you gained a bit of knowledge with regards to boosting your “T” levels naturally.

If you know of any other natural remedies for boosting testosterone, please let me know in the comments section below.

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