The legacy of diet fad of 80-90’s was eat to eat a low-fat diet to lose weight. This resulted in misconception that carbs and protein are great for body but “fat” was bad no matter what. This belief resulted not only in people’s misconception, but the industry started promoting their “low-fat” products to meet the market demands.
For the blue-pilled masses, this misconception still lives to this day. People avoid eating dietary fat and feels guilty about eating high fat foods.
But here is the RED PILL: Are you ready to hear the truth, NEO?
Consuming fat can help you become leaner, more ripped and shredded. By eating healthy fat, such as monounsaturated fat, your testosterone levels will increase. Eating a low-fat diet is known to decrease testosterone, while high-fat diet can increase testosterone.
Wow, consume more fat to shred fat and increase testosterone??
Yes! This particular study says that researchers detected higher testosterone levels in urine of males who consumed more fat.
This other study also found out that low-fat/high-fiber diet caused decrease of serum total and free testosterone level.
(As you know, the most important testosterone that is used by the system are unbound free testosterone.)
Okay then, what kinda fats?
Well, here are three different types of dietary fat…
- Saturated Fat
- Monounsaturated Fat
- Polyunsaturated Fat
This extensive study states that saturated fat and monounsaturated fat increased testosterone while overconsumption in protein and polyunsaturated fat decreased testosterone levels.
Although protein is very important (We all know it is). You do not want to overconsume protein and you never want to replace carbs with protein. Same goes with polyunsaturated fat. Polyunsaturated fats are found in flaxseed oil, fish oil, soybean oil, omega fatty acids. We all know that polyunsaturated fats and omega 3 fatty acids are very important as well as protein is. However, I recommend you do not overconsume them.
What I really recommend you eat more of is saturated and monounsaturated fats. Saturated fats are found in meat, dairy, eggs, coconut oil, butter, etc. Monounsaturated fats are found in olive oil, argan oil, nut oil (macadamia, almonds, etc.), peanut butter, avocado oil and etc.
I recommend you increase your consumption in these fats.
This research concludes that argan and olive oil (high content in healthy monounsaturated fat) consumption increased testosterone levels.
Youtube channel: blogilates shows you the “6 Unique & Exciting Ways to Eat Avocado“
Avocado is very high in monounsaturated fats and it will sky rocket your testosterone levels
Youtube channel: Vegan Health Fitness sums it up really well in his video “Anabolic Almonds and Avocados – Boost Testosterone Naturally”
I would recommend that you eat more healthy fat in your diet to increase your testosterone. I am not saying be an extremist and eat 5 steaks and 10lbs of bacon… no…. I am just saying eat a healthy balanced diet with lots of green veggies, but DO INCREASE your intake of saturated and monounsaturated fat in order to increase testosterone levels.