We know that muscle mass gain is a combination of training and diet.
Today, we are not going to talk about the popular protein foods as we often see. We will focus on foods that increase testosterone levels.
Which foods can increase testosterone naturally?
And for what purpose to increase it?
Here are the top 5 foods to gain muscle.
What is the role of testosterone?
Testosterone is the male hormone par excellence. it is responsible for masculine characteristics (hair, deep voice …).
But what interests us the most is its anabolic effect (= muscle gain).
Also, note testosterone promotes fat loss because it improves the release of lipids by fat cells (adipocytes).
Diet can play a significant role in naturally increasing testosterone levels.
Let’s see the interesting foods for this purpose.
1. The eggs
And we’re talking about whole eggs.
Eggs are high in cholesterol. And testosterone is synthesized from cholesterol.
Studies have shown that athletes with a high cholesterol diet will gain more muscle mass.
We remind you that dietary cholesterol is not linked to blood cholesterol and that it is, therefore, safe to eat eggs every day.
Practical tip: Eat at least two eggs a day
2. Broccoli and cauliflower
Crucifers contain substances called Indole-3-Carbinol that limit the production of estrogen (female hormones).
Estrogen is the hormone antagonist of testosterone. It, therefore, contributes to the intake of fat and is not conducive to mass muscle gain.
Broccoli has an added advantage: it contains a lot of vitamin C., And vitamin C is involved in the secretion of testosterone.
Practical tip: Try to eat cruciferous foods once a day