How Can I Naturally Increase My Testosterone Levels?

  1. Get enough sleep: 7-8 hours
  2. Loose weight: being overweight/obese is associated with low testosterone levels
  3. Get more active: strengthening your muscles increases the amount of testosterone your body produces
  4. Make sure your diet includes monosaturated fats (fish, nuts, olive oil, avocado), zinc, and magnesium
  5. Manage stress better

Alcohol consumption has been on the list, but is now largely dismissed because most people aren’t drinking ~120 g of alcohol (the equivalent of 10 beers).

I take #4 as another endorsement of the Mediterranean diet.

Some Like it Hot: Men Who Enjoy Spicy Food Have Higher Testosterone Levels

Men who enjoy spicy food – are you also balding? 😉

Not everyone may have a strong threshold for spicy food. Some don’t even have the guts to partake of food dashed with chili or chili sauce because of the unbearably tingling hotness they bring to the palate. However, for men who enjoy spicy food, they were also observed to have elevated testosterone levels, according to a new study.

Source: Men Who Enjoy Spicy Food Have Higher Testosterone Levels: Report

The article says it’s only correlation – that eating spicy food is a risky/adventurous habit/stunt, so it’s unlikely that eating more spicy food will increase your testosterone levels if so inclined.