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The Testosterone Report Cutting sugar (which is likely addictive 8 ) and other carbs can be hard, especially if they are the cornerstone of your diet, and I’m not saying that you become necessarily a “carb hater”, but some foods should be banned right now, like every industrial snack or cake, and everything made with refined flour. The first rule of thumb is that if it comes in a bag or a box is an usual suspect. Goodbye Doritos, donuts, chips, cakes, sugar loaded cereals, chocolates, snacks, cupcakes… Those foods create insulin spikes that will tear one hole in your roof and other in your pants. That’s the first step, next maybe you will want to know more and restrict grains, bread, pasta, etc. But that’s up to you if you want to go deeper into the rabbit hole, for now, don’t spike your insulin. We always take a look at calories but we are looking at the wrong thing, every food has what’s called Glycemic Index (GI), a high Glycemic index means that when we eat that food our insulin will come to the dance floor, (elbowing testosterone and other fat burning hormones in the process). A value of 100 is assigned to sugar, and other foods are classified accordingly. You can search the GI of foods in Internet and try to keep them low in the diet, GI it’s not the be all and end all, but it’s a good starting point in our testosterone driven efforts. Diet 2: sweep estrogens We will see here two very simple moves that can bring good results in our diet efforts to optimize testosterone. Estrogens are the “female” hormone, and we, males, have them too, in fact they are necessary to some of our brain functions (yeah I know, the brain, who needs it, right? But it is what it is), so males create estrogens from the testosterone by the enzyme aromatase. But we create only a little, so the ratio testosterone / estrogens is about 50:1, if we have a lower ratio we don’t “feel that good”. Ok, get this, estrogens are not the bad guys, almost nothing here (but some substances that we will see) is bad “per se”, everything has a role, what we want is a good balance, so we are going to make sure that we keep that balance and check our estrogen levels. We must have the minimum needed (but no more) and they must be the nice kind of estrogens. Our two weapons for that are going to be broccoli and zinc. WHAT? You are a grown man, in fact you became an adult only to escape from broccoli and I’m telling you to go back to it? 8 Evidence for sugar addiction: Behavioral and neurochemical effects of intermittent, excessive sugar intake. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. Volume 32, Issue 1, 2008, Pages 20-39. Nicole M. Avenaa, Pedro Radaa and Bartley G. Hoebel. Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton. 13