As one researches the myriad of processes and ingredients the body utilizes to produce testosterone, one area that is an alarmingly concern is how our modern diet is sorely lacking in supplying the key ingredients necessary for what I would term “full T production.” The results today are clear, as I have stated before, by the fact that the average U.S. male testosterone levels have dropped 1% per year since the 1950’s. Yes, that’s right—your grandfather likely averaged twice the testosterone you have today. So you better get off his lawn, you little whipper-snapper before he flexes that ‘old man strength!’
Seeing that resetting our nutrition is a core tenet of naturally maximizing core testosterone levels back to the ‘days of old,’ it makes sense that we equip ourselves with a handful of recipes in our kitchen aimed at boosting all the critical ingredients that I have mentioned time and again in my articles and videos. Hence, I created the Testosterone Top-10 e-cookbook as part of the Testosterone-365 program to help men create delicious, testosterone-boosting meals that weren’t a chore to make.
As a freebie, I wanted to share one of my favorite meals from this list that’s packed with as many hormone-benefiting key ingredients that I could muster. This meal has become a staple of my weekly diet and one that I actually look forward to eating. It’s one thing to say, “Eat more magnesium, zinc, selenium, & healthy fats while closely managing your insulin levels,” but it’s another entirely to show you a delicious example of how! Check it out:
The Natty Life Test Salad:
Mix Greens (I prefer the ‘Power Greens’ variety that includes chard and kale if possible) 2 cups
Organic Spinach, 2 cups
Organic Grass-fed Beef, 8-12 ounces, cut into strips seasoned with pepper & sea salt
Walnuts, small handful (about ½ ounce)
Brazil nuts, small handful (about ½ ounce)
Broccoli, approximately 3 ounces diced
Red Bell pepper, ½ of pepper, diced
Virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons
MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil, 1-2 tablespoons (don’t overdo it here)
Apple Cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar, 1-2 tablespoons to taste
Garlic, 2-3 cloves diced
Organic Avocado, ½ of an avocado diced over the top
I personally make this salad every week and I feel incredible each and every time I eat it. Ever notice the sad paradox that is the inverse relationships between how good something tastes while you eat it and how good you feel after you eat it?! Well, this salad is the exception since it tastes delicious during consumption yet you feel full and nourished afterwards as well. It is packed with quality protein, Omega-3 fats, indole-3 carbinol veggies that reduce bad estrogen in the body, magnesium, zinc, selenium, and the apple cider vinegar even helps keep your insulin levels in check.
If it seems like a lot to prepare, it is actually pretty easy once you have made it the first time. I like to make a giant bowl of it and eat it over several days of the week (you know, to cut down on labor costs!).
You can mix/match the salad to give it variety and make it your own but, please, for the love of all things holy, do not add ‘bad fat’ or sugary salad dressings, croutons or other empty carbs to the mix. Serious, bro—don’t bastardize my salad and undo the amazing health benefits. If you do, not only will your T-levels not rise, but somewhere in the world I’ll suddenly and instinctively feel a ‘disturbance in the force’ and it’ll seriously bum out my day.
Send me pictures of your variations and other ways you make the NattyLife salad your own!