Diet for Anti-aging & Sense of Well-Being
You are what you eat! If you want to keep hormone balance and
reduce effects of aging, it is extremely important to follow these dietary
Eat moderate amounts of protein. Protein in Latin means "above
all else." Protein stimulates the hormone glucagon and the
anabolic (muscle building) responses important for adequate
Eat more vegetables and fruit and limit excessive carbohydrate
intake especially of simple sugars and starches (grains,
potatoes, pasta). Excess intake of carbohydrates especially
those that raise blood sugar rapidly create chronically elevated
levels of the hormone insulin and cortisol. These two hormones
oppose the action of testosterone and diminish itís production.
Eat Fat! The reason Jack Sprat was so lean was he ate no fat.
Essential fats such as the omega 3 fatty acids found in fish and
flaxseed as well as saturated fats are essential for normal
testosterone production. All steroid hormones are produced from
cholesterol and when fats are deficient in the diet, this
process will be inhibited.
Research indicates that low fat diets results in lower
testosterone levels while those higher in protein, lower in
carbohydrate and moderate in fat cause the greatest sustained
levels of testosterone and growth hormone.
After exercise , those men who are on a diet with a higher
protein/carbohydrate ratio and percent fat content have the
largest increase in testosterone and the smallest rise in cortisol.
exercise and eat smart to minimize the catabolic and
maximize the anabolic effects of exercise. If your diet is very
low in fat and high in complex carbohydrates and fiber, your
testosterone levels may remain very low and you will never make
the changes in muscle mass and strength that you desire.
stress hormones such as adrenaline, nor-adrenaline and cortisol
are released. These hormones that are released to protect our
lives have catabolic activity. This means they catabolize
(breakdown) body stores of fat and protein to be used for acute
resources of energy and immune response. They go even one step
farther and inhibit all anabolic processes has well. Because in
life or death situations the body does not need to build muscle,
eat, have sexual thoughts etc. processes that require vital life
energy, all anabolic (building) processes including testosterone
are shut down.
The brainís thermostat (the hypothalamus) decides
if enough testosterone is present in the blood in a large part
based on how much estrogen is present. Since estrogen in one
pathway is made
from testosterone, the brain reacts that if estrogen is high, testosterone must be as well.
Unfortunately, in today's modern world of nutritional
deficiencies, obesity, foreign drugs and chemicals that cause
abnormal increases in estrogen, this feedback system can be
faulty. So high estrogen can be a double edge sword. It is
not only harmful in itself, but it also causes decreased
triglycerides in the blood have been positively linked to
proneness to heart disease, but these triglycerides do not come
directly from dietary fats; they are made in the liver from any
excess sugars that have not been used for energy. The source of
these excess sugars is any food containing carbohydrates,
particularly refined sugar and white flour.
Saturated fats are anti-microbial fats.
U use expeller-expressed
oils. They have less heat in process so less damage.
Zinc competes with copper, iron, calcium and magnesium for
absorption, if you are taking extra zinc, it is important you
also take a good quality multimineral supplement which includes
Folic acid, vitamin
B6, vitamin B12 and choline are nutrients that lower serum
homocysteine levels. That is good.
This information is not intended to diagnose or treat any
disease or condition. It is strictly for educational purposes.
About the author: He has a PhD and is a researcher, scientist, author,
lecturer, forensic investigator, and university professor who is
recognized in numerous Whoís Who.