The adrenal glands produce less testosterone than the testes. But they still contribute to your T Levels. They are well worth nourishing!
Lying atop the kidneys, the adrenal glands produce several types of hormones. The inner core produces stress hormones like adrenaline. The outer layer produces androgens: the family of male steroids, such as testosterone.
Here are 6 surprising ways to properly nourishing your adrenals…
Take good care of your adrenal glands – and they will help to take good care of you!
Here are some easy ways for you to consider adjusting your diet to support your adrenals. Many of these tips are simple changes to your everyday eating and drinking habits.
1. Consume foods rich in Vitamin C.
Vitamin C is great for nourishing your adrenals. It helps reduce stress and recharges them. Foods packed with Vitamin C include oranges, tangerines, red and yellow peppers, strawberries, kiwi, melons, dark leafy greens, and cruciferous veggies. Some of this produce is heavily doused with pesticides, so your best bet is to go organic
2. Avoid simple sugars and processed foods.
This includes flour products, white pasta, and just about anything in a box. When these foods spike your blood sugar, they cause the adrenals to work overtime. NOTE: The exception is right after a workout
3. Avoid fast foods.
They’re highly processed and loaded with unnatural fats, high salt, and heavy toxins that stress your adrenals
4. Avoid inflammatory foods.
This includes dairy and fast foods. Better to eat inflammation-lowering foods like wild-caught salmon with its Omega 3s. Avoid farm-raised salmon (or any other farm-raised fish). They’re loaded with high levels of contaminants. Since they’re fed grain and legume feed, their omega-3 fats are 50% less than wild-caught salmon
5. Go easy on the caffeine.
While caffeine can help stimulate mental focus and even have antioxidant properties, more than 1 cup of coffee or 2 cups of caffeinated tea puts your adrenals under stress
6. Avoid caffeinated soft drinks and energy drinks.
Here you have caffeine and processed sugar for a double whammy
7. Don’t skip meals.
This stresses your adrenals. NOTE: The exception is for intermittent fasting
Every part of your body is deserving of intention and care – and all parts have an impact on your overall health.
If you are fighting Low T, then it is even more important for you to nourish all aspects of your body, mind, and health. If you are committed to living to your full potential, then this is your mindset. Sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest difference.