A Guide to Natural Testosterone Boosters for Men

I remember the day that I realized how effective my efforts to boost my testosterone levels were quite clearly. I was on the way back from heading to the bathroom when I saw that my girlfriend was being pestered by a drunk man. Her eyes and her facial expression made it clear, she wanted to get away from this guy as quickly as possible. “Do you mind if I jump in?” I asked “I was sitting here and…”

The drunk cut me off curtly, and started to stand up and face me. I knew instantly that the conversation had to end right now. I picked him up by his collars and shoved him into the wall of the bar, winding him. In an instant, a bouncer came running over and then tossed us out into the street.

My girlfriend was rather humiliated by the events of that evening, but a part of her was turned on. She wanted to know what had gotten into me, and caused me to “go caveman” on the guy. I explained that I’d been feeling more aggressive, and she made it clear that she was confused, but found it oddly attractive. That’s a side effect that I hadn’t expected!

Over the last few months I’d been experimenting with testosterone boosting techniques, and I had managed to succeed in increasing my testosterone levels from 230 to over 600 ng/Dl thanks to some changes to my training and some new diet techniques. In addition to impressing my girlfriend,  I’d found that I was sleeping better, I had more motivation in the gym, I was recovering after a workout far more quickly, and my sex drive had soared. The only downside was a little acne appearing on my back, but this is something that I could work around, or manage. The really exciting thing was that all of this had been achieved legally and naturally – not a single anabolic steroid in sight.

It took reading through hundreds of blogs, studies, books and articles to discover the techniques that I needed to use. I have distilled all of that information into this article, in the hopes of saving you, my gentlemen readers, time on your quest to become stronger, younger and more virile.

The benefits of increasing testosterone for athletes and bodybuilders.

  • Improved protein synthesis from amino acids
  • Better appetite
  • Improved bone density and growth
  • Increased red blood cell production.
  • An increase in muscle formation and improved muscle healing, therefore causing increased strength.
  • An increase in motivation
  • Improved sleep, meaning better recovery both mentally and physically
  • Increased competitiveness and increased aggressiveness.

One of the things that I’ve found particularly effective at boosting testosterone levels was Elite Test 360 supplement – I could literally feel more energy and drive within a week of taking it.

If you’re interested in boosting testosterone for muscle building benefits, Pump Authority is a great resource to read.

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Going Green: How to Make Your Plate Sustainable

There are many reasons that we eat, one of which is hunger. We also eat for flavor, for pleasure and we share meals with family and friends for comfort, nutrition, friendship and health.

However, we also eat, becasue we eat. Many people however are turning green. Their menus are green and they choose to purchase sustainable foods that are both local and organic.

Those who are choosing to eat green, include people who choose to grow their own foods and compost all of the waste. They also take their reusable cloth bags to the grocer when they’re shopping. Everyone wants to make the concious decision to live greener as this is better for the environment. If you, like many, wish to increase your efforts to living green, these tips will help you.

Choose To Eat Fresh Produce When It’s In season

If your blessed enough to live in an area with many farms, then you can have ready access to fresh fruits and produce year round.

When you eat fruits and produce that are in season, your food travels less distance to get to your table. This ensures that your foods are fresher and more nutritious. One of the best ways to do this is to visit your Farmer’s Market. You’ll help support local farmers and you’ll provide your family with healthier food options.

If you don’t live near any Farmers Markets, there are still some options that you can use to get farm fresh foods, organic foods and the like.

Local Grocer

Choose organic foods at your local grocer. Learn to cook at home and save both time, money and fuel to travel to and from restaurants. Cooking your own food gives you more options. You can select what you’re eating, you can select only quality foods that will nourish your body. You can control portions, salt and other influences that can greatly affect your foods. This can save you time and money in your shopping.

Reduce Waste Of Food

According to 2010 EPA reports, Americans have generated up to 34 million tons of food waste. When you consider this, that is 40 percent of the food in your pantry at this very minute. Reducing food waste will help you to save money and keep things out of the landfills. When you take the time to plan your meals, you can cook what you’ve bought and eat more properly. You can plan to use leftovers in healthy meals. Your refrigerator will be cleaner and you’ll be healthier.

You’ll reduce waste and you’ll be healthier. Learn to clean the coils on your refrigerator as well to help reduce the stress on your refrigerator. It is amazing how cleaning it out and maintaining it will prolong its life.

Don’t forget to compost those veggie peelings and the like. There are a variety of in home ways to compost.

Get Rid Of Over Packaged Foods

Everyone knows that apples are presented in their natural state, without a wrapper. The best way to go green is to reduce the incoming pre packaged foods. This will help to reduce waste and improve landfills which will help you to live greener.

You’ll eat healthier because of this as well. If you trade the granola bars for bananans, if you eat crunchy veggies over that bag of chips, if you make healthy decisions, you’ll feel better and you’ll live greener.

Grow Your Own

A vegetable in your back yard can help provide your family with many healthy vegetables and fruits. You can live greener and you’ll enjoy unprocessed foods that have traveled from your garden to your table. You can compost the waste and turn it back into the garden.

Eat A Healthy Well BAnalced Diet

Learn healthy portions and stive to serve healthy portions. don’t over eat. Balance your meals to include the five food groups. Both your waist as well as your pocketbook will appreciate it. You’ll eat less and feel healthier.

Buy Organic

Organic doesn’t use pesticides, it doesn’t use herbicides and it doesn’t use any synthetic fertilizer. Organic foods are more expensive and it comes to a personal decision of whether or not you wish to buy them or not.

Don’t avoid healthy eating just because organic is expensive. Make healthy food selections. Remember that the label ‘organic’ doesn’t necessarily make it healthier. It’s what in it that makes it healthy.

Living and eating green are all up to you. Living green is a choice. It’s making wise decisions about what we eat, buy and grow. The best part about living green is that every choice leads to a healthier you.

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Eating Healthy: Balance Out Your Meal Plan With These Tips

It is not easy to cook and feed a family. You may feel as if the planning never ends, and trying to ensure that each meal touches on all the food groups may seem almost impossible at times. In order to keep things simple but healthy, there are several important questions you should pose to yourself.

Is the pantry stocked? Do your best to fill up your refrigerator and pantry with healthy foods. What time of year is it? The season often dictates what type of food you need to buy. For example, you may cook warmer foods, like chili, in the winter.

Take the answers to these questions and figure out what meals you want for the next seven days. Write out a list with everything required to make the recipes.

Including All the Food Groups

If you want to make a balanced meal, you must have something from all the food groups. This includes a vegetable, a fruit, a milk or milk product, grains and meat/beans. For inspiration, take a look at the MyPlate image. It shows how all food groups should look on the plate.

It is not as hard as you would think to do this. Perhaps you are planning to make pasta for dinner. Whip up a meat sauce, so that you have the meat food group covered. Chop up a few onions and mushrooms to throw in as well, so that vegetables are included. The pasta itself falls into the grain group, so you are fine there. Give everyone a glass of milk to get that covered and serve up a fruit salad to ensure the last group is a part of the meal.

If oatmeal is on the breakfast menu, add a bit of fruit and yogurt to spice up the dish. Hard boil an egg to serve on the side for some protein; you could also scramble one if you would like. If you are serving sandwiches for lunch, add a piece of cheese, wash some fruit and add a few carrots as well.

Serving balanced meals helps keep everyone in the family healthy. It ensures that the meals are nutritious, and it has an added bonus as well. By including something from all five food groups, even picky eaters should find something that they like and are satisfied with. In addition, the meals are much more interesting than if they only included two or three items.

Should you stress about making sure that each meal is balanced? No. Just do your best and try to be as healthy as possible.