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Gynecomastia- Foods to Avoid

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How to Adjust Your Workout Regimen to Reduce Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia can present itself as both an unrelenting and uncomfortable issue for men. While this condition is physical, gynecomastia has a strong emotional impact on those suffering from it. When a hormonal imbalance occurs in the male body – testosterone levels are low and estrogen levels are high – one of the effects can be gynecomastia (also called man boobs or moobs). Often it is a temporary problem that goes away within a couple of years. If you are looking for ways to get rid of gynecomastia, diet or nutrition may help with the appearance of your chest.

Foods to Increase Testosterone Levels for Men with Gynecomastia

Before we begin, take into consideration that contrary to what you may read online, science has not found yet magic pills or nutritional supplements that can eliminate gynecomastia. If there are lumps in your chest, these are typically glandular breast tissues that are not going to go away with diet or exercise. If you are overall lean and suffer from gynecomastia, surgery may be your only real option.

For another group of men with gynecomastia, diet can help, If you are overweight or obese, by significantly reducing your weight, you may very well be able to lose most of your moobs. This means you will really need to change your lifestyle and embark on a combination of physical activity and a specific, healthier diet. This can help you re-balance your body hormones and improve your body mass index (BMI). Not sure where to begin? We are here to help you begin by consuming nutritious food which with low caloric content, to achieve weight loss and peak muscle performance.

Start by adding these powerhouse ingredients into your routine:

  • Zinc: Do you lift weights or incorporate cardio into your workout regime? Those activities lower zinc levels. Adding zinc back into your diet will boost testosterone levels and provide balance. There are many delicious foods with high amounts of zinc such as: lean beef, oysters, veal liver, spinach, salmon and cheese. If you’re craving a snack, grab a handful of cashews, peanuts or pumpkin seeds to pack in the zinc.
  • Vitamin D: This multifunctional nutrient increases sperm count and testosterone levels. When tested on overweight males, the testosterone levels after consuming vitamin D were impressive. You won’t need to change your diet too much, just eat more eggs, pork and dairy.
  • Healthy Fats: Foods rich in healthy doses of fat both taste great and work well at boosting testosterone production. You’ll want to incorporate avocados, walnuts, egg yolks and raw almonds into your diet. You can also try supplementing canola oil for coconut oil, which is better for you and support your estrogen reducing mission.

You can stay away from soy products, as they contain high amounts of a herbal type of estrogen. Unlike what you may have read online, there is little indication that this type of estrogen can elevate estrogen levels in the male body.

Reshape Your Upper Body Area with Fresh Squeezed Juices

In addition to making some dietary changes as suggested above, juicing is also an excellent way to consume selected ingredients that will keep important nutrients fed to your body while minimizing calorie intake. It is important to remember that even a perfect diet isn’t a guarantee that your man boobs will disappear. Eating right will reduce fat, but cannot remove breast tissue. Man boobs cause by increased weight gain is called Pseudogynecomastia.

Next steps? Read about workouts to reduce gynecomastia, gynecomastia removal by surgery, sign up to our forums, or go over before/after photos of people who got rid of their moobs.


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