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Other/Mixed Do Onions Increase Testosterone?

Other strength modalities (e.g., Clubs), mixed strength modalities (e.g., combined kettlebell and barbell), other goals (flexibility)


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Apparently onions decrease cholesterol.
Are they increasing the rate of conversion of cholesterol to testoreone?


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I seem to have found the tipping point for my ability to metabolize onions.

Yesterday, I ate 4 home made hamburgers using 1.5 lb / 24 oz of 90/10 grass fed beef -- 2 for lunch, 2 for dinner. Each burger used 6 oz of hamburger.

I used 1/2 white raw onion across all 4 burgers.

Last night I felt wired, my pores, sweat and skin smelled of onions, and I had trouble sleeping.

It reminded me of the ayurvedic description of onions, which I had previously poo-pooed:

According to Ayurveda, onion is tamasic (makes people irritable, agitated and aggressive) in nature and garlic to be rajasic (energy-draining, disturbed sleep and drained energy) in nature. As per Ayurveda, both these ingredients produce excessive heat in the body.

Hurm, sounds familiar.

Maybe before I just wasn't eating enough onions to get the described effect.

So time to lower the dose a bit.

Jeff Roark

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Liver and onions to build testosterone, fried taters because they are the best, and carrots to get rid of the estrogen.
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