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Fats boost testosterone?

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Created March 07, 2014 at 8:21 AM

I recently read that fat boosts testosterone, i'm wondering is it true? If so, how to best take advantage of this effect?

I know when i drink a lot of olive oil, like over 50g in one go i get that 'pumped up' feeling in my muscles about 10-30 minutes later

This makes me think that something like a combo of egg yolks (high in cholesterol) and olive oil could be a great post workout combo?

http://www.ergo-log.com/olivetest.html

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787 · March 08, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Interesting! Thanks

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4458 · March 08, 2014 at 9:09 AM

i was reading that olive oil increases GLP-1 (Glucagon-like peptide-1)...this means absolutely nothing to me...but i wonder if it has anything to do with your 'pumped' feeling...?

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4458 · March 08, 2014 at 9:09 AM

i was reading that olive oil increase GLP-1 (Glucagon-like peptide-1)...this means absolutely nothing to me...but i wonder if it has anything to do with your 'pumped' feeling...?

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787 · March 08, 2014 at 7:21 AM

Thanks, nice link. Macadamia oil is rich in MUFA so going by that study id say it's would work just as good as olive oil. The link i posted showed coconut oil as higher than olive oil although i don't recall ever get that 'pumped up' feeling from coconut oil when i've taken a few spoonfuls for breakfast after a workout, maybe that feeling i get isn't related to elevated T & is unique to some property of olive oil. Thanks for reminding me i need to pick up some macadamia oil, i love the nuts!

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4458 · March 07, 2014 at 9:57 PM

did you see this study as well. refer to Fig 2 for a quick visual Testosterone and cortisol in relationship to dietary nutrients and resistance exercise

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4458 · March 07, 2014 at 9:48 PM

looking at that link, i wonder how Macadamia oil would have faired, from memory it has a similar fatty acid breakdown to olive oil (i don't like the taste of olives or olive oil myself).

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787 · March 07, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Yeah i'm sure it doesn't work like that, but it might explain why when I have a few gulps of straight olive oil after a workout I soon after get that pumped up feeling in muscles all over my body

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519 · March 07, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Yep... People have the misconception that eating huge amounts of fat increase your testosterone exponentially which is not trur

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17402 · March 07, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Well, yeah, cholesterol is the building block of hormones. But it's not like if you eat a ton of fat, all of it will become hormones. Like anything else, it's a tightly controlled process - it's only when you're very low fat and consume only n6 PUFAs that it becomes a problem.

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519 · March 07, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Yep... People have the misconception that eating huge amounts of fat increase your testosterone exponentially which is not trur

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