Do you know how your apples were treated? How were your potatoes grown? (Besides in the dirt.)
If your fruit and veggies were treated with pesticides, they may be lowering your T levels.
Studies show that men with the most pesticides in their bodies have 10% less testosterone than men with the least pesticides. And sexual abnormalities in animals have been linked to the pesticide residue that is washed down streams from farms. (1)
In addition to being linked to neurological problems and certain cancers, pesticides are endocrine disruptors, meaning they change the way hormones are used and made in your body. (2)
Reducing Your Exposure
The easiest way to lower your exposure is to eat organic food when you can.
But if your food budget is tight, choose conventionally grown foods known to have the least amount of pesticide residue, and avoid those with the most.
How do you know which foods are which? Each year, the Environmental Working Group tests produce for pesticide residue.
This year’s “Dirty Dozen” includes strawberries, spinach, kale, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery, and potatoes — avoid these foods if they are “conventional,” or treated with pesticides.
This year’s “Clean 15” includes avocados, sweet corn, pineapples, sweet peas frozen, onions, papayas, eggplants, asparagus, kiwis, cabbages, cauliflower, cantaloupes, broccoli, mushrooms, and honeydew melon — these foods had the least amount of detectable pesticides when grown conventionally.
Be sure to check back as this list can change from year to year. (3)
Although pesticides may be difficult to avoid completely, Andro400 can help increase your testosterone despite your exposure.
When you boost your T levels with Andro400, you will be able to more fully experience the health benefits of natural testosterone that pesticides may be taking away — such as improved mood, memory, and immune system, and more energy, strength, and stamina.
For more information on the vital health benefits of increasing your testosterone, please visit our page on How to Avoid the Dangers of Low Testosterone.
1. Meeker, John D., et al. “Exposure to nonpersistent insecticides and male reproductive hormones.” Epidemiology 17.1 (2006): 61-68.
2. Kolpin, Dana W., et al. “Pharmaceuticals, hormones, and other organic wastewater contaminants in US streams, 1999âˆ’ 2000: A national reconnaissance.” Environmental science & technology 36.6 (2002): 1202-1211.
4. A., George, and Henkel R. “Phytoandrogenic Properties of Eurycoma Longifolia as Natural Alternative to Testosterone Replacement Therapy.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 6 Jan 2014.