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Probably, your HGH levels have declined, and you are surfing on the internet for natural ways to increase it. You must have also sought ‘free wisdom tips’ about HGH from your friends and relatives, saying that ‘HGH injections are the only way to shoot them up. No natural treatment is available. Visit a doctor immediately.’
Well, you have got it all wrong. There are many natural ways through which you can increase your HGH naturally and with ease. Yes. We would definitely agree that the best quality HGH supplement will definitely help, but if Mother Nature has blessed with fresh foods to balance our hormonal system, then why not seek her blessing!
Before we start discussing the primary foods, let us first understand how you can fill your plate with the necessary nutrition to back up your HGH levels. Here we go, guys!
Nutrients Required to Hike-Up HGH Levels
A proper exercise schedule, a sound sleep of 8-9 hours, stress-management techniques, and the right kind of nutrition are some of the natural ways to hike your HGH levels. If eating habits are right, then you can deal with any health problems easily and effectively.
The study conducted in 1989 suggested that dietary carbohydrates have an impact on the Gh levels of humans. Another study also proves that the diet and lifestyle of a person has a great impact on the HGH levels favorably.
Healthy Fats and HGH levels
Dietary fat is essential for losing weight, cholesterol balance, and release of significant hormones such as testosterone, growth hormone and estrogen in the body.
Protein and HGH
We all are aware that protein is much needed for bodybuilders. Protein is essential for the human body, as it produces the human growth hormone. It does not mean that you should overdo with the protein component, but you can always go for a healthy mix of protein-rich foods for those stronger muscles along with the release of growth hormone.
Role of Fruits and Vegetables in Inducing HGH
Vegetables and fruits top the list of foods that increase HGH. Available easily and often purchased by every household, you need to own the key to eat those right. For instance, pineapple should be consumed before going to bed. Why? Read further to know more about it.
Other foods and HGH
Foods that cannot be categorized into the above sections fall under this category. These could be GABA-rich foods and foods fortified with amino acids. Low glycemic foods like milk and honey can also result in an increase in HGH.
Now, let’s begin to know about specific foods and how these can be consumed to increase HGH levels:
No. 1: Pineapples
Extremely beneficial for a person’s digestive system, the right way to eat pineapple is before going to sleep. Yes, we have already mentioned it in the initial part of the article. This is because pineapple secretes serotonin and melatonin, and releases testosterone and growth hormone. As you sleep better, your hormonal systems function better, resulting in secretion of essential hormones.
No.2: Goji Berries
Fortified with vitamins, 22 minerals, 18 amino acids, essential compounds and healthy fatty acids. You should add goji berries in your shopping cart whenever you go for grocery shopping. Due to the inclusion of L-Arginine and L-Glutamine, goji berries stimulate the production of growth hormone in the body. So, these are rightly known as superfoods. Fresh and dried, both forms of goji berries are highly recommended.
Not only do beets balance the pH levels, but it also results in GH hormone secretion at an optimal level.
No.4: Oranges and Lemons
Other fruits that also positively affect pH and GH levels are citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons.
Containing an important amino acid L-Citrulline, watermelon breaks arginine down and release human growth hormone. So, when you have a fresh fruit plate loaded with oranges, watermelons and goji berries, you will be balancing your hormonal system.
No.6: Fava Beans
Enriched with L-Dopa, fava beans increases GH levels, secretes more testosterone and dopamine.
No.7: Coconut Oil
We all know that coconut oil plays a huge role in fat-melting metabolism. Within 30-90 minutes of consumption of coconut, your HGH levels start shooting up. Sounds magical, but true! Including coconut in cooking is a wise decision.
Nuts such as Brazilian nuts, walnuts and peanuts, all contain L-Arginine in huge quantities. Using nut butter and peanut spreads can be a good choice to avoid the usual high-fat one. However, try to prepare at home or buy the non-sugar ones. While consuming nuts, be mindful over the portions because these are high in calories.
Containing L-Arginine and boron, raisins secrete growth hormones as well as testosterone.
No.10: Grass-fed beef
Loaded with bio-active amino acids, grass-fed beef is an excellent choice, if you like and consume beef. It contains amino acids such as L-Valine, L-Ornithine, L-Glutamine, L-Arginine, Carnitine, and Coenzyme-Q10. It is recommended to shop for organic beef.
Enriched with vitamins such as Vitamin A, B Complex Vitamins, D, E, K, DHA, growth peptides, eggs are a staple source of protein as well as cholesterol required for testosterone secretion. Club your sandwiches with boiled eggs. It will serve as a wholesome breakfast option.
Organic, unpasteurized yoghurt is an excellent source of amino acid, L-Glutamine. Don’t forget to skip the sugar.
No.13: Raw Milk
Another source of essential compounds of HGH secretion is raw milk.
You must have noticed many of the health and dietary supplements contain colostrum. Colostrum is the milk that a cow secretes before the birth of a calf. It is full of important nutrients and is a healthy source of amino acids and growth peptides. If you can consume the natural form of colostrum, then it is surely a healthy choice for you.
No.15: Raw Chocolate
It is claimed that raw chocolate is abundant in tryptophan. It stimulates the pituitary gland to secrete HGH and dopamine. So, if you love eating chocolates, stick to raw chocolate. However, the chocolate bars and candies available in the grocery store are not in raw chocolate form. You might need to do a bit of research to find raw chocolate (with no sugar) in your area.
Being an organic food source, it is comprised of bioavailable protein that boosts HGH levels.
This form of food is gaining immense popularity amongst health-conscious people. Spirulina and Chlorella are the best algae that result in considerable HGH production.
No.18: Whey Protein
In the healthcare market, you can find tons of whey protein in artificial flavors and colors. Well, if you ditch those and prefer the original one, you can gain a treasure house of amino acids to experience extreme muscle growth and GH secretion.
No.19: Desserts (containing gelatin)
If you have a sweet tooth, then pick up the gelatin-desserts which are full of L-Glutamine for increasing GH levels. However, make sure no artificial sweetening agents and colors are added to it.
Last but not least, water is an excellent source of minerals and nutrients which is essential for our body. It flushes out toxins out of the body, hydrating us from within. It also increases HGH and testosterone levels.
It is rich in GABA [gamma-aminobutyric acid] which stimulates the pituitary gland to release more GH. Nuts, seeds and eggs also contain GABA. GABA also slows down your ageing process.
Thus, if you are serious about increasing GH levels, then the above foods can help you a lot. Chalk out your diet plan in a way that it is inclusive of the above growth hormone foods in the right portions. Consulting a diet expert is a good decision. Also, check whether you are sensitive to any of the above foods.
Happy mindful eating!
This is Benjamin a.k.a. Ben a certified professional fitness trainer for over ten years in the sector. A self-announced HGH guru who has successfully helped friends, neighbors, family, and now men all across the globe to deal with every aspect of life’s physical, sexual and mental challenges that is brought upon by age, stress, and other inadequacies in life.
Ben loves to play the guitar and explore hidden beautiful places in the country.