The Human growth hormone (HGH) affects muscle growth, the growth of every cell in your body, and regeneration after a workout.
Furthermore, HGH boosts the process of burning fat for energy, releasing more fatty acids, your libido, it affects weight loss, it increases your endurance and muscle mass. (1)
Benefits of HGH:
- Increases your muscles, especially lean muscles
- Strengthens your bones
- Boosts weight loss
- Prevents obesity
- Improves libido
I wrote everything you need to know about HGH earlier.
If you missed that article you can check it out here.
The natural ways to boost HGH are sleeping, exercising, eating foods that boost HGH.
Also, you can increase your HGH levels by using supplements, but I am going to write about that at another time.
Today I am gonna talk about the best foods that increase Human Growth Hormone.
Best foods that increase Human Growth Hormone:
A diet high in proteins and complex carbs stimulates the production of HGH.
High levels of amino acids (arginine, ornithine, glutamine) in a diet high in proteins have a key role in naturally activating the production of HGH.
So, you should eat:
Foods high in ARGININE
Food high in L – arginine stimulates the production of HGH.
Best foods high in arginine:
Soy is also a great source of L – arginine, amino acid, which boosts the level of HGH in half an hour.
Foods high in HOLIN
You should eat broccoli, wheat, Brussels sprout, peanuts, yolks.
Foods that boost SEROTONIN
Food high in serotonin (which converts into melatonin) can boost the production of HGH by 157 %.
Pineapple is an excellent source of serotonin which is the happiness hormone.
Serotonin is produced between your brain and digestive tract and works as a neurotransmitter that relaxes your body.
It’s great for folks that suffer from insomnia and for those that need to boost HGH.
Besides pineapples, eat cherries, raspberries, and bananas.
Foods high in GABA
Gaba – aminobutyric acid (GABA), which stimulates the pituitary gland to produce HGH.
Eating food high in GABA can also help your muscles to relax.
Foods high in GABA: beer yeast, eggs, seafood, seeds, soy, and cereals.
Foods high in MELATONIN
Food high in melatonin can double the production of HGH.
Raspberries are really high in this hormone.
So, for example, start to eat muesli with raspberries for breakfast.
Foods high in GLUTAMINE
Food high in glutamine, such as yogurt, boosts the production of HGH, too.
A good source of glutamine is dairy, especially milk, yogurt, cheese, also beef, chicken, pork, fish, beans.
Vitamin D deficiency is directly connected with low levels of male hormones.
100 grams of raw fish, like salmon, provide you with 270% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin D.
Add a little bit of coconut oil (0,5g/1lb of body weight) in the shake you drink before exercising to boost the level of HGH and endurance. (2)
Broad bean is high in L – dopa which stimulates the pituitary gland to produce HGH for your muscles.
Beef is high in proteins that help the production of amino acids and they boost the level of HGH for about 4 times above average.