Once again adequate healthy fat intake is required for optimal testosterone production. Another popular fat source is cooking oils. But not only are there a ton of brands, there are also a wide variety of oils to choose from. Time to take a closer look ….
Monounsaturated fats are highly beneficial to testosterone production. Therefore you want to choose an oil with the highest amount of monounsaturated fat, and the lowest amount of polyunsaturated fat. Monounsaturated fats can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. They also provide nutrients to help develop and maintain your body’s cells
First we will start with Canola Oil. Per serving (1 Tbsp / 14 g) is has 1 gram of saturated fat, 9 grams of monounsaturated fat, and 4 grams of polyunsaturated fat. These numbers put it in high standing. Plus as a side note, some studies has shown that canola oil improves erection quality. Just sayin.
Corn Oil was next on the list. This one didn’t fair so well. Noting really special to say about corn oil and the numbers weren’t good at all. 1 serving yields 2 grams saturated fat, only 4 grams monounsaturated fat, and a big 8 grams of polyunsaturated fat. Poly > mono here so corn oil is a no go.
Vegetable Oil was the next contestant. To keep things short and sweet, it yielded the same numbers as corn oil. So dump the vegetable oil as well. We do NOT want Polys > Monos.
Peanut Oil made a rebound and once again brought us back to a positive ratio of Mono > Poly. Per serving it yielded 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 7 grams of monounsaturated fat, and 4 grams of polyunsaturated fat. Not as good as Canola, but much better than vegetable and corn. Peanut Oil has a unique taste as well. As do all the oils, but if the oil is bad for you, who cares about the taste (vegetable and corn).
Last but certainly not least is Olive Oil, and I am not talking about the lanky chick from Popeye. Olive oil dialed in at 2 grams saturated fat, a commanding 10 grams monounsaturated fat, and only 2 grams polyunsaturated fat per serving. Looks like we have our winner. This oil possesses the highest amount of monounsaturated fats among the oils and therefore is best for helping with testosterone levels.
Back to my side note from earlier. I like to blend 75 % olive oil and 25% canola oil in a oil dispenser because whats the sense of higher testosterone without improved erection quality.
Oh yeah, and one more thing. One of my biggest pet peeves. Extra Virgin Olive Oil doesn’t NOT have anything to do with fat content and/or calorie content. I repeat, Extra Virgin Olive Oil doesn’t NOT have anything to do with fat content and/or calorie content. Extra virgin refers to its taste. If I hear one more person referring to calorie restriction saying “but its extra virgin olive oil” I am going to lose my mind. Read the label you putz.
And dont just go and drink tons of olive oil thinking your testosterone levels will rise. Think moderation, too much oil will result in too many calories which will make you fat. More fat = More Estrogen = Lower Testosterone. So once again, think moderation and fit it into your diet plan and macro breakdown.