The 20 Best Human Growth Hormone Foods

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The reason why I want you to increase Human Growth Hormone levels naturally is quite simple, it’s because HGH and testosterone will rise in correlation with each other. So for a successful high T journey, you should definitely also focus on raising growth hormone and eating human growth hormone foods.

Let’s get into the 20 Foods that Increase Human Growth Hormone:

1. Pineapple

According to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology pineapple increases Human Growth Hormone levels when eaten before bed, as it’s filled with natural substances that help release melatonin and serotonin during the night, which then stimulate Human Growth Hormone production.

Pineapples are not only a great Human Growth Hormone food, it is also one of the greatest testosterone boosting foods.


2. Fava Beans

Fava beans might as well be the number one Human Growth Hormone food, as they’re filled with L-Dopa which has been shown to generate a huge increase in Human Growth Hormone, while also boosting dopamine and testosterone.

L-Dopa is also present in Mucuna Pruriens, a supplement that boosts Human Growth Hormone, testosterone, and dopamine.


3. Goji Berries

Goji berries are filled with nutrients; 22 minerals, 18 amino acids, vitamins, and essential fatty acids. Those for starters make the Goji berries incredible for your hormones and an essential part of a human growth hormone diet, including the Human Growth Hormone.

However there’s are also these compounds in Goji Berries called sesquiterpenoids, which stimulate your pineal gland to produce more Human Growth Hormone. Goji Berries are also filled with L-Glutamine and L-Arginine which furthermore increase the Human Growth Hormone Production.


4. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is very nutritious oil that will benefit your body in multiple ways. One of those is the increase in Human Growth Hormone that Coconut oil is able to produce, as one study concluded in 1978 shows a huge increase in Growth Hormone production 30-90 minutes after the administration of coconut oil.


5. Grassfed Beef

Grassfed beef should be labeled as a superfood, as it’s filled with bio-active amino acids along with substances like carnitine and coenzyme-Q10.

The fact that grass fed beef is packed with those great amino’s means that it is a superb human growth hormone food because the following amino acids present in grass fed cuts of beef are also linked to Human Growth Hormone production; L-Ornithine, L-Leucine, L-Valine, L-Glutamine, and L-Arginine.


6. Yoghurt

Yoghurt (preferably organic and unpasteurized) is an essential part of a Human Growth Hormone diet because it’s very rich source of L-Glutamine, one of the amino acids that was proven in dozens of studies, to increase Human Growth Hormone Naturally.


7. Raw Chocolate

Raw chocolate is quite possibly the richest source of tryptophan known to a man. Tryptophan is known for its ability to stimulate the pituitary gland to produce more Human Growth Hormone and dopamine. Tryptophan will also improve your sleep quality, which furthermore enhances the production of Human Growth Hormone.

Raw chocolate is also filled with other compounds that nourish your body from the inside out. Providing you the essential building blocks for your hormones. There’s only one thing you have to be careful about… The chocolate must be RAW, as the heat destroys almost all of the beneficial nutrients in chocolate! That’s why the “milk chocolate” sold in grocery stores comes nowhere close to the real deal.


8. Algae

Different algae like Chlorella or Spirulina are well known for their ability to increase Human Growth Hormone secretion. Chlorella for example, contains growth factors so powerful that the algae can quadruple itself in a day.


9. Eggs

Eggs (preferably organic) are packed with everything needed to create life, as it was meant to be a small chicken. Eggs are the perfect human growth hormone food and filled with powerful growth factors like; all the essential amino-acids, vitamins A, E, D, K, multiple forms of vitamin B, DHA, EPA, growth increasing peptides etc.

Also, one key sign of how amazingly anabolic eggs are is the fact that those ripped old school bodybuilders like Arnold and Vince Gironda used to eat tons of them daily!

“3 dozen fertile hen-eggs a day are as effective as anabolic steroids.” -Vince Gironda

10. Watermelon

Watermelons are exceptionally high in L-Citrulline, an amino acid that converts into arginine in our bodies, and arginine has been clinically proven to increase Human Growth Hormone Naturally.


11. Parmesan

Organic Parmesan and other cheeses made from raw milk have been shown to contain growth increasing peptides, which stimulate Human Growth Hormone production. Most “real” cheeses also contain a lot of bio-available protein.



Almost all kinds of nuts are full of L-Arginine, which stimulates the production of natural Human Growth Hormone. L-Arginine is also the #1 ingredient in all of the commercial HGH supplements.


13. Raisins

Raisins are very high in L-Arginine, an amino acid which stimulates growth hormone secretion. Raisins are also known for their ability to increase testosterone levels, this is caused by the high contents of boron in them.


14. Whey Protein

New research shows that whey protein along with resistance training will increase Human Growth Hormone production significantly. That’s not a big surprise as whey is filled with growth enhancing amino acids that stimulate muscle growth.

When purchasing whey there’s one huge mistake that bodybuilders make. They purchase whey that has been denatured and is filled with coloring agents and sweeteners like aspartame or acesulfame K.

The best kind of whey for your Human Growth Hormone diet would without a doubt be something that is completely undenatured and free from all sorts of fillers, like this one – Organic Whey Protein


15. Gelatin Desserts

Gelatin is filled with L-Glutamine, an amino acid that will increase Human Growth Hormone production significantly according to studies.


16. Beets

Beets are not only beneficial for your testosterone levels and nitric oxide, but are also a great Human Growth Hormone food. Beets are very alkaline which means that they balance the often so acidic PH of the body which helps our hormonal system function a lot better. This occurrence generates very beneficial results for your Human Growth Hormone production.


17. Lemons

Lemons are also alkaline, in fact, they’re been kept as one of the most alkaline foods known to man, which is why those lemons will increase Human Growth Hormone naturally, as stated above.


18. Colostrum

Colostrum is the milk that cows produce for a couple of hours after giving birth to a calf. It’s highly nutritious and packs in all of the elements that its new baby needs to grow at rapid phase, like amino acids and growth-boosting peptides.

If you decide to give colostrum a shot, try this brand – Colostrum Powder.


19. Raw Milk

Raw milk and eggs were the favorites of the old-school bodybuilders, and they really knew how to eat anabolic. Looks like those guys really had the right gut feelings about raw milk, as it’s now been studied to contain huge amounts of different Growth Hormone boosting compounds.


20. Water

Surprised to see water on this list? – Well, it’s one of the most important ones. Although technically it isn’t a food, but it really can increase Human Growth Hormone levels naturally, along with other hormones like testosterone.

When you’re drinking a lot of water, you’re constantly hydrated which helps your hormonal system to operate at its peak 24/7.

To maximize the anabolic effect of natural growth hormone, you should also boost your testosterone levels naturally. Here are 100 ways to do just that.



foods that boost testosteroneAs a bonus, you should definitely check out Chad Howse’s Man Diet e-book.

It’s an amazing piece of information on how to build a diet to maximize your testosterone production naturally, and it’s really cheap!

You can check out more about The Man Diet here.





Ali Kuoppala

Ali Kuoppala is the founder of Anabolic Men, and an Independent Researcher that has been credited with organizing the findings that have helped thousands of men reach hormonal balance. alikuoppala @anabolicmen
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  1. davidrn on 05/10/2014 at 15:11

    I make yogurt weekly from Raw Milk, my wife likes Greek style, so I strain off the whey. I get more than a quart a week, and add it to smoothies. I have been unable to find any indication on the web, but assume this whey must be superior to any product that is processed.
    I don’t buy it to often, but the dairy also sells raw colostrum, (frozen), I buy it occasionally, but I have to drink the whole half gallon in less than 4 days or the flavor goes off. Thanks for a helpful list. Your posts have helped spur my interest further in nutrition.

  2. fullname on 01/01/2015 at 08:06

    Yes, one of the most alkaline foods out there. Tastes acidic but it isn’t on the ph scale.

    • bobthetomatopaste on 26/05/2015 at 04:18

      lemon juice has a ph of 2. lemons are acidic.

  3. Ben Swade on 08/02/2015 at 11:15

    Hey Ali,
    Could you please post a link to the study of the effects of coconut oil on HGH, I could not see one 🙂
    Thanks Heaps

  4. GuillaumeKRSP on 10/03/2015 at 19:44

    Hi Ali,
    The only fava beans I can get my hands on are frozen. So I have to steam cook it.
    Do you think it still spares a correct amount of L-Dopa or is it a meaningless source of it in the end?

    • Jonathon Williams on 27/06/2015 at 13:04

      Vicia faba, also known as the broad bean, fava bean, faba bean, field bean, bell bean, or tic bean, is a species of…

  5. Johaness on 27/07/2015 at 22:04

    need sources for coconut oil.

  6. Gerardo Morillo on 15/09/2015 at 19:58

    Great list as always Ali. I personally will intake more Pineapple,Eggs,and Goji Berries.
    For Goji Berries are generic ones from GNC okay or are those not the ideal type?

  7. davidrn on 15/09/2015 at 23:15

    I was surprised to reread this posting, and see your comments under Beets. Suggesting there is such a thing as eating to affect Alkaline (acid base balance) is quite a Vegetarian myth, and based on Zero scientific evidence.

  8. John on 18/09/2015 at 22:35

    Actually it is an acidic food, but becomes highly alkaline once ingested. 🙂

  9. Leigh Goodwin on 30/09/2015 at 22:37

    Good list. Impeccable website and concept.

  10. Johnny on 13/11/2015 at 16:18

    Hey Ali,
    I’ve heard that fava beans are good, but is it possible that any other beans are good as well? I’ve read on the web that beans have a lot of protein, and health benefits, but I also read that they’re estrogenic. Some articles say that they’re good for you erectile health. Beans are also really high in fiber:( I’m confused when it comes to beans. Think you can help me out?

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