Men are different from women in everything even when it comes to their nutritional needs. They need nutrients that can help them maintain muscle mass, prevent prostate cancer, strengthen immune system and much more.
To help you understand what you need for your health, below is a list of the main super foods to start improving your health:
Lean Red Meat: Lean cuts of beef are packed with protein with only a little more fat than chicken breast. Red meat is also one of the best sources of leucine, an amino acid that helps build muscle.
Avocado: It is considered a ‘good fat’ food. It decreases levels of total cholesterol and ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL). Olive oil and nuts also contain good fats.
Salmon: This is another excellent source of healthy fat. It contains a special type, the ‘Omega-3 fatty acids’, which protects against heart diseases, some cancers, and arthritis.
Ginger: Contains gingerol that might have a powerful anti-inflammatory effect, and research proves that eating ginger regularly may help reduce the pain of exercise-related muscle injuries. It aids in digestion and reduces migraine.
Banana: This fruit is very rich in potassium, important in muscle contractions and bone health. Getting enough potassium may be important to reduce sodium, and thus to lower blood pressure.
Tomatoes: They are rich in lycopene, a potent antioxidant that may protect against some cancers. Some research suggests that men who eat tomato sauce regularly are less likely to get prostate cancer. So adding tomato sauces to your meals can also be very nutritious.
Orange vegetables: Orange vegetables are an excellent source of beta-carotene, lutein, and vitamin C. These nutrients also play a role in lowering a prostate cancer. The best orange vegetables are red peppers, carrots, pumpkins and sweet potatoes.
Whole eggs: A whole egg provides lutein, protein, and iron. Even though the yolk is a source of cholesterol, it has more than half the protein and most of the flavor. Just because eggs are known to be rich in cholesterol, that doesn’t mean it will increase your blood cholesterol level. Three whole eggs per week are recommended.
High Fiber cereals: Fiber helps keep your digestive system running smoothly, and that will help you while performing. It also protects your heart. Start to add some muesli to your favorite cereals, or go for a high fiber cereal choice
Shellfish like oysters, crabs, mussels and prawns: Rich in zinc, which is critically important for the heart, muscles, and reproductive system. Research has linked zinc deficiency to poor sperm quality and male infertility. If you are not a seafood fan, nuts and seeds provide an excellent alternative.
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