SproutsDid you know…

that men and women tend to prefer different foods and flavors? Research shows, men tend to prefer meat and fowl (in particular duck, veal and ham) and women are more likely to eat vegetables. However, there are two green vegetables most men prefer; Brussels sprouts and asparagus.

Read on to discover how certain foods can help men’s health.

BE GOOD TO your HEART:

Inflammation is a key culprit in heart disease and omega-fatty acids have been found to reduce inflammation in the body.

The recommended amount is at least two servings, 3.5 ounce cooked, or about ¾ cup of flaked fish, a week. Try salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines or albacore tuna.

Bonus tip: Fish is an excellent source of protein which rebuilds and repairs muscle tissue.

FIBER: YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND

On average, we don’t receive enough fiber in our diet due to the high amounts of processed foods we consume.

To maximize fiber intake, serve him up a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast and add some blueberries and slivered almonds.

SHOW ME THE VEGGIES (and fruit!):

Fruits and vegetables are chock full of antioxidants which are helpful in warding off cell damage. Think of rust on a nail. In simplistic terms, the antioxidants help keep the rust off. The more vibrant the color, the richer the antioxidants. So, toss the most brilliant colors from tomatoes to broccoli to peppers in his pasta. Use spaghetti squash in place of pasta and use that tomato sauce which is an excellent source of lycopene. Cooked tomatoes are a great source of the antioxidant lycopene and lycopene helps to support prostate health.

Note: The information presented here is not a substitute for medical advice. Consult a physician before starting any exercise. We suggest that you discontinue exercise immediately if you feel you’re exercising beyond your current abilities.

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