Nutritional Needs for Men
During adulthood, good nutrition is important for repair and regeneration. It is also important for optimal metabolic function and to prevent the occurrence of degenerative diseases. Unfortunately, many men in the western world have a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle. This can set the stage for the development of several diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity.
A diet set around real food such as:
healthy fats provides the necessary nutrients for healthy and disease prevention.
Many men recognize the important of eating right and exercising, however often fin it difficult to follow through with the knowledge. In the very hectic life we lead, work and family commitments often take front seat. Many meals are often gobbled down on the run and often you may find yourself in a fast food restaurant one too many times.
Eliminating highly processed foods that are often high in sugar, hydrogenated fats and salt can be your first step into breaking those unhealthy lifestyle habits. This small step can make in immense difference to how you look and feel.
- Healthy Fats. Healthy fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, omega 3 fatty acids fatty are very important for men as they can be protective against heart disease.
- Fibre. Increasing your daily fibre intake can be one of the most important things you can do for your health. A high fibre intake can lower your cholesterol levels and balance blood sugar levels. Fibre can also help you to lose weight and help to prevent colon cancer. All vegetables, grains and fruit contain fibre.
- Zinc. Adquate amounts of zinc intake is important for male sexual function and healthy sperm.
- Lyocpene. This is the phytochemical responsible for giving tomatoes their red colour. This powerful antioxidant is important in prostate health.
- Selenium. This important nutrient and antioxidant is important in prostate health.
- Vitamin E. Having antioxidant properties, this important nutrient is also important in prostate health.
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