Foods To Improve Male Health And Assist Weight Loss
Few people would disagree that men and women are different in many ways, and their diet is no exception. While both sexes should avoid health degrading foods such as trans fat-rich baked and fried items, along with sugar and fructose laden soft drinks and desserts, there are certain foods which are especially important to male health.
Foods to Improve Mood, Memory and Muscles
Diet is the single most important factor which conditions men’s health. The body has evolved to be influenced by the vitamins, minerals and macronutrient composition of our food which alters genetic expression and ultimately disease progression and length of life.
Information provided by Parade magazine highlights specific foods and food groups which directly impact male health, affecting muscle development, fat metabolism and weight loss.
Fish and Omega-3 Fats for Heart Health
Fish and fish oil provide the highest amounts of the critical Omega-3 EPA and DHA fats. Extensive research directly links consumption of these fats with a one-third reduction in the risk of sudden cardiac death.
Omega-3 fats reduce inflammation throughout the body, and especially in the critical coronary arteries. These fats also encourage natural weight loss due to their ability to reduce insulin levels by up to 50%. Further, Omega-3 fats are linked with lowered incidence of blood clots caused by platelet clumping.
Nuts and Seeds for Prostate Health
Selenium is an essential mineral which has been shown to be effective in lowering risk from prostate cancer. Nuts (especially Brazil nuts) are an excellent source of this nutrient, and as little as an ounce daily provides enough selenium to provide protection from prostate disorders.
Many seeds are a wealth of nutrients which benefit the prostate, including sunflower, flax and chia seeds. Both nuts and seeds are good sources of the full spectrum of Vitamin E which promotes heart health.Continued on the next page