5 Top Foods Men Should Eat

By Kevin DiDonato, MS, CSCS, CES

Guys, getting older (which you are!) could lead to an increased risk for a number of different health ailments.



In fact, aging may be accompanied by loss of strength, muscle mass, and vigor.

However, the foods that you eat, could improve many different areas of your health - especially as you age!

As you know, men and women’s needs are completely different.

This same concept holds true, not only on an emotional and physical level, but also in your diet, specifically related to the foods that you eat.

What you eat may lead to excess body weight, decreased libido, or even premature death.

However, including the fives foods listed below, could improve your health and quality of life as you get older.

Let me explain…

Five Foods You MUST Eat

Guys, in order to keep your system working efficiently, you need to remember to fuel your body with the right nutrients.

The right foods can improve heart health, eye health, brain health, and reproductive health.

Aging is associated with gradual declines in most of your body systems (happens with everyone).

These declines may increase your risk for having a heart attack, stroke, certain cancers (lung and prostate), or the development of Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.

However, the foods listed below are chock full of nutrition and may keep your body, organs, and your brain working at optimal levels.

Without further ado:

Guys, Here Are The Five BEST Foods You MUST Eat NOW for Better Health:

Health Booster #1: Clams, Scallops, Oysters

Clams, Scallops, and Oysters are part of the mollusk family, which can be found on land, in the deep blue sea, or in many lakes around the country.

These tiny little creatures are packed full of nutrition and are very low in calories.

For example, three ounces of scallops packs a whopping 14 grams of protein and is roughly 75 calories.

Plus, scallops, clams, muscles, and oysters are packed full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential fats your body needs every day to maintain proper health.

Also these tiny creatures of the sea are loaded with important nutrients, such as zinc, manganese, and phosphorus, which could help maintain normal blood sugar levels and improve your immune system.

Health Booster #2: Fatty Fish

Fatty fish (salmon, tuna, herring, sardines, etc.) are perfect for not only shrinking your waistline, but also for improving your heart, brain, and eye health.

Fatty fish are chock full of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce inflammation, which could halt the progression of many chronic diseases.

Not only that, but fatty fish contain high-quality protein and are low in calories.

Compared to a piece of red meat, a piece of salmon has less saturated fat plus a good helping of omega-3 fatty acids.

Mixing the omega-3 fatty acids with a natural source of Vitamin D, fatty fish could take the proverbial cake in healthy nutrition.

Worried about PCBs and mercury?  The smaller fish, like sardines, are a great source of low-fat, high-quality protein, and are very low in mercury or PCBs, which have been shown detrimental to your health.

Health Booster #3: Oats or Oatmeal

Steel-cut oats are a perfect source of complex carbs, protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Of course you know that fiber is good for your health, but did you know that oats, which naturally contain beta-glucan, have been shown to be a great source of fiber?

Beta-glucan is a naturally occurring fiber that, when introduced to your body, has been shown to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, weight, and help improve blood sugar levels – which could protect your heart, digestive, and overall health.

Plus, the fiber in oats has been shown to decrease appetite and could lower energy intake at meals throughout your day (lunch and dinner).

Oats are full of minerals like tryptophan, manganese, and phosphorus, plus they have a good serving of B vitamins.

Having a cup of oats in the morning could leave you feeling full all day, which could reduce your belly fat, therefore potentially improving your health.

Health Booster #4: Mushrooms

As strange as it may sound, including more mushrooms in your diet could improve your health as you get older.

Mushrooms, in all varieties, deliver a big plate of nutrients in a tiny, bite size fungus.

Mushrooms have been shown to be an immune system stimulant, plus they have also been shown to fight or prevent certain types of cancer.

Mushrooms are also a great source of the B vitamins – B2, B3, and B5 – which could be beneficial in mood, blood sugar control, energy levels, and cholesterol levels, just to name a few.

Plus, mushrooms have plenty of minerals that are necessary for your body to function at its best.

Health Booster #5: Tomatoes

Tomatoes, another low-calorie favorite, are full of heart-healthy vitamins and minerals.

Tomatoes have high levels of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been shown to reduce your risk for cancers, heart disease, and could boost sperm count.

Yes, lycopene, according to some research, could be important for increasing your sperm concentration.

Plus, this tasty little vegetable has plenty of phenolic acid, which has been shown to prevent some instances of lung cancer.

One more benefit of tomatoes: they are available year-round, which means you can get plenty of lycopene at all times and seasons of the year.

Start Improving Your Health

Aging can be associated with a decline in health - from heart health, brain health, and everything in between.

However, taking the right steps now, exercise and stress relief, plus including these five essential foods, could protect your health and lead to a longer, healthier life.

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About Mark

About Mark

Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.

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