A healthy life comes from correct exercise and the right diet along with important lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of chronic or fatal diseases. When these 3 factors are combined, a person starts their path to a better life. There are so many guides available online about the right kind of exercises for each person, the right kind of food based on what the individual wants to, and tips on how to reduce or completely quit lifestyle hazards like smoking and drinking alcohol. It’s a given that while each individual differs, a person’s sex plays a large part in what helps them and what doesn’t. Men and women are built differently, both physically and mentally, which means that they will need different diets to achieve optimum health. Take a look at the superfoods that are a boost to men’s health specifically:
Tomato sauce in all its forms, including the delicious sauce lathered on pizza, may be beneficial for men as it can possibly protect against prostate cancer. Research conducted at Harvard University studied the eating habits of more than 47,000 men, and found that men who ate tomato sauce two to four times a week had a 35% lower risk of developing prostate cancer when compared to men that ate no tomato sauce. This could be because tomato contains a carotenoid called lycopene, and only works when tomatoes are cooked with some sort of fat. This means that pizza may be a wonderfully healthy option for men, in moderation of course!
Oysters are powerful aphrodisiacs, but they are also potent for a man’s reproductive health. Just having 2 or 3 oysters a day can supply the daily recommended amount of zinc, which is an important mineral for the normal functioning of the male reproductive system. Sometimes, nutritional deficiencies lead to cases of low testosterone, and an adequate intake of zinc, which is 11 grams per day, can help to get the levels back up. A continuous supply of the right levels of zinc in 22 men over 50 days helped to bring their testosterone and sperm count levels back up.
Garlic has long been known to ward away monsters, and it comes with the additional benefit of being a powerful antioxidant that help to keep acne, hair loss and the common cold away. A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that vegetables that contain allium, particularly scallions and garlic, helped to reduce the participants’ risk of prostate cancer by 50 percent. Another study conducted by researchers in Prague found that the more garlic men ate, the more women found their scent more attractive. Though researchers aren’t clear as to why, it is certainly an added benefit.
Quinoa is an amazing superfood: it contains all 9 amino acids, and just one cup has 8 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, 30 percent of your daily recommended magnesium and 15 percent of your daily recommended iron intake among other great benefits. These benefits bring with them a lower risk of obesity, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is becoming more common, and doubles the risk of low testosterone levels while tripling the risk of erectile dysfunction. For anyone who has celiac disease, quinoa is excellent as it is completely gluten free.
Skinless turkey is lean meat, so it’s already good for you, and also comes packed with protein and selenium. Selenium is a powerful mineral that fights free radicals before they destroy your cells and potentially cause cancer. Moreover, selenium has also shown to decrease the risk and growth rate of prostrate cancer, and also cut the risk of esophageal and gastric cancers in half. Moreover, since turkey is dark meat, it contains more zinc which is extremely beneficial for male reproductive health.