best HEALTH tips for men : 10 BesT FoodS FoR MeN





Health which is the much talked about topic but poorly understood and implemented. Men are the main figure in the Indian society, his image is of the one who provides for the family, works long hours and ensures that everyone is secure. But today, men and women are equal in all aspects so as much as women’s health is important, men’s health should not be ignored as well. Specially due to increasing health problems and the burden of stress and degenerative diseases, it is essential for men to take care of their health at all ages and not wait till the age of 30 or 40. Diseases are silent killers they won’t affect you at one go the increase in the free radicals damage your body cells and thus you get prone to various diseases, points Dr Deval Shah, Dietitian, Nova Specialty Surgery, Tardeo.

There are certain foods that nature has provided us with amazing health benefits hidden and today we list 20 best foods for men. 




Tropical Fruits

Exotic fruits, like mangoes and papayas, have a lot of bioflavonoids and other nutritional elements packed in their skins. With the onset of the summer season, it’s also cost effective and easily available in India and thus there is no excuse why it cant be incorporated in the diet.




Red Bell Peppers or Sweet Peppers

Red peppers contain three times more vitamin C than orange juice, according to some medical sources. Scientists agree that raw bell peppers are an effective way to get bioflavonoids into the system.




Garlic

According to Fitday, by most accounts, garlic is a superfood. Our food culture has long been aware of its anti-inflammatory properties. But now scientists are counting it as among the natural foods rich in bioflavonoids, and therefore able to deliver the antioxidant values we associate with healing foods. Its has natural medicinal properties, antioxidant properties and helps in maintaining a healthy circulatory system."




Broccoli

According to Fitday, This green vegetable which looks like a floret and tastes bland but has amazing health benefits. It contains isothiocyanates that stimulates the liver to produce certain enzymes that neutralize the effect of cancer producing cells. It also contains vitamin C which is a powerful immune booster, fights cold, rich in fiber controls blood sugar levels.




Green tea or black tea

They contain certain antioxidants known as polyphenols (catechins) which prevent cancer cells from dividing. Green tea is the best followed by our more common black tea. According to a report in the July 2001 issue of the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, these polyphenols that are abundant in green tea, red wine and olive oil, may protect against various types of cancer. Dry green tea leaves, which are about 40% polyphenols by weight, may also reduce the risk of cancer of the stomach, lung, colon, rectum, liver and pancreas.




Milk and Dairy Products

Carnitine is an amino acid that aids in converting fatty acid from your diet or fat stores into usable form of energy, increases circulation to various organs of the body that helps in preventing skeletal muscle ache and weakness. Include cow's milk, as well as some dairy products, like cottage cheese, yoghurt in your diet daily. One serving of milk, 8 fl. oz. or 1 cup, provides approximately 8 mg of carnitine,. Dairy products also contain essential micronutrients, including calcium, vitamin A and vitamin D. The Harvard School of Public Health warns that some dairy products, including ice cream, may also contain high levels of saturated fat, so choose non-fat varieties of milk to avoid excess fat intake.




Avocado

Though the majority of carnitine sources come from animals, some plant based foods, such as avocado also contain the nutrient. Consuming one medium avocado provides your body with 2 mg of carnitine. In addition, avocado contains healthy unsaturated fats, which can benefit your heart and blood vessels, as well as dietary fiber to benefit your digestive tract. Add avocado to sandwiches, salads, smoothies or soups to help increase your carnitine intake.




Tomatoes

This fruit cum vegetable contains extremely high amount of lycopene. Lycopene is a natural chemical found in plants. This chemical is a powerful antioxidant known for its potential to decrease prostate, lung and stomach cancer risks. According to the American Association for Cancer Research, lycopene helps to fight cell damage that could possibly lead to prostate cancer.




Pomegranate juice

This is not a cure, but we may be able to alter the way prostate cancer grows.The study showed that the speed at which PSA levels rose in the men fell by an average of 35% after they started drinking pomegranate juice. Just one 8oz glass of juice per day increased the stability period of prostate.




Whole grains

These occupy majority of our diet and are the source of essential nutrients such as zinc which inturn, helps in growth and boosts fertility in male. Deficiency leads to stunted growth, specially in adolescent kids who do not eat well.



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