Men and women often have very different nutritional needs for maintaining optimum health and performance. So while it’s easy to just eat what your partner eats, try to incorporate more of these foods into your diet to help maintain muscle strength, prevent prostate cancer and even heart disease.
- Fish: Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish, and benefit the heart and the immune system. If a food is good for your heart, it’s probably good for your prostate as well, so be sure to keep fatty fish on your meal roster. Note: Omega 3 fatty acids can also be found in eggs, flaxseed and walnuts.
- Whole Grains: It’s important for men to eat the right kinds of carbs. Whole grain foods not only provide the carbs that men need but also provide natural sources of fiber and vitamins and minerals. Great options beyond just bread include whole grain pasta, oatmeal or even quinoa.
- Berries and Bananas: Blueberries, strawberries and even cherries are full of antioxidants that are important for brain function. Bananas are a great source for energy and potassium which enhance performance and reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke. They’ll also keep you from cramping during workouts. Bananas not your thing? Try milk, orange juice or even coconut milk before your workouts instead.
- Green Veggies: Foods like broccoli, cabbage and brussel sprouts are great sources of vitamin C, beta-carotenes and potassium which are healthy choices for you prostate and colon.
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