Nine Foods That Boost Male Health

Yes, there are some foods that the male body will get more nutrition from than will the female. This isn’t sexism or discrimination; it is the way the two sex’s bodies are wired. This isn’t to say that women won’t get any nutritional benefit from these foods, or that they won’t enjoy them. It is to say that the male body of the species will be able to get more benefits.
You knew this would be on the list didn’t you? Despite all the bad press beef gets, lean cuts can indeed be good for you. Both beef and pork are full of protein and have just a bit more calories than a chicken breast. Lean meat is also a great source of the amino acid “leucine” which is critical to building muscle mass.
There is growing evidence that eating the right types of chocolate is healthy in a number of ways. Dark chocolate is rich in flavanols which are suspected of curbing bad cholesterol, reducing blood pressure, and improving blood circulation. The trick is to not eat too much. One dietitian recommends no more than one ounce per day without any other sweets.
Fish with higher fat contents, such as salmon and halibut are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 is the subject of a lot of studies and is beneficial to help protect against heart disease, certain cancers, and arthritis.
Leucine (remember?) is also found in the whey of yogurt and Greek yogurt has even more. Also both yogurt and milk contain potassium, and bacterias that are vital to keeping the digestive system running in good order.
One research study with participants in more than forty countries found that soy offers excellent protection against prostate cancer. All soy products help including soy milk and tofu. It is not a coincidence that Asians ingest almost 100% more soy foods than do people in the West and prostate cancer is much less frequent in Asia.
A time honored companion to steak, the baked potato is very easy to prepare and has a whole lot of vitamin C. Don’t overload your baked potato with butter and sour cream. Try salsa as a topping for a change of pace.
Rice is loaded with fiber which helps digestion. Along with other whole grain foods brown rice is good at helping maintain a healthy weight and at reducing the overall risk of heart problems and type 2 diabetes.
Iron, protein and lutein, eggs are a powerhouse of nutrition but you have to eat the whole egg. This means that the yolk, which contains cholesterol, has to be eaten as well as the white part. The yolk has a good part of the protein and also quite a bit of the flavor. If you have a cholesterol problem check with your physician for direction on how many eggs you should eat per week.
One of the best benefits of vegetables is they give us a class of nutrients called phytochemicals. These are chemical compounds that assist in cell growth and health and may also reduce the risk of some cancers. There are quite a lot of phytochemicals so the easiest way to ingest a variety is to add different colored vegetable to your menu.
There are, of course, many other foods that will benefit health and wellbeing. But these are some of the best.

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