Men don’t get it do they? They avoid the very foods that can help them live longer. More so than women. And despite the fact that many studies show eating a diet heavy on fruits and vegetables can protect you from all manner of cancers – including prostate cancer. Not to mention such foods are good overall defenders of your health.
So the most obvious of mens health tips to apply is to simply eat more fruits and vegetables.
Especially since it all counts. Whether you eat it fresh, drink 100% juice, or whatever. Frozen, canned, dried or fresh. It’s all good and all good for you.
To assist here are some documented mens health tips that simply involve eating smarter.
For starters, did you know each fruit or veggie is packed with it’s own special blend of minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals. It’s true. These tasty and colorful foods are loaded with disease fighters.
Is weight a problem for you? Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber while low in calories and fat. So they naturally help you control your weight. Besides being mostly water they give you a feeling of fullness that helps you eat less.
While there are no specific fruits or veggies to eat that eliminates your cancer risk completely, numerous studies have shown that eating a variety of fruits and vegetables daily cuts your overall risk.
Another painless way to consume more fruit is to kick start each day with a smoothie. Tropical fruits like pineapple or kiwi add vitamins, blend with anything, and give you an easy way to get in a couple more varieties into your diet. Plus they jump start your morning in a flavorful way.
Least I forget in this list of mens health tips, we’re talking just nine servings a day. Alas only 4% of men manage to do that. 4%! Pitiful. But here’s how you can improve.
Pack a box of raisins with your lunch bag. That’s one.
Apple sauce is another idea.
V8 is also a tasty change pace.
Add a salad with your lunch or a bowl of vegetable soup.
Chickpeas have a nutty flavor that goes with anything.
Slice bananas into your cereal bowl.
I also love frozen raspberries. Or frozen grapes – which you can freeze whole or cut in half. Simply pop them into your mouth instead of popcorn. You’ll find you can’t eat just one.
If price is a concern buy what’s in season. Or buy locally grown at a farmer’s market. Or buy frozen on sale.
Anything frozen is just as packed with nutrition. You don’t lose anything by freezing.
So see? It’s easy to give your body the means to keep you healthy.
To bottom line it, almost half of what you eat should be something grown on a plant. Half! If you learn nothing else from this list of mens health tips and eating – learn that. You need to eat more fruits and vegetables starting today.