SuperFoods for Men
While everyone can benefit from wholesome nutrition, some foods may offer extra benefits to men. Guys: Find these items in the aisles, and know you’re giving your body what it needs to live well!
May 14th, 2015 by: Julie Fortenberry
Strawberries, blackberries and raspberries are high in Vitamin C and antioxidants. While Vitamin C offers a host of health benefits, including aiding in iron absorption, it may also help reduce benign prostate hyperplasia — an enlargement of the prostate that can cause urinary problems and discomfort. Antioxidants protect cells from damage caused by environmental agents known as free radicals.
Salmon, tuna, sardines, trout and other fatty fish are filled with omega-3 fatty acids, which may decrease triglycerides and help lower blood pressure. Eating just one to two servings of fatty fish per week may reduce the risk of heart disease.
With four grams of amino acids per average-sized chicken egg, eating just one egg daily can go a long way toward helping you get quality protein. Eggs also contain a vitamin known as choline, which may be linked to improved memory function.
Naturally, beef is key for making sure your body gets adequate protein, which it uses to build muscle. But beef is also packed with iron and zinc, which boost circulatory health, and other nutrients like B6, B12 and riboflavin.
Tomatoes are high in lycopene, a carotenoid that may aid in reducing prostate cancer risk, according to Harvard University researchers. To be best absorbed, lycopene should be cooked with fat (think cheese or olive oil). Looks like it’s pizza night!
Oysters have long been linked to love and desire. The reason behind those rumors might be oysters’ high zinc content. In one U.S. trial, men who consumed zinc daily for one to two months saw a rise in their testosterone level and sperm count.