As I was doing my usual morning routine of jogging/brisk walking around the park, I saw a couple of old men that generally do not do anything other than looking at the lake.
Now, I am not saying that that is not a perfectly fine activity to do- it is. However, Icannot stop but wonder how these men have generally given up their active parts of their life.
I see old men that still work out and become more active than others. But these men, no, they have weak bones and they do not do so well from a physical standpoint.
I admit, I used to be obese but I made certain lifestyle changes to make me who I am today. I am not only healthier, but I also ensure that I get my physical activity every single day.
That being said, if you want to become more active and more energetic, there are certain nutrients that you need to pay close attention to so that you will not get deficient on these. Furthermore, taking the right supplements for men can surely do wonders as well.
Read further to find out what foods men should eat and which ones they must avoid at all costs.
Foods to Eat
Seafood, in general, is good for men. Fatty fish, especially more so. Fatty fish like tuna, salmon, and halibut contain Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D. These nutrients can help improve heart health and strengthen bone density to ensure that your joints are still functional even as you grow older.
Aside from that, the protein content in the fatty fish I’ve mentioned should provide your body enough nutrients to help prevent muscle deterioration (which is common among the old folks).
2. Dark Vegetables
Although all of the vegetables provide health benefits, the darker ones should be incorporated into your diet at all costs.
Vegetables like Spinach, beets, kale, broccoli, romaine lettuce, and collard greens are loaded with nutrients such as vitamin D, calcium, and antioxidants that will keep free radicals at bay.
3. Whole Grains
Carbohydrates are our main energy sources since when it is broken down by the body, it is converted into glucose.
That being said, there are a lot of different carb sources out there, but you should only get your carbs from whole grains.
They are rich in fiber, are generally healthy for you, and provides other key nutrients that your body needs.
Foods to Avoid
1. Processed Foods
Processed foods are jam-packed with preservatives which can be detrimental to your health when consumed in large doses. Therefore, you should avoid processed foods, as well as fast-food items as they are filled with unhealthy agents that can be bad for your health.
2. Sugary Drinks
Sodas and other sugary drinks should be avoided as they contain a lot of sugar. Sugar can lead to type-2 diabetes which is a medical condition that can lead to health complications.
3. Fatty Meats
Rib-eye steaks, bacon, and other tasty meats are filled with saturated fat. Saturated fat isn’t entirely bad for your body, but it should only be consumed in moderate quantities.