Back in the day, men were not considered to be health freaks in the sense of watching what they eat and when they eat, that’s usually something we women do. However, times have changed and men are becoming aware about their health.
New gyms are popping up every other day even in areas where you don’t expect to find any man working out. Meaning that men are slowly coming to the realization that heath matters are just as important to them as they are to women and they are now changing their eating and party habits to improve and prolong their health.
A lot has been said about foods women should eat for their skin, hair, nails and weight loss and its about time we talk about foods that are great for men.
As much as you love them, they contain added sugars and artificial flavorings that don’t have any nutrients beneficial to your body. Too much intake of the juices that are not freshly squeezed from fruits leads your body to overdose on artificial ingredients and ends up storing them as fat instead of burning it as energy as it does for freshly squeezed juices. If you must take these juices, be sure to limit your intake
It goes well with bread and for some, Ugali and am sure for those who went to Kenyan boarding schools, margarine transformed the food from tasteless to gourmet with just a scoop. Margarine is filled with fats that are known as trans-fats an d these unhealthy little buggers can raise cholesterol levels leading to heart diseases, bone problems and even hormonal imbalance. The healthier option is butter and although it has a higher concentration of calories and saturated fat, it is better than margarine-just don’t over do it.
Fast Food Burgers
As juicy and tempting as they look, don’t be fooled by the lettuce, and other veggies that go into this fast food snack. Filled with fat, these treats cannot be revamped into a healthy low-carb dish no matter how hard you try. The best option is to grill your own, its much healthier
As the adage goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, apples are filled with fibre and a perfect if you want a light snack in between your day. Thy also have heart-healthy benefits attributed to the antioxidant compounds.
The Omega 3 helps to maintain a healthy heart, giving you a regular heartbeat. It is recommended to eat fish two times a week for a healthy diet.
Many people cut beans off their diets because they end up making you too gassy. However, they are filled with antioxidants that help keep your heart healthy.
Popeye definitely taught us a thing or two about spinach. The iron in spinach helps to rebuild the muscle tissue that is teared down by strength training. They have adequate Vitamin K which improves calcium absorption giving you good bone health.
These fruits are filled with potassium and is ideal for the morning after a night out. They help with digestion and are filled with high fibre. They are also packed with energy and can be eat before a strenous workout.
If you are an athlete or you do a lot with your legs, chicken is your go-to. You get so much proteins and muscle just from a piece of chicken, you can actually eat it as much as you can.
Vitamin C is the key component of oranges, grapes and other citrus fruits and eating them regularly goes a long way in strengthening your joints. They also boost your immune system
The amino acids found in eggs are suitable for muscle growth. The minerals help in good energy production and a healthy immune system.
Great for detoxing, chew on these crunchy veggies and improve your overall digestion. Broccoli has adequate fibre that helps prevent constipation, and Vitamin C helps in collagen production, the main support system of the skin.
Olive Oil should be your best friend for its numerous benefits. First, it is naturally free of cholesterol, trans fat, salt, sugar and gluten. It is the best way to help you lose weight too.