According to the statistics released by the U.S. Department of Health, men are 24 percent less likely to have visited their healthcare provider than women and they are also highly susceptible to become hospitalized due to congestive heart failure by as much as 32% (than women).
What do these statistics tell you? Well, it paints a picture that many men neglect their nutrition as they gorge on foods that are proven to be detrimental to them and that might affect their sexual ability on how to last longer in bed.
So in today’s article, I will talk about some highly regarded nutrition tips that every man should follow.
Increase Your Protein Intake
Most men who do not go to the gym and lift weights tend to believe that their protein intake should not be high enough, at least, when compared to men who do. But, as a man, you will still need to get enough protein for optimal muscle growth even if you do not go to the gym.
You see, as we age, we tend to lose muscle mass as a normal part of the process which means that increasing your lean protein intake will ensure that your muscle will continue to grow (and eliminating too much muscle breakdown).
As you grow older, you need to taking HMB supplements to maximize the protein that you’re taking in. Short for beta-hydroxy-beta-methlbutyrate, this compound helps the body make use of the protein that you, allowing for efficient muscle buildup.
Up Your Vitamin C and E
Men are more susceptible to heart disease than women, mainly because of our proclivity to eat more meat. That being said, inflammation is something that you want to get rid of and in order for you to do just that, you need to increase your intake of both Vitamins C and E.
Both of them help lower the levels of inflammation in your body and it also prevents oxidative stress from happening as well.
Enjoy Your Seafood
For those of you who do not eat fish, you may want to consider eating more of it after you read this article. You want to eat oily fish because it contains a lot of Omega-3 fatty acids that not only provides your body with good high-quality and lean protein, the said fats can also help reduce inflammation as well.
So, how much fatty fish should you eat? Well, as per the guidelines set by the American Heart Association, you want to eat as much as 2-3 fish-based meals every week. Aim to consume at least one or two portions of Salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines, and bluefish.
Minimize Your Carb Intake
Specifically, refined carbs or foods that are made of flour and other refined products. You see, these sources of carbs can increase the risk of you developing type-2 diabetes, as well as a host of other medical conditions as well.
Instead of eating refined carbs, I suggest that you consume whole grains instead because it contains a lot of fiber and it also helps you reduce inflammation as well.
Get Your Daily Dose of Sunshine
Our bodies produce vitamin D when it gets exposed to sunlight. Aim to get at least 15-20 minutes of sun exposure every day.