Keeping healthy and fit is a challenge that is daily task. Luckily for men, for some reason dropping weight is somewhat easier than women. However, studies reveal that men young and old, are slower than women to go to the doctor.
According to mybrotha.com, here’s 7 foods men should eat weekly. How many of them are you already eating?
Bananas – A naturally sweet fruit that can be harvested year around. One of our best sources of potassium and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), bananas may help prevent high blood pressure and may protect against type 2 diabetes. They can also help improve your body’s ability to absorb calcium, promoting bone health.
When choosing bananas at your grocer, pick ones that are firm, but not too hard. They should be bright in color and free from bruises or scarring. Despite their rugged appearance, bananas are delicate and will often bruise and scar quickly. Some other foods high in potassium like bananas include broccoli, soybeans potatoes, avocados, apricots, pomegranates, and turnips.
Collard Greens – High in vitamins K, A, and C, collard greens are one of the most popular and most healthy Southern vegetable traditions. This leafy green offers several nutrients as part of the %DV serving you should get. These include manganese, folate, calcium, fiber, potassium, vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acides, and zinc.
Collards are an excellent source of vitamin A and zinc, two nutrients that can significantly improve our immune system function. Collard greens are also high in folate and a very good source of vitamin B6, both of which are needed to maintain low levels of homocysteine – a chemical compound that could present a cardiovascular risk in high levels. When buying collards, look for firm, unwilted leaves that have a deep green color. Yellow or brown leaves show signs of nutrient loss.
Wheat and Bran – Unless you live on a wheat farm in Kansas, your best source for this valuable grain is breads, pasta, crackers, and cereals. In its most natural unrefined state, wheat contains important nutrients. To receive the full benefit from wheat, it is important to choose wheat products made from whole wheat flour rather than those that are refined. Be sure to select 100% whole wheat products. These foods retain the bran and the germ, a very good source of dietary fiber and manganese.
Eating foods high in insoluble fiber, such as whole wheat or bran cereals and breads — substantially lowers the risk for Type 2 Diabetes and may help reduce the risk of other health issues like gallstones. Studies also show that eating whole grains such as whole wheat, has been linked to protection against atherosclerosis, insulin resistance, and diabetes.
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