Today we’re going to look at seven great foods that every man should be eating on a daily basis to ensure long-term health and well-being, while also making you look and feel fantastic in the process.
Berries such as blueberries, raspberries, mulberries, and strawberries are rich in fiber as well as providing a potent source of antioxidants to help stave off the oxidative damage caused by environmental toxins and free radicals.
Considered by some to be nature’s most perfect food, eggs are packed full of nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, and E, as well as providing high-quality proteins which are needed for us to recover from exercise and keep our immunity up.
Eggs also contain choline, which acts as a precursor to acetylcholine and plays a vital role in fighting depression, improving sleep quality, and helping our livers to process dietary fats more efficiently.
Lemons & Limes
Citrus fruits such as lemons and limes are rich in a phytonutrient called D-limonene, which is a potent antioxidant and a great tool in keeping the liver healthy.
Drinking water with freshly squeezed citrus juice also helps to regulate our body’s pH levels, reducing acidity and reducing our risk of inflammation and cancer.
Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and generally anti-microbial; you name it, coconut oil does it!
Coconut oil contains a unique form of fat known as medium-chained triglycerides or MCT. The amazing thing about MCT is that they are metabolized in a similar manner to carbohydrates which makes them readily available as fuel rather than being susceptible to storage as body fat.
The butter from grass-fed cows is an incredibly healthy fat to add to your diet, providing fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, and K, as well as being higher in omega-3 fatty acids than butter from cows that are fed grains.
What’s more, is almost completely devoid of lactose, which makes it highly digestible to sufferers of milk allergies and lactose intolerance.
Look for brands such as Kerrygold from Ireland and Anchor from New Zealand.
Items such as spinach, arugula, and kale should be making a daily appearance in your diet if you want to ensure your long-term health.
These leaves have an alkalinizing effect on your body to reduce acidity, while also being full of fiber and offering all manner of vitamins, minerals, and other phytonutrients.
Nuts & Seeds
Nuts such as almonds, macadamias, walnuts, and pecan are a great source of monounsaturated fatty acids, and seeing as we’ve covered a lot of saturated fat sources it is a good idea to ensure a balanced spectrum of fats in your diets by adding some nuts into the mix.
Seeds are also a great addition, and pumpkin seeds in particular boast a high level of zinc which plays an instrumental role in the production of testosterone in men.