If you want to know the secret to keeping your doctor's or a regular visits to the hospital at a minimum, look to your kitchen. Unfortunately, as men get older, their chances of developing health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, high blood sugar, diabetes, and prostate cancer increase.
You can reduce the risk of these conditions by improving your diet, focusing on foods that will boost health and reduce the likelihood of a scary diagnosis.
Here are the best foods men over age 50 should add to their diets:
Research is ongoing, but some studies have found that blueberries, for instance, inhibit inflammation, which may decrease the risk of some cancers.
As men age, their muscle mass decreases. Eggs are an excellent source of protein that can help retain muscle mass. It also includes other nutrients such as vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids. Eggs also have lutein, which may reduce the risk of the macular degeneration, an eye condition that can cause blindness.
Avacados are loaded with heart healthy monounsaturated fats that may help keep cholesterol levels low. And that's something that men need as they age. Like many of the foods , avocados are easily added to dishes that you already love, like burgers, omelets, salads, sandwiches.
These little spheres of protein carry lots of blood benefits that may help keep heart disease and diabetes at bay. But that isn't the only way beans can help your blood profile. According to. study published in October 2012 the Archives of Internal Medicine, When people with type 2 diabetes consumed 1 cup of beans daily over the course of three months, they had lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels,
They only have about 20 calories per cup and contain potassium, which is helpful in offsetting the effects of sodium and in lowering blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. also Mushrooms ''beef up'' dishes even vegetarian fare by giving them a meatier taste that many men like, according to Leslie Bonci, RDN, director of sports nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's.
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