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Top Ten Foods for Men’s Health

avocado-power-food-men-machotipsAre you doing everything you can to stay healthy? Incorporating the foods below into your diet can have you feeling great and may help prevent problems down the road.

Red Meat – Lean cuts of beef (sirloin tip, top sirloin, lean ground beef) and pork (pork tenderloin) provide needed protein without much fat. And the amino acids help build muscle.

Cherries and Berries – Tart cherries and cherry juice can help soothe sore muscles and prevent inflammation without side effects. Berries contain antioxidants that lower cancer risk.

Fish – Shellfish contains zinc, which is important for the heart muscles and reproductive system. Fatty fish like salon, herring and halibut contain omega-3 fatty acids which help protect against heart disease.

Bananas – Potassium in bananas helps alleviate muscle contractions and contributes to bone health.

Avocados – The monounsaturated fat in this fruit helps lower bad cholesterol.

Yogurt – Yogurt contains whey, which helps build muscle. In addition the “good” bacteria help maintain a healthy gut.

Nuts – Pistachios are high in plant sterols that help lower cholesterol, while Brazil nuts contain selenium, a mineral that helps boost the immune system. Nuts also provide fiber, protein and zinc.

Sweet Potatoes – Really any orange vegetable (carrots, pumpkins, peppers) will supply you with needed vitamin C, lutein and beta-carotene, important nutrients for good prostate health.

Eggs – Eggs contain needed protein and iron.

Brown Rice – This grain is a good source of fiber, which helps maintain a healthy weight while lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.