Men’s Health From 20 To 50 Years… And Beyond
Generally Speaking, Guys Are:
- Less conscious about fat in their diet
- Eat less chicken and fish and more red meat
- Drink two and a half times as much alcohol as women
- More likely to eat meat without trimming off the fat
- Less likely to remove the skin from chicken
- Less likely to choose low fat milk and cheese alternatives
- Eating more snack and take-away foods (especially young men)
- Eating fewer vegetables and fruit, if they shop they don’t tend to buy them
- More inclined to ignore the warning signs and symptoms of a health problem
- More inclined to be less active as they age
- Less inclined to supplement with nutrients regularly they lack in
Men in Their 20’s Should…..
- Take the time to do a “healthy shop”, especially when flatting.
- Buy a healthy cookbook, or join a cooking class.
- Choose healthy take-away foods, e.g.; kebabs.
- Eat 2 pieces of fruit daily and a few good helpings of vegetables
- Consume no more than two standard drinks per day
- Remember that your diet and lifestyle choices today govern your health in old age, what you sow now, you will reap later.
- Have plenty of protein in your diet, B vitamins, Zinc, Vitamin C and essential fatty acids.
Men in Their 30’s Should…..
- Make some time three times per week to exercise
- See a naturopath and discuss a healthy eating plan, it will pay dividends
- Select more carefully when eating out, watch the fat and sugar!
- Graze on foods, less is better generally. Salads are great, try one a day.
- Drink no more than 2 cups of coffee or tea daily. Water or juice is better.
- Learn some basic techniques to deal with stress in your life
- Take an anti-oxidant formula, a Vitamin C powder is a good daily addition. Try 1/2 teaspoon daily in juice or water.
- Have a hair analysis to correct any mineral deficiencies and to ascertain if you have any toxic accumulations of heavy metals in your body.
Men in Their 40’s Should…..
- Maintain and increase their exercise program
- Include 2 to 3 fish meals per week, chicken is fine once per week (no skin)
- Eat more fruit, vegetables, rice, and other grains and pulses
- Eating out? Then choose healthy, low fat & sugary dishes, and drink les alcohol.
- Drink plenty of water, especially if you fly or during & after exercise
- Avoid frying foods in butter or other saturated fats, choose olive oil
- Look at more effective ways of handling your stresses in life
- Spend time with your kids and partner, “work to live, not live to work.”
- Supplement with an Omega3 and a top quality Multi Vitamin daily.
Men in Their 50’s Plus Should…..
- Base their diet on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, nuts and seeds and berries which are rich in antioxidant and phytonutrients. See my article on Healthy Eating.
- Reduce body fat, particularly around the abdominal region.
- Eat more oysters, pumpkin seeds, sun-dried apricots and parsley.
- Keep up exercise, preferably daily walking, cycling or tai chi.
- Ensure ample calcium, magnesium and trace minerals in the diet, eat almonds, sesame seeds and plenty of vegetables such as kumera, carrots, pumpkin, turnip and spinach.
- Maintain activity and community involvement, you will live longer.
- Supplement daily with an Omega3 supplement.
- Take a top-quality multi vitamin supplement daily.
- Take Maca as a supplement if there is a libido issue.
- Take a Prostate Formula if there is an issue with the urinary system.
- Consider a magnesium supplement if there is a blood pressure, cholesterol or circulatory issue. Best taken with Vitamin E.