Men’s Health & Nutrition

menshealthCreate Healthy Habits!

Create healthy habits such as eating healthy and exercising and make it part of your daily routine. Simply eating healthier and getting regular exercise can help lower or
prevent:

  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Excess Weight Gain

Preventing the rise in any of these conditions mentioned above will help lower your risk of health issues such as hypertension, heart disease, and Type 2 Diabetes. We also want to avoid smoking and drinking excessive alcohol in order to prevent further health problems

  • 5 Healthy Habits to Incorporate Into Your Daily Routine
  • Get 30-45 minutes of physical activity a day
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • Switch to healthier snacks instead of junk food
  • Carry a bottle of water with you
  • Get enough sleep. 6-8 hours a night

Also, foods that can help support prostate health are:

  • Bell Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocadoes
  • Salmon
  • Nuts and Seeds

Why Men Should Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Men who eat larger quantities of fruits and vegetables regularly, compared to those who only eat minimal amounts as a part of their diet are more likely to have reduced risks for chronic diseases. Fruits and vegetables are great sources of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other natural substances. Men who consume more fruits and vegetables also find it easier to control their weight. This is because most fruits and vegetables are lower in calories and higher in fiber which may help you feel full for longer periods of time. Eating a wide range and variety of different colored fruits and vegetables gives your body diverse sources of nutrients such as vitamins A and C, potassium, magnesium, and fiber. Some examples of great fruits and vegetables to eat are:

  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Plums
  • Watermelon
  • Berries

Eating a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables is key to having great health so, try and enjoy new choices!

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Prepared by Ricardo Blanco, Student Assistant
Hospitality Dietitian Mindy Diller, MS, RDN, LD   mindy.diller@ttu.edu 

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