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Healthy Eating For Men

Updated on October 13, 2012

Promoting healthy, long lives

Engaging in healthy eating habits can definitely help prevent many long term disease and disabilities. Such things as stokes, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and many other ailments can prevented. You will find a number of helpful guidelines, if when followed appropriately, will ensure you a wonderful long life of healthy living. Imagine much less body and cellular stresses no where close to what is suffered by the majority of other people. Especially for men, there are some special dietary regiments listed on this lens, although, everyone should be living by them.

"We are what we eat"

The energy our body needs are derived from nutrients in the food that you eat - mostly, carbohydrates, fats and proteins. We also need combination of minerals and vitamins are other nutrients that are also important in your diet to help your body stay healthy.

What is healthy eating anyway? - - a positive adjustment to your dietary habits, committing and staying disciplined

The healthy bunch
The healthy bunch

I can tell you what it's not: the consumption of high fats, high sugar and high carbohydrates foods! Instead, such foods as root vegetables, organic poultry, grains, fruits, legumes and leafy vegetables ( kale etc ) would be the ideal alternative. Additionally, a fantastic SuperFoods that should be included is " wheatgrass " . Nature's miracle grass with numerous health benefits.

How can you benefit from Healthy Eating?

I will venture to say (predict ), if one does not truly adopt a serious interest in eating healthy and exercising regularly, one will be sure to contract a chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease, COPD, cancer etc. Most of these diseases can be avoided (prevented) or reduced by eating healthy. How about fending off obesity, maintain a great body weight or ideal blood sugar levels? These are all very possible with simply eating healthily. Why not start impacting the years you have ahead of you by committing to educating yourself on healthy eating and which foods benefit you the most?

My Healthy Plan - simple, easy and effective

- a great way to shred belly fat

REPLACE ONE MEAL A DAY WITH A BLENDED ( using Nutri Bullet blender ) CONCOCTION OF THE FOLLOWING ( you can create your own combo ):

- 1 to 2 oz of Wheat Grass

- Handful of organic spinach

- Organic carrots ( one or two sticks )

- Half an apple

- A cup of coconut water

- Milled flaxseed

- Scoop of protein power

- Scoop of Casein power

Nutri Bullet System - - phenomenal results

Increase vegetables and fruit in your diet.

Some tips on how to increase fruit and vegetables in your diet include:

Try some different types that you have not tried before. The variety of textures and taste may be surprising. Juices, frozen, and dried varieties all count.

Try adding chopped bananas, apples, or other fruits to breakfast cereals.

Aim to include at least two or three different vegetables with most main meals. With vegetables, do not over-boil. Steaming, stir-frying, or lightly boiling are best to retain the nutrients.

Try always to have fruit or fruit juice with a meal ( check for sugar content )

Try new recipes which include fruit. For example, some curries or stews include fruit such as dried apricots. Have fruit-based custards and pudding. Yogurt with fruit bits and granola is great. I believe McDonald's has a yogurt with fruit cup on their menu.

Carrot sticks, celery stick, cherry tomatoes, dried apricots, Low-calorie trail mix are all great for snacking. You can also try strawberries and cut up apples as a fruit alternative.

Careful about consuming too much fat

Fat is very important in the overall chemistry of our bodies. Too much, however, can start to be a determent. The type of fat being eating is also a huge factor. A low-fat diet helps to reduce our chances of developing diseases such as stroke and heart disease. It can also help to stabilize our overall weight. Saturated fats such as butter, lard, dripping, and unspecified margarine are definite no, nos. I call those "blood sludge" Unsaturated fats are a wiser choice, such as low-fat spreads, sunflower oil and olive oil.

Here are some guidelines to reducing fat intake.:

Try not to fry your foods. It is better to grill, bake, poach, barbecue, or boil food. If you do fry, use unsaturated oil. And ensure you drain excess oil from your foods before eating.

When choosing meats, choose lean cuts of meat, and cut off any excess fat.

Avoid adding unnecessary fat to food. When using butter on breads or oils for cooking, using sparingly.

There are some fat in foods I call 'ninja fats". They are dangerous and are usually are found in pastries, chocolate, cakes, and biscuits. Have low-fat milk, cheeses, yoghurts, and other dairy foods rather than full-fat varieties.

If putting cream in your coffee - Avoid it! Use a substitute. Also use low-fat salad dressing and eat more low fat yogurts.

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