Continue with the last post about the food good for men, let’s see the next food you should add into your diet.
Milk and yogurt
Milk and dairy foods are rich sources of quality protein and abundant supply of calcium and phosphate, needed for strong bones and teeth. You can choose low-fat yogurt, skimmed or semi-skimmed little kcal.
A banana provides about 10% of the demand of potassium you need each day. Kali is necessary for the health of the heart, kidneys and bones. Missing this substance can increase the risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and stroke. It also reduces the effects of salt intake efficiency.
Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes, but the body does not easily absorb it. Cooked tomato is the effectively way helps the body absorb the substance better. Tomato sauce, cooked tomatoes, canned tomatoes… provide lycopene helps reduce risk of some cancers, especially lung cancer, gastric, prostate.
Vegetables, fruits in orange, yellow
These vegetables are rich of plant carotenoids like beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin and vitamin C. The fruit juices and fruits like orange, tangernine contains vitamin C. Sweet corn is rich of lutein, orange pepper is rich of zeaxanthin. Both lutein and zeaxanthin are plant carotenoids help protect the eyes against UV rays. Carrots, apricots and sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene, a form of plant vitamin A good for the digestive system.
Leafy green vegetables
Dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, broccoli … are very rich of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Spinach is rich of folate, a nutrient needed to help prevent anemia. Vegetables also contain lutein and zeaxanthin help protect the eyes.