Foods that men should eat for good health

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Foods that men should eat for good health
Foods that men should eat for good health


A balanced diet, good quality food, adequate sleep and physical activity are the foundation of health for everyone. But! Men have gender-specific nutrient needs, such as promoting healthy testosterone levels.



First of all, foods rich in zinc are important because it helps in the synthesis of testosterone.




  • seafood
  • celery
  • eggs
  • turkey, beef
  • pistachios, pine nuts
  • beans
  • cheeses



Magnesium is also an important mineral for men's health. If you have low testosterone levels, you may benefit from magnesium-rich foods in combination with increased physical activity.


In particular:


  • pumpkin seeds
  • spinach, parsley, dill
  • almonds, cashews
  • buckwheat, oats, oatmeal
  • lentils, black beans, chickpeas



Foods that slow down testosterone production:

1. Soy products (tofu, soy milk, soybeans), as well as some legumes (e.g., peas)

2. Beer (contains phytoestrogens that suppress testosterone production)

3. Sugar and foods that increase insulin (insulin is an antagonist, blocking its activity)

4. Sausages, smoked meats (disrupt the cardiovascular system of the body)


When it comes to nutrition, we all need the same thing: food that provides energy and nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals.

If a man is overweight, it is worth checking his protein-carbohydrate metabolism. In general, you should do a body check-up at least once a year.