Thursday, June 30, 2011

Healthy Foods for Older Men

Healthy Foods for older men to prevent prostrate cancer, risk of diabetes, heart disease include whole grains, salmon, cherries, cabbage, walnuts,tomatoes and peanut butter and their health benefits

Mensxp - Wednesday 29 June 2011 4:22 PM IST
Adding these foods to your diet can reduce your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and many cancers.
And, adding some variety if you don't have some texture in yoursalad or new taste in your main course will be the cheapest way tolive better and healthier.
However, before modifying your diet, consult your doctor, and compare your current general health and the foods you need to be eating.
This is what everyone should be eating
Whole Grains
For protection against heart disease, stroke and diabetes, as well filling you up quickly to prevent overeating.
Get it from food marked "whole" grain - three daily servings from oats, whole wheat, brown rice, bulgur and bran.
ooh for “whole” grain on labels
Salmon – Strong Bones
Omega-3 fatty acids, which preserves bones, good for nerve health, and may also reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and help prevent heart disease. Salmon can also fight depression/mood disorders and reduce arthritis pain. Get it from other cold-water fish like sardines, tuna and mackerel.
One can of fish a week.
Cherries: Nature's Pain Killer
Reduces c-reactive protein (CRP)- something in the body makes to respond to acute inflammation.
Yogurt – Friendly Bacteria
Probiotics, or good bacteria that fights illness, disease and also fend off pneumonia, get it from yogurtcontaining "live” or “active” cultures
Apart from fighting breast cancer, it can also protect against lung, stomach and colon cancers.
Omega 3 fatty acid reduces "bad” cholesterol. Other nuts like almonds and pistachios also contains arginine, which may increase blood flow to the heart. Eat in moderation due to high fat and calorie content.
Blueberries – Antioxidant Loaded
The low fat berry contains a lot of Bitamin C and two grams of fiber. It also reduces brain damage from stroke,dementia and restores cells to healthy levels.
Fighting colon cancer, along with being a good source of protein, antioxidants dietary fiber.
Beans also decrease blood pressure and “bad” cholesterol.
2-4 servings a week.
Prostate health, as well as protecting against lung and stomach cancers.
Peanut Butter
Healthier than butter, it also protects against diabetes and heart disease, along with improved glucose and insulin stability. Peanut butter is also a good source of fiber.

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