Food is more than just fuel. Your diet can help fight disease and keep you feeling younger.
A healthy diet for men includes:
-At least 2 cups of fruits and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables each day for vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals.
-Whole grains. Eat at least half of all grains as whole grains each day. Replace refined grains with whole-grain bread, cereal, pasta, brown rice or oats.
-At least 38 grams of fiber per day for younger men; 30 grams of fiber per day for men older than 50.
-At least two to three servings of fish per week.
-Unsaturated fats such as oils, nuts and oil-based salad dressings in place of saturated fats such as full-fat dairy foods, butter and high-fat sweets.
-3,400 milligrams a day of potassium from fruits, vegetables, fish and dairy. Read more…