Top 5 Foods Real Men Should Eat

June 18, 2009 9:56:55 AM PDT
Nutrition Expert and Author David W. Grotto, RD, LDN goes over the best foods for men during Men's Health Week, June 15-21.1. Soy -- Why? Heart disease is the #1 killer of men. Soy contains isoflavones which help maintain a healthy hearty and improve bone structure -- men get osteoporosis, too! Soy is the richest source of protein next to meat and an excellent source of fiber. Soy Drink

2. Avocado -- Why? Avocado is rich in plant beta sitosterol, helpful in reducing swelling of the prostate gland and is also helpful for lowering cholesterol. Oil of avocado was found to help fight prostate cancer. Luxurious Guacamole

3. Potatoes -- Why? Stroke is a major killer of men. Potatoes are one of the richest food sources of potassium in the diet which helps control blood pressure. They are only 110 calories per medium potato -- great for the 'six-pack'. Art's Vesuvio Potatoes | Creamy Potato and Cauliflower Soup

4. Strawberries -- Why? Helps lower cholesterol and harmful LDL cholesterol while improving cognition. After School Strawberry Shake | Strawberry Tostada

5. Watermelon -- Why? Watermelon is rich in the amino acid citruline which helps produce Nitric Oxide which helps promote more blood flow to fight erectile disorder (ED) Roasted Watermelon Salad | Watermelon Soda

About David W. Grotto, RD, LDN: Author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life! (Bantam Books, 2008) Host, 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life Radio Program President and Founder, Nutrition Housecall, LLC Former Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association Nutrition Advisor for Fitness Magazine Produce for Kids®\PBS Kids Advisory Board Chair nutritionhousecall.com 101foodsthatcouldsaveyourlife.blogspot.com


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