Eating the following foods can turn your diet around and help you burn fat, gain muscle and improve your overall health.
So the next time you’re at the grocery store, make sure these foods are in your cart:
1. Tomatoes: Studies have shown that tomatoes decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke due to their abundance of antioxidants. Not a fan of tomatoes? You can find the same healthy antioxidants in an antioxidant supplement.
2. Blueberries: The antioxidants in blueberries may help protect your body from free-radical damage, reducing the signs of aging like dark circles. For more info on antioxidants, read “Antioxidants and Aging.”
3. Green Tea: Green tea is a proven metabolism booster; it helps support weight-loss processes. It’s also great for your skin and is a key ingredient in our Anti-Aging Formula. Check out “The Benefits of Green Tea for Men” to learn more about this nutritional powerhouse.
4. Leafy Greens: Leafy greens such as spinach are rich sources of B vitamins. One serving of leafy greens is also loaded with fiber, calcium and virtually your entire day’s recommended dosage of beta carotene, an essential nutrient for skin health. You can also find beta-carotene in men’s multivitamins.
5. Whole Grains: Whole grains leave you feeling fuller longer and have more protein. They also provide the longest possible supply of sustained energy. Worried about the carbs? Read “The Truth About Carbs” to clear up some common myths.
6. Salmon: Salmon is loaded with omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3s may help lower your cholesterol and improve cardiovascular and mental health. Don’t like fish? Try an omega-3 supplement for similar benefits.
7. Nuts: Walnuts and almonds, in particular, are high in protein, fiber, and vitamin E. They contain omega 3s and omega 6s, the latter of which can help boost muscle growth. Omega 6 can also be found in men’s CLA supplements. Check out “What is a CLA Supplement?” for more information.
8. Broccoli: Broccoli is packed with vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium and a phytochemical called sulphoraphane, which helps reduce the risk of cancer. For more great nutrition advice, read “10 Men’s Nutrition Tips You Need.”