Superfoods For Every Active Man’s Diet

It may sound cliché but we really are what we eat. If you live an active lifestyle or you are the type of guy who would hop onto a motorbike with your vintage motorcycle helmet and do a cross-country motorbike trip, then you need to fill your diet with superfoods. Sadly, not many men know about what foods are best for their diet.

A few weeks ago, I was invited to prepare the lunch for a motorbike club and it got me thinking about what great recipes I could include in their menu. I wanted to try something new for this gig – and I wanted impress these active, burly guys. I’ve done a quick research about what foods are best for active men and I’d like to share what I learned with you.

Here are some superfoods that can help you get leaner, stronger and healthier.

  1. Turkey Breast

An ounce of skinless turkey breast can give you up to seven grams of muscle-building protein. It is also high in zinc for improved virility, cancer-fighting selenium, and immunity boosting B-vitamins. A serving of turkey breast is beefed with amino acids but is very low in saturated fats. Aside from being very palatable, the meat is very versatile and can be used for almost any recipe. A 3-ounce serving is loaded with 72 calories.

  1. Quinoa

This exotic whole grain is loaded with calories (you get 318 calories per half cup). For most active men who hate whole grains, quinoa can be the best alternative with its light flavor which is perfect for different recipes. Compared with other grain, quinoa has the highest protein content plus a hefty dose of heart-healthy unsaturated fats. It is also a good source of B vitamins and fiber. There are a lot of great tasting quinoa recipes that any man can do.

  1. Milk

Most men would scorn drinking milk but it should be part of every active man’s diet. In fact, it is recommended that active men take up to three servings of dairy daily. Milk aids in the body’s fat-burning system and slows down the storage of unhealthy fat. And while you can take supplements, nothing beats the real thing. There are a lot of flavorful dairy products that you can add to your everyday diet.

  1. Soy

Soy is an abundant source of vitamins, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. If you are not a fan of soy milk or tofu, there are other soy-containing products such as soy nuts and soy protein shakes. These products taste great and are ‘very masculine.’

  1. Beef

Beef is not only tasteful it’s also a rich source of zinc and iron which are essential in the body’s circulatory health. A serving of beef is loaded with more than 10% of your body’s daily requirement of protein, selenium, B-vitamins, riboflavin, phosphorus, and niacin. And the great news is that beef meat is said to be 20% leaner than they were before, which means you get little fat with each serving.

I guess, the motorbike club was so happy with my menu that they even gifted me with a helmet similar to those reviewed at Motorcyclist Life. Learning about different healthy foods is something I love about being a chef.

Nutrition and Dietary Tips for Seniors

Nutrition and Dietary Tips for SeniorsFood is an essential part of our life. Making a delicious meal is an art. Nevertheless, we have to eat every day to be healthy and wealthy. Therefore, we have to control what, how and when we eat. As usual, we pay much attention to our children’s food. But still we don’t correct our product diet when we are getting older. Unfortunately, one man’s meat is another man’s poison. And the tasty meal that makes you healthier when you are 20 is a harmful poison for the people over 50. That’s why we must know some simple secrets to make our life better, within eating the useful food.

Let’s start from the everyday things. Try to remember that you need to change your eating habits with the age. That’s why be careful with the everyday meal. For instance, the snacks are an everyday part of our life. Tastes, abilities and preferences of the seniors are differ, but there are some common variants, which will bring benefits to you and your health. Of course, the best snacks are quick-made and tasty. First of all, remember that fruits are your best snacks in any circumstance.

Just imaging a ripe green or red apple, a sweet banana, a fresh and colorful orange and so on – only a brief look at these fruits will make you feeling better. In addition, eating such tasty snacks will provide you with so needful in this age fiber and natural hydrating juices. Besides eating fresh fruits, you can make a mix-salad of some of them, with some honey and nuts, for example. Don’t forget to add a little bit of the lemon juice in order to keep the color of apples or bananas, besides it, it will make the taste better; moreover it has a needful vitamin C.

You know that nuts can substitute such junk food as chips in your everyday life. Moreover, they will saturate the body with protein and positive fats. You can eat them as a quick snack or make them a part of some meal. Returning to fruits, you can make a delicious snack of baked apples. It is easily made. All you need is some apples, raisins, a teaspoon of honey or brown sugar and cinnamon. Only 3-5 minutes in your microwave and a yummy and healthy snack is done.

The next and also very useful snacks are made of vegetables. There is a great variety of them in your fridge. Fresh, colorful and consisting of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, they are good for stabilizing your blood pressure, they have a positive impact on your appearance and body. Broccoli, red cabbage, carrot (taste a baby-carrot as well), cucumbers, beans, avocado, pepper and so on – all these may be eaten with a great pleasure. Pay also your attention to green. The organic spinach leaves may be not only a rare addition to your sandwiches. You may make them an essential part of your snack or eat as they are. Really. They are tasty and, besides that, they provide you with the needful microelements to your good vision.

The cheeses in all their variety are the best snacks ever. You can believe it or not, but eating cheese make you forget about being exhausted. The fact of the matter is that it includes protein, which helps to recover cells, and makes red blood cells that provide oxygen and antibodies which fight with diseases.

It is needless to say that we must also control what we drink. Make a positive habit to drink juices of fresh fruits and vegetables, tasty smoothies (they may be an ideal snack as they are easy to chew) and green tea (is a key to prevent even such harmful diseases as cancer, heart disease and diabetes).

Getting older means getting wiser. So understand that proper nutrition will prolong your life and well being. The simple steps that you can do that don’t depend on your budget or lifestyle are following:

  • Take away the saltshaker from your table. You don’t need to eat much salt. It is even harmful.
  • Forget about drinking soda and alcohol.
  • Try to eat more seafood products.
  • Of course, the greater part of your nutrition must include vegetables and fruits.
  • Control what you eat. Reduce eating foods without a lot of nutritional value, as they increase calories amount without providing proper nutrition.
  • Eat fiber rich food in every meal.
  • Choose healthy fats (you can find them in fatty fish, avocado or seeds and nuts).
  • Try to choose whole grains (they will protect you from heart disease)
  • Use products reach on protein – eggs, chicken, lean meat, fish and beans.
  • Eat more cereals. They consist of vitamin B12.
  • Excessive drinking – water, soups, melons and watermelons, non-caffeinated potables must be in your everyday life.
  • Consult a good doctor in order to be sure what products will bring benefits to your personal health.

And last, but not least. At the very beginning, we spoke that it is an art to make a delicious meal. What’s more, eating properly is another kind of art. Are you surprised? Something tells me that even seniors don’t know about music effects on appetite. Yes, you are not mistaken. The music on the background will make your dish taste better. It can even enhance the useful properties.

The latest studies on this theme approve that people have to pay much attention to the atmosphere in what they are eating. For example, jazz makes chocolate taste better. The soft, relaxing music allows you to eat less. So make up your own playlist, turn on the needful music and make your every meal to be a joy. Relax while you are eating, do not hurry, and listen to some slow and pleasant music – and you will have healthy body and soul.

Please, remember that we eat to live, and that’s why we must choose such meals, which prolong our life and make it better. They have not only health benefits; they are like keys to your new lifestyle. Just a few nutrition and dietary tips can provide every new day with new colors for the seniors. Tasty food can be useful!