Power, fitness, and vitality well into old age can be achieved if a man does a little for it. Sweat-inducing physical activity is not the only thing you should do, a healthy diet is just as important. In the meantime, more and more men have recognized this, but sometimes there is still a bit of a problem with the practical implementation. Below are some Diet tips for men.
Men/women – the small difference
Men love schnitzel, steaks, and fat sausages, women prefer salads and vegetables. An old prejudice? No. Studies by the German Nutrition Society (DGE) confirm at regular intervals the great preference of the strong sex for everything carnal.
The Robert Koch Institute has also determined that there are significant differences in food consumption between the sexes in this country. A comparison of the annual per capita consumption for certain food groups shows that German men consume on average:
- less fruit
- fewer vegetables
- more meat and sausages
- more dairy products
- more edible fats and oils
- significantly more alcohol.
Many types of vegetables contain secondary plant juices that have a preventive effect against cancer, for example in cabbage vegetables, but especially in tomatoes. The ingredient in tomatoes that is responsible for this protective effect is called lycopene.
It gives tomatoes their intense red color. Lycopene neutralizes the harmful free radicals in the body. Since highly concentrated tomato paste and canned tomatoes are made from ripe tomatoes, they contain significantly more lycopene than fresh tomatoes. The beautiful headline “Ketchup for Cancer” has a grain of truth in it.
German women do not have a perfect diet, but they do eat a lot better than men. This is also a major reason why they live an average of 7 years longer, suffer less from cardiovascular diseases and have a better defense against infection. If you eat a little more consciously and follow a few important nutrition tips, you can do a lot for your health.
10 simple rules for healthy eating:
- Eat versatile
Enjoy a variety of foods. There are no such things as “healthy” or “unhealthy” foods. It all depends on the quantity, selection, and combination.
- Grain products – preferably made from whole grains – several times a day and plenty of potatoes
- Vegetables and fruit 5 times a day
Fresh, briefly cooked, or as juice, fruits and vegetables provide plenty of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and secondary plant substances.
- Dairy products daily, fish once a week. Meat, sausage products, and eggs in moderation
- Little fat and high-fat foods l
Prefer low-fat meat and low-fat cold cuts. In the kitchen, prefer high-quality vegetable oils such as olive oil or rapeseed oil.
- Use sugar and salt sparingly
- Drink plenty of fluids
at least 1.5 liters every day. Only consume alcoholic beverages occasionally and in small quantities (for men, for example, 0.5 l beer or 0.25 l wine per day.
- Prepare tasty and gentle
Short cooking with little water and little fat preserves the natural taste of the food and protects the nutrients.
- Take your time, enjoy your meal
Eating consciously helps you eat right. Take your time eating. It’s fun, encourages a variety of uses, and promotes a feeling of satiety.
- Pay attention to your desired weight and keep moving
Do something for your fitness, well-being, and your figure on a regular basis.
Protein powder for strong muscles?
Hobby athletes and bodybuilders like to use protein concentrates when training in the gym to accelerate muscle building. But the expensive drinks and powders are often simply superfluous. Because protein deficiency is actually not a problem in this country. Rather the opposite is the case. Nutrition experts have long complained about excessive protein intake in Germany.
This is due to the high consumption of meat, which increases the proportion of proteins in the nutrient intake. Instead of the recommended 0.8 g per kg of body weight per day, protein intake is around 1.2 g, i.e. 50 percent more. With an average mixed diet, even a slightly increased protein requirement during muscle training could easily be covered.
Pleasure increasing foods
Mysterious recipes for love-promoting food and drinks have existed since ancient times. They are commonly referred to as aphrodisiacs after the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite. Most love recipes contain aromatic herbs and spices. The main active ingredients are often alkaloids that affect the human psyche, consciousness, or circulation. Numerous alkaloids have a euphoric effect or stimulate blood pressure so that one feels more vital and more productive after consumption.
In the last 100 years, however, many of these pleasure-enhancing agents fell into oblivion when the pharmaceutical industry presented products whose effects were stronger and more predictable than natural “stimulants” such as spices and herbs. But slowly the sensual component of seasoning is being rediscovered.
So-called erotic food is trendy both in the gastro scene and on the book market. Love recipes with saffron, ginger, chili, and nutmeg, teas, and liqueurs made from aphrodisiac plants are certainly often a culinary pleasure, but one should not associate too bold expectations with them.
Casanova sipped oysters before making love, Madame Pompadour got herself in the mood with hot chocolate. Others swear by the love-promoting power of truffles, asparagus, or celery. What has an aphrodisiac effect is obviously individually different. So here are just a few general tips.
What can promote the desire for love?
* Easily digestible, aromatic dishes
* Spices such as saffron, ginger, chilli, nutmeg
* little alcohol
* your own comfort weight
What dampens the lust for love?
* food that is difficult to digest
* high-fat meat, bloating vegetables
* portions that are too large
* too much alcohol