9 foods men need to eat

 

Here is a list of essential foods for good healthWhile many men are less conscious about what they eat, experts say that at times, eating healthy can mean different things for men and women because both sex-es have their own set of dietary requirements.TomatoesTomatoes are also known as superfoods because of their nu-merous benefits. Tomatoes contain lycopene, which, studies say help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease and lower cholesterol — all common ailments in men.OystersOysters have high levels of zinc — essential for men’s fertil-ity and sexual health. Zinc maintains healthy testosterone levels and is excellent for healthy sperm production. It is also great for the hair.Whole grainsWhole grains contain healthy levels of vitamins, miner-als and fibre. Whole grains like oats and brown rice have healthy amounts of B vitamins, good for over-all well-being and they also help alleviate depression. Studies also say that folate can keep sperm healthy, while biotin helps curb hair loss.GarlicWhile garlic is known for the role it plays in protecting the heart, it is said that men who consume garlic regu-larly have lower cholesterol levels.SalmonNot only is salmon a great source of protein, it is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to low-ered levels of bad cholesterol. They also reduce the risk of heart disease, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer and depres-sion.BlueberriesExperts say that blueberries have high levels of proantho-cyanidins, which are linked to a reduced risk of prostate can-cer. Blueberries are also said to be effective in reducing the risk of heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes and age-related memory loss.BroccoliBroccoli, as well as cabbage and sprouts, contains a strong cancer-fighting chemical called sulphoraphane, which is said to reduce men’s risk of developing bladder cancer, prostate can-cer and colorectal cancer.EggsSuffering from hair loss? Make sure you include eggs in your diet. Eggs have high sources of protein, important for hair growth. The yolk is also a good source of iron.