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Nutrition Tips for Men Over 50

May 07, 2013
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Are you a man who is over 50? If yes, this is the post for you. This week Disability Living is blogging about the dietary needs of older adults. While there are many similarities between the dietary needs of men and women, men over 50 do have some specific needs. If you are looking to easily improve your health through nutritious eating, read on.

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Why should a man over the age of 50 watch what he eats?

Did you know that men of a certain age must be proactive about avoiding specific health conditions? It’s true. Heart disease, prostate cancer and gout are a few conditions that men may be able to steer clear of, simply by eating a healthy diet. If you want to avoid these health conditions, please consider implementing the following nutrition tips:

– Heart disease — To keep heart disease at bay, men should eat fish, fiber-rich foods, nuts, and healthy fats. Saturated fats, excessive salt, trans fats, and alcohol should be avoided.

– Prostate cancer — Men who regularly eat food that is loaded with antioxidants, as well as legumes, fruits, and vegetables, have a better chance of not developing prostate cancer as they age. Do all you can to include these foods in your diet.

– Gout – Did you know that eating low-fat dairy products and fiber can help you prevent gout? Also, Vitamin C is helpful for avoiding this condition. Purine should be avoided (purine can be found in shrimp, red meat, alcohol, and soybeans).

If you are a man who is over the age of 50 and would like more information about what foods to eat to stay healthy and keep disease at a distance, visit http://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/Articles/Men-s-health-issues/Just-for-men-–-stay-healthy-over-50.aspx.

Are you a man who is over 50?

As a man who is over the age of 50, how do you meet your specific dietary needs? Do you have any tips to share with Disability Living and our readers? If so, please leave a comment on this blog post. Thanks for your feedback!

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