Must-Read: What to Eat
Eating is one of the tougher things out there for us to do in the modern age. So much food is good for you, but so, so, so much for it is also bad for you. And a lot of those bad things are what tastes the best according to our stupid, stupid taste buds. The trick, then, is using your brain instead of sticking to your gut when it comes to knowing what to eat.
And so today we’re heading over to Men’s Fitness where they have a list of the 20 fittest foods that men should be eating. Among the selections that they provide for us is are these two:
72 calories per 3-oz serving
Eat 3 servings per week
Buy it skinless and you get seven grams of muscle-building protein per ounce. Turkey is high in B vitamins, zinc (a known booster of sperm production), and the cancer fighter selenium. “It’s also got a ton of amino acids, and there are little or no saturated fats,” says Elizabeth Ward, M.S., R.D., a nutritionist in Reading, Mass. “Plus, it’s one of the most versatile cuts of meat around, so you can easily eat it throughout the week and never have the same thing twice.”
And a good thing to accompany the turkey breast? This sucker:
119 calories per tbsp
Eat 2 tbsp per day
Olive oil is rich in good monounsaturated fat, making it an ideal food for heart health. In fact, studies show that replacing two tablespoons of saturated fat (found in butter and lard) with monounsaturated fat may reduce the risk of heart disease. But that’s not the only reason to eat it. A study in the journal Nature reports that olive oil also has potent anti-inflammatory properties, meaning it can help reduce pain and swelling just like a dose of ibuprofen. In addition to cooking with olive oil and using it as a dressing for your salad, you can get even more in your diet by mixing a tablespoon or two into your daily protein shake.
These two are just the beginning. Head on over to the above link to check out the rest of the advice that they have for us, and then get to eating.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.