Focus on Men: The Proper Diet for Tough Guys
How we look and what condition we are in are products of our lifestyle and diet. Long-term and ubiquitous stress places a heavy burden on the body, which we were not made to tolerate. But none of the above would have been a problem if we had not substantially changed our way of life, increased our ready-to-wear size, or birthed such a large number of impotent men.
In the past, men were stressed if the mammoth hunt went poorly. Commotion in the cave set in. Once a mammoth was killed, there was relative peace and calm for a long time. Today’s men have it tougher. Mammoths are extinct, and men have to find a different source of bread and butter. Modern civilization has brought with it the huge possibilities which pamper us, not at a price of comfort, but at a price of great stress. Men are burdened with still more requirements that make being the perfect man almost impossible.
The individual origins of stress can be diverse, and only rarely are we able to cope with them. Stress is ever-present, and we know that in the long-term, it is damaging. It weakens the immune system and is considered the main cause of human failure. But how do we get rid of stress? Take everything in perspective, but work on yourself, primarily your own good feeling and satisfaction. Don’t shy away from taking alternative medicines. Natural adapt gens have been used in medicine to curb stress and support one’s health for centuries.
They are mentioned mainly in Chinese medicine, which states it is most important to establish a balance between opposing elements. Among the adaptogens are Aaron’s rod (Rhodiola rosea), Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus,) or Schisandra chinensis.
Closer to home are basil, oregano, lavender and lemon balm. Eat Better, Live Longer Some foods harm men more than women. The culprit is the different way in which we store fat. Men deposit fat mainly in the belly, which is a place responsible for many health complications. Belly fat can influence the function of the liver. It is a risk factor for diabetes, hypertension, heart problems, sleep disruption (sleep apnoea), Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer (of the colon, prostate and beyond). Being overweight can also have an adverse consequence on a man‘s sex life, not to mention his overall way of life.
The body is not capable of storing proteins, so their regular intake is necessary. Proteins make up an important part of the diet, because they are a part of every human cell. One’s daily diet should contain 15 percent protein, or about 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight. Proteins also serve as an important source of energy that is never transformed into fat. We get it from both vegetable and animal sources.
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