A Super Healthy Manly Salad

A Super Healthy Manly Salad
A Salad For Every Day Eating

A Salad For Every Day Eating

by Dr. Ana

Some health concerns are specific to men: 1.) preventing prostate cancer, 2.) maintaining muscle mass, and 3.) balancing moods in mid-life.

Certain foods are commonly mentioned as great for brain function, weight loss, and overall health but, there’s a reason these tasty foods are particularly healthy for men.

Combine all  the listed foods in a delicious salad, use the yogurt as dressing, and eat a big bowl of it every day!

Avocados are a good source of vitamin K, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, folate and copper.  Rich in potassium, avocados contain more of this nutrient than bananas.  Potassium is needed to regulate nerves, heartbeat and, especially, blood pressure.  An added bonus for men: Avocados inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells.

Blackberries are packed with Vitamin C, calcium and magnesium, with more than double the amounts than their popular cousin, the blueberry.  Magnesium and calcium act together to help regulate the nerves and muscle tone.

Blackberries also score high on the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) scale assesses the antioxidant content of food: the higher the score, the better the food’s ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals that lead to cancer.

Spinach is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in existence.  Spinach can help protect against prostate cancer, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, lower blood pressure and strengthen muscles.

When it comes to their health benefits, walnuts are the king of nuts. Richer in heart-healthy omega-3s than salmon, loaded with more anti-oxidants than red wine, and packing half as much muscle-building protein as chicken.

Eating yogurt that contains live bacterial cultures every day improves digestive health & provides protection against cancer.   Make sure the label says “live and active cultures.”

In our clinic recipe book “Eating By The Five Flavors” we have a number of delicious recipes using these foods. Get it here

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