Five Good for Guys

It’s a fact of life that achieving healthy nutrition is a challenge for many people. Guys tend to be among those even more challenged given the popularity of processed foods and snacks as well as fast foods that frequently end up as their go-to nutritional choices. Of course, this goes against the best advice for maintaining good health.
Missing out on recommended amounts of essential nutrients as well as beneficial phytonutrients negatively impacts health, so boosting intake from plant-based whole food as well as supplementation is simply good for guys.
Dads who take these nutritional steps for themselves are also doing something beneficial for their children: being there as healthy examples (read Daniel Matthews’s story on page 8).
Looking at the AIM lineup reveals quite a selection of supplemental nutrition that supports men of all ages and lifestyles. To narrow the field a bit and hone in on specific nutrients that men should not miss, here are five manly choices.
1. Greens
It’s easy for men to increase their plant-based nutrient intake by making BarleyLife a go-to daily supplemental food. If the taste of the powder is a factor, capsules are a handy option. Either choice will give a guy a diverse, natural source of beneficial antioxidants, chlorophyll, enzymes, vitamins and minerals as well as the unique phytonutrients found in barley leaves. There’s even a gram of healthy plant protein in each serving.
2. Calcium
To build and maintain bone structure, men require a daily source of calcium, a major mineral that is also essential for the optimal function of their hearts, muscles and nerves. An effective way for men to supplement their daily calcium requirements* is with CalciAIM, a powder that becomes a free-ionic source of this mineral when mixed in water.
*1,000 mg for men ages 19 – 70
1,200 mg for men ages 71+
3. Fiber
One of the most easily avoided essential nutrients from having a poor diet is fiber. This indigestible plant carbohydrate cleans the intestinal tract, so missing out leads to fecal and toxin buildup in the colon. Taking Fit ’n Fiber is an easy way for a man to avoid missing out on waste-eliminating fiber. And it’s a great source of prebiotics that feed the good bacteria that help a guy stay healthy.
4. Protein
Meat is a major protein source for most men. Burgers, steaks and chops are succulent standards on a man’s menu. But animal protein has its drawbacks, including increased saturated fat, bad cholesterol and acid production.2 Adding ProPeas to the menu helps to alkalize a guy’s body with low-fat pea protein. It’s just the way that plant-based nutrition from whole food works. Additionally, this “green” protein can help to boost a man’s metabolism and lean musculature.
5. Phytosterols
Plants provide a plenitude of beneficial compounds, including phytosterols, which are remarkably similar in structure to cholesterol, and, interestingly enough, may maintain a healthy serum lipid profile. The phytosterols in ReAssure SP have been shown to help with the symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate, a common occurance in men over the age of forty. Research indicates that phytosterols can increase peak urinary flow and decrease residual urine volume after a man relieves himself.3
Of course, some guys may doubt the benefits of supplementing their nutritional intake, but keep in mind that the old saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” got to be so old because it still rings true to this very day.
References:
1 bit.ly/GuyDiet
2 bit.ly/AcidifyingProtein
3 bit.ly/ProstatePhytosterols

Published by The AIM Companies

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