Men between the ages of 19 and 70 need a lot of vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. These nutrients serve many purposes in the body including boosting metabolism, strengthening the bones, and improving cardiovascular health.
- Fish Oil
Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and it has diverse health benefits. It helps reduce blood pressure, joint pain, inflammation, and heart diseases. Fish oil is good for the skin and the eyes; it helps with weight loss, and it reduces the risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Common sources of fish oil are fishes, kale, chia seeds, and flaxseeds.
- Calcium, Magnesium, and Zinc
Calcium is good for the teeth, the bones, the nerves, and the cardiovascular system. Magnesium and zinc are also good for bone health and they can be found in spinach, nuts, whole grain, meat, shellfish, etc. Dairy products are rich sources of calcium.
Fiber removes plaque and cholesterol from the arteries. It also aids digestion, helps you maintain a healthy weight, improves bowel health, and controls blood sugar levels. Furthermore, fiber reduces the risk of breast and colon cancers. It is found naturally in nuts, vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, chia seeds, etc.
- Folic Acid
Folic acid reduces the risk of blood clots and improves the flow of blood to the brain. It also has a lot of benefits for physical, as well as mental health. Folic acid helps the body create and maintain new cells, and it helps prevent DNA changes that may lead to cancer. It is readily found in peas, lentils, beets, spinach, oranges, etc.
If you cannot incorporate the vitamins above into your daily diet, opt for supplements in the form of tablets. Talk to a doctor about vitamin supplements to avoid side-effects or taking 2 drugs that interact negatively.
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