3 Surprising Foods for Men’s Health


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Pomegranates:
The tiny seeds of this crimson fruit are packed with antioxidants that may lower blood pressure and plaque buildup in the arteries, according to numerous studies.

How to Eat ‘Em:

These days you can find fresh hulled pomegranate seeds in the produce section of most grocery stores, making it a snap to cook with them.

  • Toss the bright seeds onto grilled fish, salad or yogurt.
  • Sip pomegranate juice. Try mixing with half sparkling water for a refreshing beverage.

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Pumpkin Seeds:
Nutrients in pumpkin seeds called phytosterols, or plant chemicals, are linked to prostate health, making these tasty gems a great addition to any guy’s diet.

How to Eat ‘Em:

You can get shelled, roasted pumpkin seeds, also called pepitas, at most grocery stores and always at natural products stores.

  • Sprinkle toasted or raw pumpkin seeds onto salads or into cereals or smoothies.
  • Make pumpkin-seed butter by spreading 2 cups of raw seeds onto a baking pan, heat for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees F. Blend in a food processor until creamy.

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Lentils:
Here we’re talking fiber, which can help prevent heart disease and promote digestive regularity. They’ve also got a healthy dose of protein and minerals, like iron.

How to Eat ‘Em:

You can get canned organic lentils that make it a snap to consume these legumes.

  • Toss with vinaigrette and some chopped veggies and you’ve got lunch.
  • Lentils make for a great soup’we love Amy’s Organic Lentil Soup.

 


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