Guys, You Can Eat Hearty and Stay Healthy

Men’s Health Week is June 10-16, so it’s a great time to think about your diet. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a healthy diet for men includes:

  • At least 2 cups of fruits and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables daily.
  • Whole grains. Replace refined grains with whole-grate bread, cereal, pasta, brown rice or oats.
  • At lets two to three servings of fish per week.
  • At least 38 grams of fiber per day for younger men; 30 grams of fiber per day for men over age 50.
  • Unsaturated fats such as oils, nuts, and oil-based salad dressings in place of saturated fats, including full-fat dairy foods, butter, and high-fat sweets. (Cut down on saturated fat from meat and fried foods, too.)
  • 4,700 milligrams per day of potassium from fruits, vegetables, fish, and skim or low-fat milk.

Moderately active males should eat 2,000 to 2,800 calories per day. Your energy needs depend on your height., weight and activity level. Check with your doctor or a registered dietitian to learn what’s best for you.

Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics