Pistachios provide more than 30 different vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and are one of the lowest fat, highest fiber nuts. With 49 pistachios per serving (about 170 calories), you get more nuts when snacking on pistachios as compared to almonds (23 nuts per serving) or walnuts (14 halves per serving). Plus, pistachios provide a visual cue to help you eat less and are the preferred snack nut for men.
Mangoes are rich in antioxidants and a premier source of vitamins C and A. They contain more than 20 different vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that promotes healthy immune function; vitamin A supports vision and bone health.
There is nothing fishy about this fact: Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce inflammation and lowers cholesterol.
Berries are rich in antioxidants, fiber and vitamin C. Research shows berries may help boost memory, protect your heart, fight cancer and enhance eyesight. Blueberries in particular have received a lot of attention because they are one of the best food sources of flavonoids. In fact, a British study revealed that eating plenty of blueberries can enhance spatial memory and learning—don’t forget it!
Green tea is packed with antioxidant compounds called polyphenols, which may decrease plaque formation in the arteries and help fight prostate cancer cells.
Beans are not only low in fat but also help burn it, since they are rich in fiber and protein. The best fat-burning beans are kidney beans, lima beans, navy beans and white beans. They help clean out your system by promoting digestive health.
Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, and the plant substance known as lycopene — great for heart and prostate health.
Celebrate Men’s Health Month with eight healthy foods that don’t just fill you up, but actually target specific parts of your body. Patricia Bannan, registered dietitian and author of Eat Right When Time is Tight, gives us fresh facts. Click through and eat up.