nutrients

  1. Guys: Are you getting the nutrients you need?

    Guys: Are you getting the nutrients you need?

    Men and women are different.

    I’m guessing you are not exactly shocked by that statement…

    But what you may not know is that men need different nutrients than women do.

    Especially as men age, they need MORE of certain vitamins.

    And today, I’ll show you the adjustments you can make to ensure you’re getting what you need...

    The “Big Eight”

    If you’re like most men, you probably ignored your health when you were younger.

    Sound familiar? Then it’s time to catch up!

    To SLASH your risk of disease, stay healthy, and help ensure your quality of life, make sure to get enough of the following vitamins and minerals:

    • Antioxidants (Vitamins A, C, E and others): Men need antioxidants as they grow older to protect their cells and squash tumor growth. Antioxidants are important for brain health, as well as protecting the heart and brain from damage.
    • B vitamins: These vitamins are involved in energy metabolism and red blood cell production.
    • Omega-3: Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish oil) can reduce heart disease by up to 52 percent. Fish oils work by reducing inflammation and softening up arteries so that they stay flexible. I recommend between 1,000 and 3,000 milligrams a day.
    • Vitamin D: Enough vitamin D is crucial. Men need it in order to make enough testosterone, maintain strong bones and strong muscles, to protect their brain, to prevent mood disorders like depression, and to help keep cholesterol and blood pressure under control.
    • Vitamin K: The “forgotten vitamin” (vitamin K) is needed in order to maintain good bone health and muscles. It also plays a role in preventing heart disease – which is currently the leading cause of death among men.
    • Zinc: The prostate gland needs zinc for proper functioning and health. Foods high in zinc include pumpkin seeds, beef, and spinach. Supplement to make sure you are getting enough.
    • Vitamin E and Selenium: These antioxidants help to protect your cells from damage.
    • Prostate Help: Herbs that support good prostate health include Pygeum and stinging nettles. A fiber-like substance called beta-sitosterol is especially good for the prostate.

    Finally, even though it’s not a vitamin or mineral, one of the more important nutrients men need is protein...

    Protein helps build and maintain muscle and bone. It’s also necessary in the production of enzymes, hormones, and other body molecules.

     

  2. How berries boost your brain

    Despite what you've heard, you don't NEED to eat fruits and vegetables to stay healthy -- and some of them are outright bad for you.

    Want to know what's inside an orange, apple or grape? Sugar! And not much else -- even the famous antioxidants in grapes and apples are concentrated in the skin, not the wet sacks of sugar inside.

    But berries are different. Berries do have natural sugars, but they're also loaded with incredible nutrients, including some you won't get anywhere else. And now, a new analysis shows why you don't need drugs to protect your brain from the ravages of aging -- just a handful of berries.

    Researchers looked at studies on just about every level -- human, animal, and cellular -- and found not the usual weak "association" between a food and a benefit I'm always warning about it.

    Instead, they found actual, specific benefits -- especially in the brain.

    In this case, they say the nutrients in berries enhance neuron communication, which in turn can not only help keep your mind sharp -- it can help keep you steady on your feet, too.

    One study even finds that berries can take over when your own body falls short.

    Over the years, we lose the ability to clean the trash out of our brains -- and I don't mean stray thoughts (although that can happen, too). No, in this case, cells called microglia that normally clean up the debris of aging start to peter out.

    But the polyphenols in berries can wake them up again and get them back on the job -- helping to keep your brain cells neat and tidy.

    These same nutrients also prevent inflammation. Throw in the fact that they taste great, and you've got my permission to eat berries every day.

  3. The 'forbidden' foods that will save your brain

    A healthy diet rich in key nutrients can protect your brain and keep dementia at bay? No kidding! Yet that's the latest "discovery" from the mainstream -- and you're not going to believe what they put seniors through to figure this out.
  4. The raw cure for asthma & allergies

    There's a 100 percent natural way to beat allergies and asthma before they even start -- but of course, it's practically a crime to give it to your kids.
  5. The real secret to a super-charged brain

    Next time some holier-than-thou vegan starts blabbering about how man wasn't designed to eat meat, ask him if he knows what powers the human brain.
  6. The incredible shrinking muscle

    I've been warning you about muscle loss for years and now, the mainstream is finally taking up the call.

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