If you want to know the secret to keeping your doctor’s visits at a minimum, look to your kitchen. Unfortunately, as men get older, their chances of developing health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, high blood sugar, diabetes, ED, and prostate cancer increase. None of those conditions are inevitable, of course, but lifestyle habits — particularly how you eat — can make a huge difference in how healthy you remain.
You can reduce the risk of these conditions by improving your diet, focusing on foods that have been shown to boost health and reduce the likelihood of a scary diagnosis.
Here are five of the best foods older men should add to their diets, and why.
”As men age, their muscle mass decreases,” says Jim White, RDN, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a personal trainer in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
“Eggs are a great source of protein,” he says, and that can help with the dwindling muscle mass. Although the pendulum has swung back and forth on the healthfulness of eggs, most experts see a role for them in our diet. Eggs also have lutein, which may reduce the risk of the macular degeneration, an eye condition that can cause blindness.
Berries may reduce the risk of cancer, says Deepak Talreja, MD, a cardiologist at Eastern Virginia University Medical School in Norfolk.
Research is ongoing, but some studies have found that blueberries, for instance, inhibit inflammation, which may decrease the risk of some cancers. A research review examining the anti-cancer properties of blueberries, published in the October 2013 issue of Anticancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, concluded that the little blue orbs might help inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
Blueberries aren’t the only berries that might help fight cancer. A diet that includes freeze-dried black raspberries and strawberries inhibited esophageal cancer by 30 to 70 percent and colon cancer by 80 percent, according to studies on rats done at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center in Milwaukee. Whether humans would experience the same anti-cancer benefits has yet to be proven.
Like you needed a new reason to indulge in guacamole: Avocados are loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats that may help keep cholesterol levels low. And that’s something that men need as they age, White says. One medium California avocado has about 230 calories, but it also has about 10 grams (g) of fiber and about 20g of fat. Plus, avocados have also been linked to weight loss and lower levels of inflammation.
4. Green Leafy Vegetables
Dark green vegetables are good for your brain health and reproductive health. Spinach is high in lutein and can even increase blood flow, helping with many bodily functions. Green leafy vegetables are high in folate and potassium, plus they are a great nondairy source for calcium, which is good for your bones. Many people do not realize that men are at risk for osteoporosis too. A study reported that that men who ate greater amounts of leafy green vegetables had a 34% reduced risk of aggressive prostate cancer.
5. Supplement With Testagenix 180 (Male Potency Herbs)
I consulted with one of my friends who just recently turned 65 and he could pass for a jacked 40 year old. The guy has younger women flocking to him. The guy is buff… as in, you can always see his veins even when he’s sitting and calmly reading a book. But he’s a vegetarian/organic loving guy who would never touch any kind of pharmaceutical drugs (so he wasn’t taking steroids or anything artificial like that).
I asked him what his secret was… and he told me “Testagenix 180.”
I’d never heard of Testagenix 180 before, but now that I have, I’m never going back.
My friend informed me that Testagenix 180 was a newer supplement designed by Pure Bioactives, which is one of the most reputable supplement makers in the industry. This supplement has been made specifically for older men to help them regain their drive, body, and love life that they had when they were young. It’s designed to optimize your T-levels and improve blood flow and nutrient absorption by up to 550% to your muscles, including your reproductive muscles.
The ingredients are all natural, which is important to me since I’m a doctor and I’m all about optimizing my health. Each capsule includes a blend of epimedium, Tongkat Ali, ginseng root, maca powder, potency wood, and oyster shell extracts. These herbal ingredients are the go-to ingredients for many Chinese herbalists for the last 5,000 years. Before all the artificial ED drugs and steroids of today, this is what men were using.
I was told that it wouldn’t take my T-levels past what was a good baseline for what my body wanted to produce, but it would feel like I had a major boost in drive because my body was likely drastically below what it wanted to be (from general poor diet or chronic stress/poor sleep, etc.)
The science behind this combination of male potency herbs is still shaky at best, but I was willing to give it a try. Long story short, I started taking Testagenix 180 tablets three times a day, which is a full dose. My reasoning went like this, “Since this product is all natural and just a bunch of organic herbs, it probably does very little, so let’s see what happens when I start off by taking the full dose… I probably won’t notice anything drastic.”
And I couldn’t have been more wrong.
The next morning I woke up with a raging hard-on, the same way I did when I was a teenager. It was like someone had slipped 10 blue pills into my mouth while I was asleep.
The effects compounded over the next ten days as I continued the dosage at the full level. But it began to be too much, I soon decided to cut back down my dosage because it was too intense.
I could barely concentrate on anything. Every woman that walked by me looked amazing. I was waking up with full on rager every morning. Women were on my mind constantly (and I have a relatively low drive normally so this was totally out of the ordinary for me).
After about ten days, I cut my dosage back to half of the recommended amount and I felt much more like a human being again (and less like an animal). It certainly was fun though. I have friends that take the full dose and love the effects.
If you’re interested in learning more about Testagenix 180 and possibly getting your hands on some, you can click here. The makers are currently running a promo where they are sending out free sample bottles to let guys sample it. If you order some, come back here and leave a comment below and let me know how it worked out for you.