Do you love hearty steaks, burgers, fries, chicken wings, and lots of beer? By making a few simple substitutions, you can enjoy all the great flavour of your favourite foods yet reduce the risk of disease.
Unfortunately, men’s traditionally favourite foods can have chronic effects on health over time, contributing to prostate problems, cancer, impotence, hearing loss, and heart disease. Reduce consumption of harmful saturated fats in meat, sour cream, and eggs as well as trans fats in margarine. Instead incorporate more monounsaturated oils (olive and avocado) and essential fats (flax, walnuts, and beans).
High antioxidant foods are also critical, particularly soy foods, lycopene from tomatoes, and vitamin E and selenium from fresh nuts and seeds.
Enjoy this month’s recipes knowing you’re loading up on all the right things, including flavour.