Food gives the body nourishment and provides minerals, vitamins and other nutrients, build cells, and creates hormones. Nutritional problems are common to both women and men. Common nutritional diseases include diabetes, obesity and cardiac disease.
It is therefore important for men to pay special attention to their nutrition just as it is for women. Men’s absolute nutritional needs are generally greater than women’s since they have more muscle mass.
Higher calorific needs
Men’s calorific needs depend on how much lean body mass they have. According to the Centre for Human Nutrition in Los Angeles, an average person requires fourteen calories for every pound of lean flesh per day during rest and even more for exercise.
A man’s need for proteins in most cases is proportionally greater than that of a women, and especially if the man lives a physically active life. In order to build body mass, men require higher levels of protein. Raw oysters, eggs, Liver, fish, cheese, turkey, and liver are only a few examples of protein foods that are vital in maintaining men’s health.
Minerals and vitamins
Certain foods are known to increase male libido by increasing testosterone levels whose production depends mainly on zinc and vitamin B. Foods rich in zinc, vitamin E, vitamin B, folic acid and potassium play an important role in increasing libido. Sources of these nutrients include asparagus, figs, bananas, brown rice, damiana, celery, liver, fish, and turkey.
Almonds are rich in zinc, copper and manganese whose presence act as precursors for SOD enzyme that boosts sexual vibrancy. Almonds are also rich in protein, fats, and phytonutrients.
Figs are known to have high levels of amino acids that increase libido and boost sexual stamina. The avocado contains high levels of folic acid, which ignites powerful sexual feelings. Besides, avocado has high levels of vitamin B6 that is a hormone regulator.