When it comes to the physiological compositions of men and women, there are some very stark differences. So while it is a known fact shouted from the rooftops of buildings across the globe that a plant-based diet has a plethora of health benefits that we can all enjoy (man, woman, dog, cat, centaur, orunicorn), how these whole food nutrients affect our bodies’ ability to stay energized, focused, relaxed, and disease-free differs.
Here are some of the health benefits men can expect when coming over to the plant-based side (and that we, as beings who share a world and sometimes a bed with them, are also grateful for.
1. GREATER FOCUS, MENTAL CLARITY + ENERGY
Replacing processed foods and animal products with fresh, hydrating, living plant foods helps fight brain fog, improve focus and give you a burst of energy.
2. DECREASED RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER
One out of every seven men will be diagnosed with this disease in his lifetime. The American Cancer Society recommends a plant-rich diet to help prevent cancer and promote overall health.
3. FASTER POST-EXERCISE RECOVERY
Fresh, colorful plant-based foods fight oxidative stress and inflammation to help your muscles recover faster after a tough workout.
4. LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE AND INCREASED HEART HEALTH
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men in the U.S. Research shows eating plant based can significantly reduce and even reverse heart disease!
5. A LIBIDO BOOST
Plant-based foods are excellent sources of nutrients like zinc and B vitamins, which support sex hormones and help you get in the mood.
This piece was originally posted on S-Life Mag.
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