The notion of no-shave November is a means for men to raise awareness when it comes to their physical health. A lot of men really do not take care much about their health and they eat mainly foods that are high in protein and low on everything else.
While you can get away with eating mostly meats during your younger years, you have to put so much emphasis on eating a well-rounded diet when you’re older.
According to the World Health Organization, most men usually eat a high-protein diet that consists mainly of processed meats such as bacon, ham, and their variants, and although eating them is not bad, per se, we eat too much of it in a small span of time.
That being said, men who continuously eat processed meats on a regular basis tend to be closer to developing cancer. In fact, according to the organization, men who constantly eat processed meats are 18% more susceptible than men who are eating a balanced diet.
Common cancers that are available to men are prostate cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, and so on. Not only that but eating way too much meat may also lead to cardiovascular diseases as well.
So, what are you going to do? Well, I am going to give you some hot tips that can help you become so much healthier.
Start by Losing Weight
There is a notion in the medical field that if the circumference of your waist reaches 40 inches, then you are at higher risk of developing cancer, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and a host of other medical conditions known to man.
Heck, if you are overweight, it can also have an adverse impact on your sex drive as well! In other words, it might negatively impact your ability to last longer in bed. If you want to become healthier, you need to start making sure that you will lose your gut, or at least, the fat that is stored in it.
If you have been a heavy drinker for most of your life, you can start with that. You can limit your alcohol intake to just two bottles per day and nothing more. You can occasional binge drink when there are major parties and functions, but for most days, you want to really limit your alcohol intake.
Aside from that, you need to get a good night’s sleepy- typically anywhere between 7-9 hours. You also want to minimize your consumption of refined sugars and increase your intake of fruits and vegetables as well.
Eat More Tomatoes
Tomatoes not only provide color to your foods but it also contains an active ingredient known as Lycopene. This compound has been found to suppress carcinogenic agents which may hamper cell division and growth.
What you want to do is cook your tomatoes or add them in the form of sauces to your favorite dishes. The more lycopene-rich foods that you eat, the more you are protected from certain types of cancers.
Cook Your Own Foods
I know that this is a skill that not every man has, but if you are not the one preparing your foods, then you might not know exactly what is in it.
Either you cook your own meals or have your special someone do it for you. You want to focus more on nutritious foods as opposed to foods that contain a lot of harmful ingredients.