Seven Nutritional Supplements Every Man Needs

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 17, 2014

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Men have special needs when it comes to nutrition. Every man should get the recommended nutrients either from food sources or healthcare provider prescribed supplements for better health.
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    Supplements for Men

    No matter how delicious food you eat or how often, you always need to fulfill the nutritional requirements of your body. If your foods don’t offer much of these nutrients, you should seek help from nutritional supplements, especially if you are a man with higher nutritional requirements. Here are some of the nutrients your need. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Vitamin C

    While Vitamin C is easy to get, several men still don’t get enough vitamin C. To ensure you get the proper amount of Vitamin C, add more fresh vegetables abd fruits to your diet. Rich sources of the vitamin include tomatoes, citrus fruit, strawberries, bell peppers, guava, cantaloupe, kiwi, broccoli, dark green leafy vegetables and papaya. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Vitamin D

    Vitamin D is crucial for every man and you must regularly get it in ample amounts as it reduces the risk of several chronic diseases. Food sources rich in vitamin D include fatty fish like salmon, sardines, trout, mackerel, and herring, as well as, eggs and milk. Image Courtesy: Getty

     

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    Calcium

    Men need strong bones and teeth and for that they need calcium.  It also helps support normal nerve communication and heart rate. You must get calcium from your diet or through supplements. Foods rich in calcium include milk, yogurt, cheese, and dark green vegetables, tofu set with calcium, beans, and almonds. Image Courtesy: Getty

     

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    Magnesium

    Magnesium reduces the risk of osteoporosis, high blood pressure and stroke, diabetes, and migraines. Include foods such as whole grains, nuts and seeds, dark chocolate, halibut, cooked spinach, and legumes in your regular diet to get the proper amount of magnesium. You can also take an extra 250 mg from a supplement. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Omega-3 fat

    Omega-3 fats help reduce risk of several health problems including heart disease, stroke and dementia, diabetes, and even arthritis. Food sources rich in these healthy fats include fatty fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and trout, omega-3 fortified eggs and omega 3 supplements.  Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Potassium

    Getting more potassium is crucial for your body. It not only has its own benefits, but also reduces the risk posed by higher amount of sodium intake which is not good for your blood pressure. To get more potassium eat more of lower-fat dairy, whole grains and  fresh fruits and vegetables including avocado, banana, mango, low-sodium tomato juice, cantaloupe, oranges, grapefruit, dried beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas. You can also supplement the potassium intake through prescribed tablets. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Vitamin A

    Vitamin A is good for your overall health, especially your eyes, vision, bones, teeth and skin. It also helps improve natural immune response of your body. To get more Vitamin A eat foods such as eggs, fatty fish, butter, milk and cheese. Image Courtesy: Getty

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