Watch any movie or TV show from Marvel or DC, and you almost never see superheroes chowing down. Don’t they get SUPER hungry?
On the other hand, regular guys like you need plenty of fuel for your everyday heroics: shovelling sidewalks, mowing lawns, keeping spiders at bay, you know the deal. When you put healthy food in your tank instead of junk food, you get benefits that can make those everyday tasks so much easier. Eat healthier, and you could end up feeling like a member of the Justice League!
Why is it important to eat healthy? Check out these awesome benefits:
It’s no secret that eating fewer fatty, salty and sugary foods can help you lose weight. Eating more fibre-rich foods and drinking plenty of water, on the other hand, can help control your appetite. Put those easy changes together, and a slimmer, trimmer physique is bound to follow.
A trimmer bod is associated with attractiveness. What’s associated with attractiveness? You guessed it: getting more sexy looks from your significant other! And we all know where THAT can lead…
At the same time, replacing the unhealthy foods you ditched with protein-packed ones — think lean meats, poultry, fish, nuts and eggs — can help build muscle. Adding muscle to that slimmer physique is sure to turn more heads and get you some positive comments.
Looking better can give you a serious shot of confidence, and this alone can make you feel better. Meanwhile, dropping a few pounds can reduce joint pain, improve the quality of your sleep, and chase away fatigue and grogginess. Oh, and speaking of feeling better, your sex life may even improve.
Keep your heart healthy
You’re looking and feeling great, and by eating healthier, you may get more time to enjoy these benefits. Filling your plate with fish, vegetables, fruit, and nuts lower your heart attack risk by about 30 percent.
Lower your blood pressure
Eat less salt and sugar, and you reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
Keep your hammer hard
Superman gets many of his powers from Earth’s yellow sun. Thor gets many of his powers from his mighty hammer (the one made of mythical ore, not his OTHER hammer). And YOU can get powers galore simply by eating healthier!
Just don’t try to lift a locomotive, OK?
Do you have a great healthy recipe you’d like to share? Let other guys know in the comments below!
This article was originally published on February 13, 2019.
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Adam Bisby is a Toronto-based freelance journalist and father of two. He’s been covering men’s health for over 20 years. As well as researching and blogging for Don’t Change Much since 2015, Adam’s award-winning work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and National Post newspapers.