MOSCOW, February 23 – RIA Novosti. Men who want to maintain and improve their health should include red meat, sea fish, mussels, poultry and pomegranates in their diet, told RIA Novosti in the services “SberZdorovye” and “SberMarket”.
“The companies presented a list of products to maintain and prolong men's health. The list includes sea fish, mussels, red meat and poultry meat, pomegranate – these products contain the largest amount of fatty acids and protein that support testosterone synthesis,” they write.
Russians in the past year have begun to buy these products more often, experts found out. Thus, sales of pomegranate in January increased by 95% in annual terms, sea fish – by 92%. The demand for beef for the year increased by 89.5%, and for mussels – by 73%. At the same time, orders for poultry meat jumped 10 times, which experts associate with an increase in demand for product delivery in general. The average check for this basket of products in January was 2,135 rubles.
“Due to metabolic characteristics and hormonal background, the diet of men may differ from the diet of women. Muscle tissue in men is more developed, to maintain muscle mass, a daily intake of protein food is necessary. The synthesis of the main male hormone, testosterone, depends significantly on the composition and quality of food consumed,” – explains the dietitian of the SberZdorovye service Margarita Makukha.
She noted that healthy polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are found in vegetable oils, fatty sea fish, wheatgrass, nuts and avocados, are necessary to keep testosterone in the body at an optimal level. In addition, zinc and selenium are needed in the diet – they can be obtained from garlic, cereals, bananas, cabbage, seafood and ginger.
At the same time, fast food, simple carbohydrates and alcohol, on the contrary, negatively affect the synthesis of male hormones. “It should be remembered that daily consumption of foods rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals is essential for maintaining health and is the prevention of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular, urogenital systems,” concluded Makukha.