Your Questions About Healthy Eating For Men


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Michael asks…

Why do men shy away from vegetarian diets?

These diets are healthier than diets high in red meat and would extend men‘s life spans by greatly reducing the incidence of heart disease. Why don’t men embrace this?

Does it take a man who is more secure in his masculinity to embrace healthier eating habits?

Power Health Tips answers:

Because those diets are sub-optimal for both men and women. Everyone smart should avoid them.

“These diets are healthier than diets high in red meat”
They aren’t, and the latest research unambiguously demonstrates it. Sadly, I’ve noticed even the med school students are often times being taught info from the 60’s and the 70’s.

“would extend men’s life spans by greatly reducing the incidence of heart disease”
They wouldn’t. Red meat on itself has nothing to do with it, unsaturated transisomer fatty acids can and often do, but they have nothing in common with red meat. Red meat => heart disease is just a loose correlation, when controlled for other food choices, lifestyle and especially the way these people prepare their foods this loose correlation becomes statistically insignificant.

“Why don’t men embrace this?”
They’re obviously smart. It would be a stupid thing to do and “embrace this”.

“Does it take a man who is more secure in his masculinity to embrace healthier eating habits?”
Don’t know about masculinity, but my choices are strictly based on what’s best for my body in terms of physiology and human biochemistry, hence – my diet is FULL of (lean cuts of) red meat.

Edit:
“…are less likely to understand nutrition and the benefits of a vegetarian diet.”

Apparently some are getting their daily doses of “science” from Dr. Oz.

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