Nutrition in any age of life is very key needs may vary based on individual requirements and sometimes disease state. It is recommended that as a moderately active man one requires about 2000 Kilocalories from foods on a daily basis. These foods should be from healthy food sources and balanced in terms of nutrients and energy. Meals should consist of carbohydrates, protein, vegetable and fruit daily. In the current day and age, there has been a shift in meal patterns. A number of people leave for work early and are home late leading to insufficient time for one to prepare meals. Most people opt to feed on the first food item they see as long as one is satisfied. Most of these food items often are fast foods or not nutritionally complete or adequate. Even with changing times the body needs should still be met. One should consider foods that are beneficial to the body.
Carbohydrates should provide 45%–65% of daily calories. Most of which should come from complex carbohydrates and unrefined foods, such as whole-grain cereals and other whole-grain products, beans and other legumes, and many fruits and vegetables. Protein should provide about 15% of a healthy person’s daily calories. Low-fat or fat-free dairy and lean proteins should be consumed. Total fat consumption should be kept below 30%–35% of daily calories which should be healthy fats, one should avoid saturated and trans- fats. One should avoid processed sugar and high salt intake.
One should consider healthy meals and snacks which are also available in the market. For instance, one can have yogurt, fruits, sandwiches made from wholemeal bread and filled with healthy options such as vegetables, pieces of chicken, and beans on toast. As opposed to opting for fast foods that may be filling, tasty but in the long term detrimental to health and unable to meet the bodies needs.
Irrespective of age nutrition in men is critical especially with rising cases of cancer in the country some of which diet is considered a contributing factor