Men’s Health

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about men’s health.

What are Nutrition Guidelines for Men, Based on Age?

Whether you’re a man or a woman, following a balanced diet can help you feel better, stay at a healthy weight and fight disease.

Follow a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet that features foods from the five food groups divided into these portions—the largest for vegetables, followed in size by grains, protein, fruits and dairy, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Choose healthier oils like olive and canola and limit sugar.

As you get older, you also have a greater risk of developing health issues like heart disease, diabetes and high cholesterol. The USDA suggests men over 50 watch their calories by continuing to eat more of the good foods from five food groups and fewer unhealthy fats, sugars and refined carbohydrates. It also becomes more important to watch your salt.

Ask you doctor about an eating plan that will work for you based on your age and health.

Learn more:

Source: Nafisa Islam, MD, Brookville Family Care; Gene Lease, MD, Vandalia Medical Center; Timothy O Donnell, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Breanna Veal, PA-C, Walden Ponds Primary Care; Douglas Gaker, MD, Premier Urology Center

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