The June “Food Issue” of Men’s Health magazine features “The 125 Best Foods for Men.” The magazine’s editors created the list which includes ten picks from each section of your grocery store: Breads & Grains, Dairy & Deli, Frozen Foods, Packaged Foods & Snacks, Drinks, Condiments, Spreads, and Cooking Extras.
What a cool approach!
They compiled this year’s list by first comparing the nutrition labels of competing brands in each of the categories. Bonus points were given to those products with more protein and fiber, and less added sugar and sodium. They also took calories per serving into consideration, but didn’t penalize for fat—since it adds flavor, helps keep hunger at bay, and is part of a healthy diet if it doesn’t lead to excessive calorie intake. Once the editors pared their choices down, they matched them in a head-to-head taste test to determine the victor. As for draws, the nod went to the product with the fewest ingredients.
Grab an issue for each special man in your life and throw it into his Father’s Day gift bag or stick it into his gift box. What a perfect way to say, “I love you and want you to be around for years and years and years….” To that end, why not give each guy a subscription too?! Cool beans.
Below are a few resources you’ll want to take a look at:
I just checked out the 125 Healthiest Foods – yes indeed-y, all of them – and I was thrilled to see that I’m already buying a majority of the healthiest. Yay, me and my shopping skills!
The ones that I’ve been missing the mark on, I’m going to try out this week.
I figure if they’re healthy for men, they’re healthy for the rest of us, right? Test yourself and see which foods you’re already buying and which ones you need to take for a test drive asap.