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June is National Men’s Health Awareness Month. So we thought it very fitting to compile some of our greatest tips for being a better man (and if you’re a woman reading this, pass it along to your husband, boyfriend, brother or any guy you care about).
There are at least 350 specific strains of probiotics that each have unique benefits. While many of the benefits are well established, one that’s particularly interesting to me is a specific strain, Lactobacillus reuteri (NCIMB 30242), that has just become available on the market and is backed by more than 10 years of research. In clinical research it has specifically been shown to lower total and LDL (the bad) cholesterol by 11.6% by reducing the amount of cholesterol absorbed from food, as well as the amount of cholesterol produced by the body. Most recently, it’s also been shown to increase circulating vitamin D status. Right now it’s only available in supplement form under the brand name Cardioviva and is certainly something to check out. I’ve partnered with them as the research and potential benefits for so many impressed me.
In addition to this natural probiotic supplement, including foods like Greek yogurt and Kefir and fermented foods like sauerkraut and Kimchi, among others, is a wise idea. Embrace the bacteria, since they clearly embrace you. You will continue to see more and more about this entire area of nutrition research. It’s time to move on beyond just carbs, fat and protein.
There it is – 35 Ways to Make You a Better Man — just in time for National Men’s Health Week. If you enjoyed this article, please click the ‘like’ button below to share it on Facebook. Thanks!