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Updated December 17th, 2023 at 19:00 IST

Mediterranean diet to Weight Watchers: 7 popular diets followed by men and its benefits

Men's diet, is a combination of nutritional battlefield which requires inclusion of powerhouses of vitamins and minerals delivering a sustained well-being.

7 best diet plan for men
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Men's diet, is a comprehensive plan to combine nutritional powerhouses, a course towards robust health, longevity, and sustained well-being. Generally, men's diets prioritise lean proteins, and sources such as poultry and fish to fortify the body with essential amino acids that are crucial for muscle maintenance and overall energy to create the body's defense mechanism.  

There are 7 suitable best diets for men's health

Best diet overall: Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet is a plant-based eating plan that includes: daily consumption of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats, weekly consumption of fish, poultry, beans, and eggs, moderate portions of dairy products, limited intake of red meat, daily intake of olive oil, nuts, herbs, and spices, smaller quantities of animal proteins.

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Best for weight loss: WW (Weight Watchers)

The original Weight Watchers dietary plan in the 1960s was roughly based on the "Prudent Diet", developed by Dr. Norman Jolliffe at the New York City Board of Health. Based on lean meat, fish, skim milk, and fruits and vegetables, and it bans alcohol, sweets, and fatty foods.

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Best for muscle growth: Paleo diet

One of the main tenets of the Paleo diet is to eschew processed food and instead stock up on veggies, protein, some low-sugar fruits, healthy fats, and, depending on how strict you're following, select whole grains.

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Best for heart health: DASH diet

The DASH diet is entirely based on vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. It includes fat-free or low-fat dairy products, fish, poultry, beans, and nuts. The diet limits foods that are high in salt, also called sodium. It also limits added sugar and saturated fat, such as in fatty meats and full-fat dairy products.

Best for diabetes: Low-carb diet

A low-carb diet is safe, productive, and effective for people with type 2 diabetes to help manage their weight and blood glucose.  Choose wholegrain breads and cereals, eat fruit whole, rather than as juice, eat an apple with the skin on for more fiber, and try quinoa and bulgur wheat instead of pasta

Best for college-aged men: Intermittent fasting

Typically, if a person gets hungry until lunch time, you can start your window at noon and stop eating at 8 p.m. It's proven too—the 16:8 schedule, in conjunction with resistance training, has been shown to improve several health markers and decrease fat in men

Best for men over 50: Plant-based diet

Plant-based or plant-forward eating patterns focus on foods primarily from plants. This includes fruits and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, and beans. It doesn't mean that you're vegetarian or vegan and never eat meat or dairy.

Best for men over 65: MIND diet

The MIND diet also recommends eating nuts at least five times a week. Nuts contain healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants. They can help lower bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Vegetables, berries, fish, olive oil, poultry, beans, and nuts, while minimizing intake of red meats, olive oil,  butter, margarine, and cheese.

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Published December 17th, 2023 at 19:00 IST

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