Feel Good Diet Tips for Men

Tips for a healthy diet for men

You likely already know that diet recommendations for men and women differ—since we're coming up to Dad's Day, we're sharing a few tips on healthy diets for the good of our men's health and well-being! You likely also already know that the average calorie intake for men is 2500 and it's 2000 for women (for moderately active adults.)

The recommendation for protein is 55 grams a day (50 for women), and this should be shared among all main meals and amount to no more than the size of the palm of the person's hand at any one meal.

The carb recommended intake is 300 for men (260 for women) and should also be spread between main meals. Carbs should take up less than 1/4 of your plate at each meal. This may be a shock to the system for pasta lovers— but it's good to remember that while carbs supply energy, they are found in practically everything from fruit to grains, dairy, and starchy vegetables so you may be eating more than you intend. 

And if you're into protein snacks such as peanut butter or other nut butters—be aware that you should restrict these to a portion size the tip of your thumb and no more than two to three times a day.

More on Recommended Intakes from the BBC.

In general, men don't get enough nutrition, don't eat enough fiber, eat too many saturated fats,  and tend to drink too much, say experts—from alcohol to soda to juice. If you're not sure what you should be eating or serving for health (and longevity!) here are a few suggestions of superfoods for men—almonds, turkey breast, olive oil, and quinoa. See the rest in Superfoods for Men from Men's Journal.