The Best Foods for Men (Based on Science)

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More and more men are becoming the household food shoppers. When it comes to feeding your family, or just yourself, you need to look for the best ingredients and foods. These foods will help you to ditch the bland, boring foods that you have always eaten, and help you to try new, tastier foods. This food is all healthy and will be good for you, and the people you love.

When it comes to selecting the best foods, there is a strict criteria set. These foods will contain protein, good fats, fiber and will have the least amount of calories. These foods will also have less added sugars. These foods are, generally, unprocessed with healthy fats. The following foods are considered “the best” for men.


Green tea

Green tea is full of antioxidants that are very good for. It has been known to help with weight loss and helps to keep a healthy diet.

Sparkling water

Sparkling water, especially sparkling mineral water is good for you. It helps to give an extra something to your water so that you are less likely to crave sodas. You also get a small amount of needed minerals when you drink sparkling mineral water.

Chicken jerky

Chicken jerky tends to have less salt in it than the beef alternative. It is also fewer calories. Although it is a chicken substitute, it is still just as filling as beef jerky.

beef jerky in a glass bowlBeef jerky (all natural)

If you still want to eat beef jerky, make sure that you are going with an all-natural brand. This is helpful because they tend to have less sodium and are slightly healthier for you. You should also seek out original beef jerky instead of the flavored alternatives.

Drinkable yogurts

You should look for whole milk drinkable yogurts. You should not buy those that are made for kids. These tend to be full of sugar and preservatives. A whole milk option, that is made for adults, it is probably your best bet when you grab drinkable yogurt in the store.

Got Cravings?:

Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is a good alternative to milk chocolate. Milk chocolate does not have any health benefits for you, it really only tastes good. Dark chocolate on the other hand is full antioxidants. It also has a few essential vitamins and minerals. If you are craving something sweet, grab some dark chocolate.

Dipped almonds

Almonds are overall superfood. They are packed full of protein and are a good snack in general. If you are looking to add something sweet to your diet, go for dipped almonds. Almonds are generally dipped in cocoa or espresso. There are other flavors out there, but no matter what, these are a good sweet and salty snack to add to your diet.


Gelato is much better for you than ice cream. It has much less sugar than its ice cream alternative. It is also made with natural ingredients so there is far fewer preservatives and other “bad” things in it.

Organic peanut butter

If you are going for peanut butter, make sure that you are buying the organic kind. If it is organic it is less likely to be filled with unnecessary sugars and preservatives. You are also more likely to only have peanuts in the mix instead of other alternatives.

Seaweed crisps

Seaweed is actually very good for you. It could be put into a green vegetable category. It has many antioxidants so it is very good for you. It also contains vitamin E, which is an essential vitamin that you should pursue for a healthy diet.

Fruit bites

Make sure that these are actually made of fruit. I do not mean to buy the ones that are advertised to kids, rather grab the ones that are dried fruit. Make sure to look at the nutritional label to see if they use large amounts of sugar to preserve these fruits or if they use healthy alternatives.

Looking for Protein?

Natural bacon

Look for a natural, thick cut bacon if you are going to continue to eat bacon. There are many natural options out there for meats. It just means that these meats are grass-fed, free range, animals. They generally eat better feed and are all around healthier animals.

Organic eggs

salmon egg and meat for good protein sourceIf you are buying organic eggs, it just means that there is less of a chance that they came out of a chicken mill. These eggs are supposed to be less likely to contain preservatives or dyes.


Salmon is a fatty fish, but is the good type of fat. It is packed full of omega-3s and vital nutrients. Salmon is basically the superfood of fish and is good for your brain, heart, and overall health.


Sardines are another fish that is good for you. They provide similar benefits as all other suggested health fish.

Whole milk

Whole milk tends to contain more vitamins and minerals than other milks or milk substitutes. It is also less likely to be full of preservatives as it is as close as you can get to milk straight out of the utter. If you are using milk, make sure to look for whole milk, especially for cooking purposes.


Chicken is the white meat that everyone should be using. It is better for your health than red meats, and packs a punch of protein into every meal. It is also easy to make and add to just about every meal. Look for organic, free range skinless chicken breast the next time you are in the grocery store.

Grass-fed beef

When buying beef, you should be looking for grass-fed beef. Grass-fed just means that the animals have not been eating feeds that are full of fillers and other not great things. Grass-fed beef is more likely to have lived a natural life than any other beef alternative.

Cottage cheese

Cottage cheese is a good thing to add to a meal, or even have as a snack. A cup of cottage cheese will give you just about your daily dairy needs and is filled with proteins.

Talk to your doctor before making any large dietary changes.