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Nutrition for Men: Eating Right for Optimal Health

Better Health Channel, a website of the Victorian Government, explains that without a healthy diet, you may increase your risk of health problems. To avoid these, the same resource recommends eating right for optimal health that also meets your physical needs and fits with your lifestyle. Knowing the symptoms of the diseases may also help with early detection for immediate treatment. If you would like to learn about these and get an idea of what’s good nutrition for men, read further. The discussion below will provide information on how you may improve your diet and health in general.

What are the Men’s Nutrition Needs?

According to Better Health Channel, men’s nutrition needs vary according to age. It recommends using the Australian Dietary Guidelines as a basis and seeking professional advice if you need it. It also provides the following information to guide you in adjusting your meals.

  • Men aged 19 years old and below
    • Following the guidelines of The Dietitians Association of Australia for children and adolescents
  • Men aged 19 to 50 years old
    • A good variety and balance among the five food groups
    • Taking about 0.84 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day if you are building muscles
    • Limiting high-kilojoule drinks to manage your weight
  • Men aged 50 to 71 years old
    • Eating foods that are nutrient-rich, without excessive kilojoules
    • Slightly fewer lean meats, eggs, tofu, nuts, and seeds
    • Reduce eating fast food for weight management
  • Men aged 71 + years
    • Fewer grain but more dairy foods
    • Increasing your intake of calcium and phosphorous by eating dairy, eggs, sardines or salmon, almonds, cashews, rice, wheat and oat bran, and peanut butter

Better Health Channel also suggests a list of food that is good for your diet.

Men's nutrition varies by age. Use Australian Dietary Guidelines and seek advice if needed. Adjust meals accordingly.

What’s an Ideal Diet for Men to Eat Right?

Better Health Channel summarises the dietary guidelines of the Australian government as follows.

  • A wide variety of food from the five groups such as
    • Vegetables, legumes, and beans
    • Fruits
    • Wholegrain and high-fibre varieties
    • Lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts, and seeds
    • Milk, yoghurt, and cheese
  • Plenty of water
  • Limited alcohol, processed food, savoury snacks, and sugary drinks
  • Food with mostly polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats

The website also recommends considering your individual needs according to your health concerns.

What Happens to Men’s Health if They Do Not Eat Right?

Better Health Channel reveals that without a healthy diet, you may increase your risk of having the below problems.

The same resource states that a healthy diet that meets your needs and fits with your lifestyle helps in preventing them.

What are the Symptoms of the Men’s Health Problems?

Better Health Channel provides a discussion of the diseases above and lists the following symptoms.

  • Cardiovascular disease
    • Chest discomfort
    • Shortness of breath
    • Racing heart
    • Lightheadedness
    • Feeling anxious
    • Nausea
    • Sweating
  • Type 2 diabetes
    • More thirsty than usual
    • Passing more urine
    • Feeling tired 
    • Wounds take a longer time to heal
    • Infection always comes back
    • Vision becomes blurry
  • Prostate cancer
    • Difficulty in urinating
    • Urinating more often than usual
    • Presence of blood in the urine or semen
    • There is a pain when ejaculating
    • Pain in the lower back, upper thighs, or legs
    • Bone pain
    • Unexpected weight loss
  • Anxiety disorders
    • Panic or anxiety attacks
    • Trembling
    • Sweating
    • Faintness
    • Rapid heartbeat
    • Difficulties breathing 
  • A man having depression may feel
    • Sad
    • Miserable
    • Unhappy
    • Irritable
    • Overwhelmed
    • Guilty
    • Frustrated
    • Lacking in confidence
    • Indecisive
    • Unable to concentrate
    • Disappointed

Better Health Channel provides further information on how you may respond if you or a fellow man experiences the above symptoms. 

Better Health Channel discusses diseases above, listing these symptoms.

What is the First Aid to the Men’s Health Problems?

Enrolling in cardiopulmonary resuscitation training with CPR First Aid (RTO NO 21903) may help you manage cardiovascular disease-related emergencies. The other diseases may need a GP’s checkup and intervention. 

Where do You Find a CPR Training?

CPR First Aid (RTO NO 21903) has a free online course on its website that you may finish at any time. It also offers affordable in-person CPR training at Ferry Road Tavern Room Conference Cnr Ferry Rd and, Cotlew St E Southport.

What Else May Men Do to Achieve Optimal Health?

Exercise & Sports Science Australia has a campaign that recommends doing exercise and physical activity to improve the quality of men’s lives and lengthen it. The following suggestions may contribute to your optimal health.

  • Jogging
  • Doing aerobics
  • Fast cycling
  • Playing soccer or football
  • Doing brisk walks
  • Golfing
  • Mowing the lawn
  • Swimming

The same organisation explains that the above helps improve the fitness of men.


Eating right is important to meet the nutrition needs of men which varies according to age. If you do not maintain a good diet, you may increase your risks of getting health problems. There are different diseases common to men that have different symptoms. Knowledge of first aid and a visit to a GP may help manage it immediately and long-term. Aside from good nutrition, men may also add exercises and physical activities into their lifestyles to achieve optimal health. 



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