5 surprising health tricks men will love
Guys, boost your health in 5 fun steps
Guys, don’t make keeping healthy feel like a chore! We’ve put together five fun and surprising ways to keep healthy that we’re pretty confident you will love. Indeed, from drinking a pint of Guinness to snacking on chocolate with a high cocoa percentage, these surprising health tricks for men aren’t hard to stick to at all. You’re welcome!
A Guinness a day...
As the famous Guinness slogan goes, “Guinness is good for you” and it’s no word of a lie (if you drink it in moderation, of course). Scientists from the University of Wisconsin believe that a pint of the black stuff every day could prevent blood clots and heart attacks. In a study carried out on dogs with narrowed arteries, the scientists found that those who were given Guinness had reduced clotting activity in their blood compared with those who were given lager. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” sounds a lot more appealing when “apple” is replaced with “Guinness”. Yes, this is certainly a health trick we can stick to.
Full-fat cheese boosts muscle gain
Feeling guilty about munching on too much cheese? Worry no more, gents. It turns out that full-fat cheese isn’t only pleasing to the palette but it’s packed full of nutrients too. The best bit? Cheese is the perfect food choice when you’re bulking up. Indeed, full-fat cheese is packed with casein protein – the ideal nutrient to fuel your body with when you’re putting on muscle. What’s more, cheese is also packed with calcium to strengthen teeth and conjugated linoleic acid, which is thought to have cancer-fighting properties.
Masturbation boosts immunity and helps prevent cancer
An Australian study carried out in 2003 revealed that men who masturbated more than five times a week were a third less likely to suffer from prostate cancer because ejaculation helps to flush out the toxins that cause disease. What’s more, when you reach orgasm, your body increases its production of the natural cortisol hormone which – in small doses – helps to regulate and strengthen your immunity. Add to that the fact that masturbation boosts your mood and makes you last longer during sex and we’re pretty confident that this is one surprising health booster that you won’t see as a chore.
Beef keeps your muscles healthy
While beef helps to strengthen the muscles of younger gentlemen, a study conducted by scientists at McMaster University in Canada revealed that beef can be particularly beneficial for older guys. Stuart Philips PhD., an exercise scientist from McMaster University, explains that “in order to maintain, repair and build muscle, your body requires protein. But as you age, your body has a harder time synthesising protein quickly enough to keep up with muscle loss, even if you’re lifting weights”. However, the amino acids found in beef are similar to those found in human muscle and help to counteract age-related muscle breakdown. Beef burger, anyone?
Chocolate reduces stress levels
Are you quite partial to the odd few (hundred) bars of chocolate? So are we! While consuming it in copious amounts is obviously not great for your health, the odd bar is good for you if it has a high percentage of cocoa. Indeed, the polyphenols found in dark chocolate respond to the brain receptors associated with anxiety. Matthew Phase, a PhD. Candidate, says that “the higher the cocoa content of the chocolate, the more polyphenols the chocolate will contain”. While we much prefer the taste of milk chocolate, if it’s going to reduce our stress levels then we’re perfectly happy with switching to dark chocolate. Reduced stress levels mean reduced chance of heart attack and blood clots.