In addition to undergoing hormone replacement therapy (HRT), there are many things men can do to lessen the symptoms of andropause. One of these is sticking to a healthy menu that supplies the necessary materials the body needs to produce a sufficient level of hormones. But how does one plan such a diet? Is there any special type of food one needs to eat? Here are some things you should remember when starting a healthy meal plan for men who are advancing in age.
A Personalized Approach to Eating Healthy
Dieting goes beyond writing down a menu and sticking to it. To find one that works, you have to consider, among many other factors, your metabolic and behavioral responses. A diet is bound to fail if you forget to include these aspects when planning your menu. Genemedics is well aware of the complexities of eating healthy, that’s why we custom design nutrition programs for every patient that we have.
That said, however, there are still food and drinks that must be consumed in strict moderation, and those that your doctor and dietitian will encourage you to get more of. The ones listed below are associated with weight gain and other unwanted symptoms of hormone imbalance:
- Fatty foods
- Foods with additives
- Junk food, fast food, and processed foods that contain refined sugar
These, on the other hand, are very low in fat and are known to provide vitamins and minerals that your body is lacking:
- Various fruits and vegetables
- Whole grains
- Low-fat options
- Healthy fats (monosaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids)
- Green tea
- Omega-3 rich foods
- Lean meats
- Zinc-enriched items (shellfish, baked beans, and watermelon and sesame seeds)
Other Things to Remember
Pair your diet with regular exercise to combat the additional pounds that come with the onset of andropause. If you encounter any challenges in planning a healthy menu, or if you need a more holistic approach to be relieved of the symptoms of andropause, let Genemedics Health Institute help you out. Call our hormone replacement therapy clinic in Beverly Hills, California for more information about our services and programs.