Women’s Healthy Eating

A study by Science Daily proved what most of us have already known:  Women are healthier than men.  The study also proved that one of the reasons for this was that women had healthier eating habits than men. 

According to the study, men were more likely to eat more meat like duck, veal, and ham than women.  Red meat in moderation is okay, but what I’ve witnessed in my own family, is that men tend to eat more than a healthy portion of meat with their meals and they tend to eat it almost every day.  On the other hand, the study found that women were more likely to eat more fruits and vegetables than men.  Tomatoes, carrots, strawberries, blueberries, and apples are healthy food choices that women make.  More women than men also prefer nuts or yogurt, both quite healthy snacks.   Finally, the study found that men were more likely to make riskier food choices like eating undercooked meat, which has the potential for e-coli contamination.

When I read the article I was thinking that maybe this is one of the reasons women live longer than men.  If women make healthier food choices than men throughout their life, then naturally they would live longer.  This is probably why many men suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol later in life.   This study was done a couple years ago but the information is still accurate.  Hopefully the information from this study will help educate men and convince them what women have already known for years:  Fruits and vegetables are not only delicious, eating more of them will help men live a longer, healthier life.

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