Say No to Canned Soup

Canned Soup

Let’s just tell it like it is. Canned soup is not real soup, as all the nutritious ingredients that make soup fine food are taken out before the soup is canned. Yes, it is mighty convenient. But it also reeks of preservatives. That is the only way they can get plain soup to last that long! If this is what you turn to for your everyday meal, be prepared to welcome an early heart attack, as canned soup also reeks of too much sodium.

And, it doesn’t hold a candle in taste to your mom’s home-cooked broth. So why would you consider eating that again? Instead, slice a carrot or two. Throw in a few herbs, or even the frozen veggies in your freezer. And voila – you can effortlessly re-create your mom’s homemade magic in minutes! Now that is infinitely tastier, and also counts as real good food. Perfecto!

Get Introduced to Sauerkraut


Sour what? That is mighty fine German food, or sauerkraut. This is finely minced cabbage that is fermented with lactic acid, and comes with a singular sour flavor.

Sounds scary, right? And yet, it is not. This dish can be used to garnish your otherwise boring sandwich and give it a unique flavor. Try it, and you will never think of cabbage as boring again. It also helps that this fine piece of delicious cabbage is also a probiotic. It also improves the health of your gut and helps you stay stronger for much longer.

Nix That Beer


Now this is one German fix that men should fear. Yes, it’s cheap, and hence, it is more suited to a student’s cheap lifestyle, but not an adult. Look, we can choose not to judge you here, but your body will rebel. Beer brings with it several uninvited guests, such as high blood pressure, pancreatitis, liver damage, potential cancer risks, and in severe cases, psychological damage and addiction! Hardly the sensible choice for a sensible adult male, is it? So while probiotic German sauerkraut in your gut is all good, beer isn’t.

Say Hello to Plants (At Your Dinner Table)


A lot of men tend to think of vegetables as “fluff,” not food. Many even believe that a macho man stays close to his meat. Well, that’s one myth that’s been smashed by numerous vegan athletes, such as David Carter, linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals. Then there are the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, who share 30 Grand Slam titles between them and are both vegans.

There is also 53-year-old John Joseph, who very convincingly kills it at the Ironman triathlon. Still think of veggies as “sheep food”? Here, it helps to begin with “dark” vegetables, literally and figuratively. So embrace your dark side with a side serving of beets and kale at dinner. Your partner will be pleasantly surprised, and your heart, muscles, and joints will love you for it.

Related: 10 Delicious Vegetarian Foods That Have More Iron Than Meat


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