Top 10 Best Vegetables and Fruits for Men

For stronger muscle and bone strength, higher energy levels, faster metabolism, weight management,  and for greater protection against health issues, this list below recommended by nutritional experts is your go-to ZENXIN grocery list for men. 

Broccoli

From the brassica family of cruciferous vegetables, broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse containing ample vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants essential for men’s health. One of the key nutrients in broccoli is a phytochemical compound called sulforaphane, which is highly potent for the prevention of several cancers like prostate and colon. 

Roast, grill, steam or or simply blanch, find a place to include this superfood in your daily meal.

ZENXIN Broccoli

  • Wide variety from different countries available; Spain and Australia, choose from locally grown broccolis in our own farm in Cameron Highlands. 
  • Free from pesticides and chemical fertilizers
  • Farm fresh, retaining all nutritional value and original flavour
  • Flowery with crunchy texture
  • Certified organic by NASAA and USDA

Ladies Finger

Also called okra, this warm season vegetable is loaded with fibre, antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and other essential nutrients. The lady’s finger is great for heart health as it contains a good amount of pectin, a soluble fibre which can help reduce blood cholesterol level. This is done by binding excess cholesterol and toxins found in the bile acids, making it easier for the liver to eliminate them. (Dr Axe, 2018). 

Delicious to be added in stir fries, fried, roasted or in soups and stews as a thickening agent. If you plan to go raw, ZENXIN lady’s fingers make the best choice as they taste great on their own.

ZENXIN Lady’s Finger

  • Grown organically in ZENXIN Organic Park, Kluang
  • Free from pesticides and chemical fertilizers
  •  Mild grassy flavour
  • Certified organic by NASAA

Spinach

This green leafy vegetable is one of the healthiest foods in the world. Nutrient packed with flavonoids (antioxidants), vitamins and minerals, the spinach is also an excellent source of folate. This green has been known to stimulate regular blood flow which is linked to boost testosterone level. It is also high in magnesium and can contribute to overall cellular health. Magnesium deficiency has been known to cause headaches, high blood pressure and mood disturbances. 

Get creative with the spinach, cook it, top it off salads or blend them into smoothies. 

ZENXIN Spinach

  • Wide variety available for your selection, ranging from New Zealand spinach, English spinach, Chinese spinach (green and red) etc
  • Grown without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides
  •  Great flavour
  • Certified organic NASAA

Tomato 

Tomatoes are a major source of lycopene, a phytonutrient which  is one of the most essential nutrients for men’s health. Several studies have found that lycopene found in tomatoes may reduce the risk against cancers, especially prostate cancer. Together with other beneficial components like vitamin C, potassium and beta-carotene, tomatoes are great for boosting men’s immunity. 

Even though tomatoes taste good on their own, it is advisable to consume them in soups, stews, juice or sauces to boost valuable nutrient absorption like lycopene. 

ZENXIN Tomatoes

  • Wide variety from different countries available, choose from locally grown cherry tomatoes in one of ZENXIN’s Contract Farm, or heirloom varieties and cherry plum tomatoes from Europe  
  • Grown naturally without chemicals, pesticides and certainly no genetically modified substances
  • Clean, pure and bursting with authentic flavour
  • Certified organic by NASAA

Sweet Corn 

Sweet corn can be a nutritious addition to men’s diet if it is of GMO free and organic variety. Corn kernels have impressive nutrient profiles, they contain a good amount of vitamin C, vitamin B, magnesium and fibre. Fibre found in sweetcorn is insoluble fibre which is beneficial for healthy digestion and supports good bacteria in the gut. In addition, corn is a good source of zeaxanthin and lutein, both antioxidants highly beneficial for both skin and eye health. 

Versatile to be added in various recipes, in desserts and baked goods like breads and muffins, but also in salads, soups and in chinese style dishes.

ZENXIN Sweet Corn

  • Grown locally in Lojing Farm, Cameron Highlands
  • Grown naturally with no chemicals, pesticides and certainly no genetically modified substances
  • Juicy, sweet and tender
  • Certified organic by NASAA

Carrot 

This might not have occurred to you, but carrots are actually great for men’s fertility! Carotenoid in carrot, which gives carrot its orange hue helps improve sperm count and also maintains sperm health. Carrots are also well known for their beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin content, all of which help boost eye health and reduce age-related vision loss.

Juice carrots to obtain a concentrated dose of their healing power. Or simply add them to soups and stews. You can also just lightly cook them in coconut oil as a delicious side dish. Raw carrots can be a great snack, so for working men, pack a few in a lunchbox to take with you to work.

ZENXIN Carrots

  • Organically source from Thailand and Australia
  • The unique climatic conditions in Thailand result in flavourful carrots 
  • Grown organically in healthier and nourished soil
  • Free from pesticides and chemical fertilizers
  • Authentic flavour 
  •  Certified organic by NASAA

Ginger 

Well-known for their medicinal properties, ginger is a flowering plant closely related to turmeric and cardamom that has been used in cooking and medicine since ancient times. The mighty ginger contains a diverse array of many important vitamins and minerals. For one, it contains gingerol, a compound with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Common uses of ginger in everyday life include using it as a natural remedy for relieving nausea, reducing gas and improving digestion, for soothing muscle pain and swelling and for easing a cold. 

Make ginger tea by adding 1-2 teaspoon of fresh, grated ginger into a pot of boiling water. 

ZENXIN Ginger

  •  Grown organically in Peruvian rainforests
  • Free from pesticides and chemical fertilizers
  • Tan skin and a pale yellow-green to ivory flesh 
  • Valued for its intense spicier flavour
  • Certified organic by NASAA

Apple 

Consider apples for a healthy digestive system. This high fibre food contains a soluble, gelatinous polysaccharide called pectin that binds to cholesterol in the gastrointestinal tract and slows glucose absorption. The phytonutrients found in apples also help protect digestive organs from oxidative stress, alkalize the body and balance pH levels. Plus, apples make a great, portable post- or pre-workout snack, thanks to their quick-releasing natural sugars which raise  energy.

ZENXIN Apples

  • Organic produce from New Zealand, USA and Australia 
  • Free from pesticides and chemical fertilizers
  • Sweet, juicy and crunchy
  • Certified organic by USDA

Banana 

Bananas are said to be a man’s best friend and this is especially true for men  who are psychically active and frequently work-out. Here’s why. Bananas provide carbohydrates in the form of quick-releasing sugars that the body can use for instant energy, making them a great post- or pre-workout snack option. After an intense workout, these carbohydrates refuel and repair muscle fibres that have been broken down. In addition, bananas are a great source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6 and fibre. Potassium acts as an electrolyte, promotes circulatory health, helps manage blood flow and hydration levels within the body, making it possible for oxygen to reach the cells.

ZENXIN Banana

  • Grown organically in ZENXIN Organic Park, Kluang
  • Free from pesticides and chemical fertilizers
  • Unlike conventional bananas, ZENXIN bananas are naturally ripened without the smoke-ripening method
  • Certified organic NASAA 

Mulberry 

Mulberries may be tiny in size but they are big on antioxidants to help fight damage caused by free radicals and may help prevent cancer. Mulberries contain a high amount of fibre to help slow the absorption of sugar in the bloodstream to prevent blood sugar spikes. This good for men berry has a sweet and tart flavour that goes well in many different desserts, cookies, yogurts and smoothies.

ZENXIN Mulberry

  • Grown organically in ZENXIN Organic Park, Kluang
  • Free from chemical fertilizers and nasties
  • Refreshingly succulent bearing authentic fruit flavour
  • Certified organic by NASAA

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Info adapted from:

https://www.eatthis.com/best-foods-for men/

https://www.onhealth.com/content/1/boost_male_health

https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=81714

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322465879_Antifertility_Effect_of_Okra_Abelmoschus_esculentus_in_Men

https://academic.oup.com/jnci/article/91/4/317/2543924