Men’s Health Tips

By: Jacqueline Gomes, RDN, MBA

June 14th, 2019

Father’s Day is a great time to celebrate dad and encourage the men in your life to follow healthier lifestyle habits…


Here are 6 Tune up Tips!

  • Start your engines: Get active and stay active! Choose an exercise or sport that you enjoy and can fit into your schedule.
  • Fuel up: Eat plenty of whole grains. Studies show that those who trim calories and increase their whole-grain intake shed more belly fat and lower their levels of C-reactive protein (an inflammatory marker linked to heart attack and stroke).
  • Change your oil: Switch from saturated animal fats to heart healthy unsaturated fats, especially monounsaturated fats such as olive oil and canola oil. Choose lean meats and low-fat dairy products, to minimize saturated fats.
  • Avoid overheating: Drink plenty of water and limit alcoholic beverages to no more than two drinks per day.
  • Increase plant foods: Increasing consumption of plant-based foods like edamame may decrease the risk of obesity and overall mortality, diabetes, heart disease and promote increased energy and overall lower weight.
  • Maintenance: See your health care provider regularly to make sure you are in “mint” condition.


Edamame Stir Fry

Edamame Stir Fry

Makes: 2 Servings


  • 1 cup of Seapoint Farms Shelled Edamame
  • 2 cups firm tofu, sliced into 1-inch cubes (any other protein may be substituted for tofu – cooked chicken, cooked beef, cooked shrimp, cooked turkey etc.)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 stalks broccoli, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup baby corn
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup mung bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup each water chestnuts and bamboo shoots
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard



  1. In a wok or large skillet, gently saute tofu and ginger in sesame oil until golden brown. Remove tofu from wok.
  2. Add all vegetables except edamame to the wok, and add water. Cover and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add edamame and garlic and cook for 2 minutes longer. Remove wok from heat and stir in tamari, dry mustard and tofu.
  4. Serve with rice or Chinese noodles. ENJOY!

Recipe Source: Seapoint Farms