April is Minority Health Month and this year’s theme is “Man Up for Health: Healthy Men Move Our Communities Forward.” PepsiCo applauds the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for highlighting the need to help men, especially minority men, realize that they have much more control over their health than they may think.
Men, particularly African-American and Hispanic men, are at higher risk for serious health conditions like heart disease, stroke and diabetes. However, many of the conditions that increase their health risk are preventable through lifestyle changes like diet and exercise. Of the 10 leading causes of death in men, six (eating less fat, eating more fruits and vegetables, lowering sodium, etc) are directly influenced by diet and exercise choices. PepsiCo can help make it easier than expected to improve diets via our expanding global portfolio of healthier products.
Many of our products can make it simpler and tastier to make the right choices when it comes to healthier foods and beverages. Check out some PepsiCo products that can help both men and women take charge of what they eat:
- We have lower calorie beverage options such as Pepsi One, G2 or Propel Fitness Water that will quench your thirst without weighing you down.
- We have heart healthy snacks based on nuts like those from True North – salty, crunchy with all the goodness of heart-healthy nuts like almonds, pecans, and pistachios.
- To reduce fat try baked snacks like Baked Doritos with your sandwich or opt for Rold Gold pretzels.
- If you want to eat more fruits and vegetables, 100 percent pure orange juice like Tropicana Pure Premium counts as a fruit and salsa counts as a vegetable.
PepsiCo is continuing to make healthier choices that taste great. Our research efforts are aimed at making consumers’ favorite products with healthier oils and lower salt, both key steps for reducing heart disease and keeping blood pressure in a healthy range.
Taking small steps in the right direction is the best way to start eating healthier and PepsiCo can help.