The Best Diet for a Happy Prostate
Good nutrition is what keeps our bodies functioning at a healthy level. Your diet not only helps with maintaining weight, but can significantly reduce chronic diseases. Keeping your prostate healthy can reduce your risk of BPH (enlarged prostate) and prostate cancer. Since these two conditions affect millions of men in the United States, being proactive about your prostate function early in life can lead to less struggles later.
In short, healthful fats that are found in nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds), olive oil and avocado are more beneficial than saturated fats found in many foods in our grocery aisles. Saturated fat can be found in many dairy products and other animal products. The more healthy fats you consumer (over saturated fats) the better your prostate will function.
It’s In The Science
Over a period of 24 years The University of California, San Francisco conducted a study that examined men with prostate cancer and their diets. Those who replaced 10% of their animal fat and carbohydrate intake with vegetable fats had a 29% lower prostate cancer mortality risk.
The consumption of healthy oils, fats, and nuts reduces inflammation and insulin. Additionally, is increases plasma antioxidants. As a result, the body has a better ability to prevent the development of prostate cancer.
Found in bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts, vitamin C helps fight enlargement of the prostate. If you eat one cup of bell peppers, your vitamin C intake increases 200%.
Men who have BPH or prostate cancer have low levels of zinc. In some cases zinc levels can be 75% lower than normal. Zinc is essential to prostate health. Sesame and pumpkin seeds are both foods with high levels of zinc.
Beta-sitosterol is a plant sterol took to help alleviate the symptoms of BPH. Those who take the supplement are shown to have increased urine flow. Beta-sitosterol is also found in foods such as avocados, soybeans, and pecans.
Tomatoes are a super-food when it comes to your health. Rich in lycopene, tomatoes have the ability to lower prostate antigen which is connected to prostate enlargement and cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, tomatoes and other foods rich in lycopene are highly beneficial to prostate health.
Improve Your Prostate
With the help of a medical professional, you can take control of your prostate health. Dr. Elist has been a leading medical expert since 1982, specializing in urology, specifically in impotency, male sexual dysfunction, and infertility. With is help you can transform your sexual health.