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The Secret Of Reducing The Risk Of Prostate Problems With Proper Nutrition

Aug 17, 2007
Proper nutrition can improve your prostate health. But are you getting enough nutrition from your regular diet? A number of studies show that poor diet can cause the prostate gland to function below optimal level. So, what do you eat everyday?

A good diet for prostate health should consist of fruits and vegetables as they are rich with nutrients, phytochemicals, fiber, and antioxidants. Do you eat tomatoes, soy, and cruciferous vegetables such as brussel sprouts, cauliflower, mustard greens, cabbage, and broccoli? These foods can help to prevent prostate cancer.

Soybeans contain isoflavones or plant estrogens which mimic the estrogens in your body. Soy isoflavones reduces male hormone levels, delays the growth of cancerous cells and kills tumor. These may prevent prostate cancer from occurring. If you dislike soy foods, think about adding soy protein powder to your diet.

You should cut down the consumption of high-fat meat and dairy products. Recent studies indicate that high intake of calcium, mostly from dairy products expose men to an increased risk of prostate cancer and advanced prostate cancer. Asian men tend to experience lower incidence of prostate problems because they eat lots of vegetables, fish, and soy foods. They eat less red meat and milk-based goods.

An increase intake of fish can enhance your prostate health. The abundance of DHA and EPA in fish benefit your prostate. The risk of prostate cancer for men who eat less fish increases by 44 percent compared to those who eat plenty of fish.

Diet that is rich with beta-sitosterol can prevent you from developing benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP). It stops the testosterone from converting to dihydrotestosterone that causes the enlargement of prostate. So, eat more of beta-sitosterol concentrated food such as peanuts, wheat germ, soy, rice bran, and corn oils.

If your diet cannot supply sufficient nutrition for optimal prostate health, then you can take supplements. Daily multi-vitamin helps to overcome any lack of nutrition needed for your prostate in your busy lifestyle. Make sure your multi-vitamin supplements contain lycopene, selenium, isoflavones, vitamin E, and beta carotene. Usually high fat food contain lots of vitamin E. It makes more sense to supplement for extra vitamin E. These dietary supplements are essential for your prostate health.

During the treatment for prostate cancer, you have to eat right and obtain sufficient nutrition. But you will find it a challenge to strictly follow a balanced cancer diet. While your body is making an effort to combat against cancer, it also has to repair damaged cells due to chemotherapy. This creates extra burdens on your body. Moreover, the chemotherapy will drain you and spoil your appetite. This is another reason for you to take supplements to provide all the essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals you need to maintain a balanced cancer diet.

To get sufficient nutrition for your prostate health, you should eat more vegetables, fruits, and soy. Consume red meat and dairy products moderately. Changes in your diet and lifesytle can elevate your prostate health and minimize the risk of prostate cancer. Regular exercise and maintaining an ideal weight can also contribute to better prostate health.
About the Author
Are you prepared to improve your prostate health? Andy Lim develops a blog on various tips for attaining healthier prostate. In this blog, you can find a great deal of information on how to restore your prostate health. Visit his blog at http://www.healthyprostatesecrets.com today.
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