Prostate enlargement is a big concern for every aging man. Some people link it with cancer whereas no such link exists. Prostate enlargement is a non-cancerous problem linked only with hormonal changes.
Its treatment becomes necessary as it starts to affect urinary system. The person suffering from prostate enlargement starts facing urinary difficulties such as trouble urinating, painful urination, dribbling, urge to urinate at night, feeling of incomplete bladder all the time, etc.
Many treatments are available for prostate enlargement and maximum of them cause side effects too. Thus, whenever the prostate starts to cause problem, it is better to go for natural treatments which do not cause any side effects and give long term relief as well.
Each person is well known to the link between dietary changes and health. Minor diversion in diet towards healthy diet could make a person disease-free. Similar clause goes for prostate enlargement too. There are some food items (including fruits and vegetables) which could help to provide relief from prostate problems. These food items should be included in the dietary plan of every old-age person before the problem comes.
HOW FOOD HELPS TO PROVIDE RELIEF FROM PROSTATE PROBLEMS?
Major reason behind urinary abnormalities in prostate enlargement is the inflammation. The food items help to reduce the inflammation. Food items target the immune cells to reduce the inflammatory responses so that the feeling of heat and pain, as the outcome of urinary abnormalities, can be reduced.
WHICH FOOD ITEMS COULD MAKE THE PROSTATE HEALTHY?
Berries such as strawberry, raspberry, blackberry could be helpful to inhibit the production of prostate cells that enlarge the prostate. These berries contain Vitamin C and many antioxidants which reduce the free radicals which causing oxidative stress in prostate. These free radicals are a major contributor in increasing the prostate size. Thus, eating berries regularly could reduce the risk of enlarged prostate.
These berries can be consumed any time in a day to gain beneficial effects. Fruit slush or smoothies can help greatly to increase the taste and appearance.
Nuts such as almonds, brazil nut, pistachios and walnuts can provide relief from the enlarged prostate. Studies suggest that
Almonds contain Vitamin E and manganese: Fights with free radicals
Brazil nut contains selenium: Fights free radicals and strengthens immune system
Pistachios are good source of arginine (amino acid): Helps to make the blood vessels healthy and contributes in proper blood flow through reproductive system
Walnuts contain omega-3 fatty acids: Ability to fight against inflammation to prevent urinary abnormalities
Beans are high in protein and it is suggested that diet of a person with prostate problem should be rich in proteins. It is also recommended to replace animal proteins with plant proteins to balance fatty acid profile of the body too. Plant protein can be gained in the form of beans such as black beans, chia, hemp seeds, etc.
Beans can be consumed in the form of vegetables, sprouts, salads, etc at any time in a day. They can be easily incorporated in the diet of a person with enlarged prostate.
Soy is obtained from the seeds of soybean. They have a very beneficial role in maintaining prostate health. They contain proteins, multiple amino acids, manganese, vitamins, calcium, zinc etc. Such high profile of vitamins and minerals is beneficial for the overall health of a person.
Isoflavones in the soy are the reason behind their health property in prostate enlargement. Isoflavones have anti-oxidant property. They accumulate in the prostate and starts anti-oxidant mechanism over there to remove all the harmful free radicals. Isoflavones also help to reduce the PSA or prostate-specific antigen levels in men which increase during prostate enlargement.
- Lycopene-containing food items
Lycopene containing food items such as tomatoes, watermelons, pink grapefruits, guava and papaya help to reduce the size of the prostate. Many studies have reported the ability of lycopene in reducing the risk of prostate problems.
Most of the lycopene-containing food items are generally used such as tomato in making vegetables or salads. Other sources such as watermelon, papaya, etc can be consumed in the form of fruit charts or smoothies along with the nuts.
Prosman is an excellent natural supplement, patented and clinically evaluated for management of BPH. It has been extracted from plum prunes and is effective and safe for an enlarged prostate.
- Pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds are known to provide health to the male reproductive system including prostate. It contains carotenoids and omega-3 fatty acids which reduces the risk of enlarged prostate.
Another nutrient found in pumpkin seeds is zinc, which is associated with prostate health. A recent study suggests that zinc may protect against the development of prostate cancer. Pumpkin seeds can be consumed as they are or they can also be consumed by boiling in salted water and drinking that boiled water. Their regular consumption is highly recommended for prostate health.