The prostate is a disease common to men aged 50 years and over.
The prostate gland helps to produce semen. As we get older, the prostate gland can get bigger. This condition is called BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia).
Apart from age, obesity is a common factor in decreasing the quality of prostate health.
The good news, good food, and diet can maintain prostate health and reduce the risk of benign prostate enlargement.
The following are foods that can maintain prostate health and reduce the risk of benign prostate enlargement.
The zinc content in sesame seeds is the primary weapon in dealing with prostate health problems.
Men with prostate health problems, either BPH or prostate cancer, have lower zinc levels than men with normal prostate health.
Consuming sesame seeds makes it easier for the human body to get the mineral zinc. The human body tends to absorb zinc from food more readily than that from zinc supplements.
Some easy alternatives to sesame seeds are almonds and pumpkin seeds.
Increasing the omega-3 content in the body is one way to reduce the risk of benign prostate enlargement.
Salmon is rich of omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent and reduce inflammation in the body.
Consumption of salmon is also recommended for dealing with cardiovascular disease, cancer, and obesity.
Suppose fish consumption is not suitable for your body, such as a fish allergy. In that case, alternatives are canola oil and chia seeds.
Tofu and tempeh
A study published in the National Library of Medicine states that soy isoflavones reduce BPH growth.
However, other research, also published in the National Library of Medicine, shows that soy can only reduce cancer cells’ growth in the prostate.
A third study, published in the National Library of Medicine, found that soy isoflavones help reduce symptoms and signs of LUTS (lower urinary tract symptoms), closely related to BPH.
All three studies show soy products can have a positive effect on prostate health.
Changes in diet and exercising have a significant effect on controlling some of the symptoms of BPH.
Even though these two things have a positive effect, what is no less essential to do is change your lifestyle.
Lifestyle can be changed, such as quitting smoking, emptying the bladder when urinating, stress management, etc.