Prostate enlargement Treatment (Naturally) | Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia | Enlarged Prostate Diet
BPH or Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a very common problem now a days. Roughly 50% of men over the age of 50 have an enlarged prostate and by the age of 80, nearly 90% of men will live with BPH or enlarged prostate.
There are some foods to reduce the symptoms and chances of having BPH. They even reduce the risk of having prostate cancer.
1. Zinc containing foods:
Zinc is very essential mineral for prostate health. According to Indian journal of urology men with either BPH or prostate cancer have lower levels of zinc in their bodies.
Add high zinc containing foods in your diet like Sesame seeds, almonds, adzuki beans, and pumpkin seeds
2. Lycopene containing fruits:
According to National cancer institute, Lycopene may lower the risk of developing prostate cancer and BPH. Studies also show that lycopene lower the prostate specific antigen (PSA) connected to prostate inflammation, BPH, and prostate cancer.
Lycopene is basically a red organic pigment with antioxidant property. It is commonly found in
pink grapefruit and
3. Vitamin C containing vegetables:
Eat Vitamin C containing vegetables. According to the Mayo Clinic, vitamin C found in vegetables may play a role in fighting BPH.
Bell peppers contain a lot of vitamin C: One cup of raw bell peppers contains nearly 200 percent of your daily required intake of vitamin C. Other vegetables rich in vitamin C that you may include in your diet are:
Avocados are rich in beta-sitosterol, a plant sterol thought to reduce symptoms associated with BPH. Some men taking beta-sitosterol supplements say they have better urinary flow and less residual urine volume.
Beta-sitosterol reduces prostate inflammation and improve urine flow in BPH. Other than Avocados, good source of Beta-sitosterol are:
Canola oil and vegetable oils
Nuts, specially pistachios
5. Brazil nuts:
You can include Brazil nuts. It contains high level of selenium which is associated with reduced risk of prostate cancer.
Another interesting dietary supplements are garlic and onions. Studies show that increased consumption of garlic and onions is associated with reduced risk of BPH.
6. Omega 3 fatty acids:
You can also include omega 3 fatty acids, cruciferous vegetables, including broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage. Vitamin D supplements are also helpful as it is associated with reduced risk of BPH.
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