5 Prostate-Friendly Diet Tips

5 Prostate-Friendly Diet Tips
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Diet is one of the most powerful tools you can use to support your prostate health. In this section, you’ll find tips on what foods to eat and avoid, how to make sure you’re getting enough nutrients, and more.

There are many ways to improve your prostate health. Here are some simple diet tips for prostate health:

  1. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that all help keep your body healthy. They also have cancer-fighting properties that can help prevent prostate cancer. Aim for at least five servings per day (two servings of fruit and three servings of veggies).
  2. Choose whole grains over white breads and pastas. Whole grains contain more vitamins and minerals than processed grains — plus they contain fibers that help lower cholesterol levels and improve digestion.
  3. Limit red meats: Red meat has been linked to an increased risk of cancers such as colon cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer because it contains saturated fat (which raises cholesterol levels) and iron (which promotes free radicals). If you must eat red meat, limit your intake to no more than two servings per week.
  4. Eat foods rich in lycopene. Lycopene is a carotenoid that gives tomatoes, red grapefruit and watermelon their red color. It has been shown to have strong antioxidant effects, which may help prevent cancer. Lycopene is also known to be helpful against heart disease and other inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.
  5. Eat more omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce inflammation and lower cholesterol levels. Fish oil supplements are a good source of omega-3s, but they can be hard to find in large enough quantities without taking several pills per day. Eating more fish such as salmon, sardines or mackerel can provide the same benefits without having to take any pills at all.

 


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Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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