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Most men are nonchalant about their nutrition and health. They won’t eat right unless they have to. They don’t rest or exercise enough and they won’t go to the hospital until they absolutely must. The Creator is aware of this. That’s why he put women in their lives as mothers, wives, sisters and daughters. Part of their job description is to influence their men to eat better and to take better care of themselves.
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As you already know, our discussion centres on a critical aspect of men’s anatomy, the prostate. The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system; it is a gland that produces some of the fluid that carries sperm during ejaculation. The prostate is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. This gland which is initially the size of a walnut increases in size as a man ages. It is this increment in size that is referred to as prostate enlargement. Here are a few facts about this health condition. It is not cancer. In fact, there’s a small amount of prostate enlargement in many men who are above forty. Prostate enlargement is usually accompanied by symptoms such as dribbling at the end of urinating, urinary retention, incomplete emptying of the bladder, incontinence, and needing to urinate more than twice at night. Treatment options include lifestyle adjustment, medication and surgery. The severity of these symptoms determines the treatment option to adopt. That said, one lifestyle adjustment that can help maintain good prostate is a healthy diet. When our men incorporate prostate-friendly foods into their daily diet, it will boost their prostate health. Below are six superfoods for a healthy prostate:

1. Beans and Legumes:

If you want to promote prostate health, then, you should consider dietary adjustments that reduce meat consumption while increasing the consumption of plant-based protein. This is because plant-based sources of protein like beans provide more fibre and antioxidants than animal protein such as meat. They are also lower in sodium, saturated fat and cholesterol. What I’m saying, in essence, is this, eat beans and legumes. They are rich in protein, iron and fibre. Your prostate and even your whole body need the nutrients they provide.
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2. Berries:

The next time you go fruit shopping, buy some strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. These berries in their colourful glory are great sources of antioxidants. These help to remove free radicals from the body. These free radicals are the by-products of the reactions that occur within the body and can cause diseases over time.

3. Nuts:

A diet plan with no snacks is incomplete. However, nkwobi and isi ewu are not the ideal snacks for the prostate. Nuts are. They are rich in zinc. Zinc is a trace mineral which is found in high concentrations in the prostate and is thought to help balance testosterone and DHT. What’s more, nuts like almonds and walnut contain Vitamin E and calcium which are known to prevent prostate cancer. Lest I forget, the best kind of nuts for the prostate are the plain, unsalted variety.

4. Cruciferous Vegetables:

These vegetables belong to the Cruciferae family. They are cool weather vegetables. Kale, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower are some examples of cruciferous vegetables. Research indicates that regular consumption of cruciferous vegetables can reduce a man’s risk of prostate cancer. So, find a way to incorporate it into your diet. Make salad and smoothies with them. Your prostate will thank you. Cruciferous vegetables are a good source of fibre; they are low in calories too. Cabbage is very cheap, you can buy a small one for a hundred and fifty Naira and make cabbage salad with it.
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5. Green Tea:

This tea has numerous health benefits. It can combat damaging free radicals. It can prevent prostate cancer and lower cholesterol. You are therefore encouraged to include a mug of green tea in your daily diet.

6. Tomatoes:

This is one of those vegetables that are best eaten or cooked. Tomatoes are packed with lycopene, an antioxidant that may benefit prostate gland cells. When you cook delicious meals with tomatoes, you release the lycopene and make it readily available for the body’s use. In conclusion, the journey to a healthy prostate begins with a healthy diet. So, eat healthy to stay healthy. Sources Medline Plus Urology Specialists Featured Image Source: Urology Specialists
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This article was first published on 29th May 2022

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Udevi, Obiamaka Angela holds a Master of Arts degree in History & International Studies. She's a freelance writer with a passion for food and healthy living. She can be contacted through her email address, obiudevi@yahoo.com


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