Look after your prostate with targeted nutrition
Getting older can affect parts of the body that you’d hardly known were there before. Take the prostate, for example. Starting off the size of a walnut, the prostate tends to get bigger as it ages and this is often when it starts to make its presence felt for the first time. A third of men over 50 may experience pain or problems with urination: symptoms that all may not be well with this small but important organ.
Taking steps to support the wellbeing of your prostate may help it function normally for longer. And one of the ways you can do this is by including the right nutrition in your diet.
Research shows that diet may play a significant role in protecting the prostate. Clinical trials have found that nutrients in green tea, pomegranate and lycopene (an antioxidant pigment found in certain foods) can benefit the prostate gland, so making these a regular part of your diet could help keep your prostate happy.
You can do this by eating foods like tomatoes, watermelon and papaya, which all contain lycopene; pomegranates (fruit or not-from-concentrate juice); and drinking green tea. Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower contain sulforaphane, another antioxidant that also has anti-inflammatory properties. And pulses and legumes, like chickpeas, soy beans and lentils are a good low-fat source of fibre and protein. A high quality food supplement may be useful if you find it difficult to get these nutrients into your daily diet.
Red meat, saturated fats, alcohol (especially beer) and sugar should all be avoided or kept to a minimum.
Of course, freshly cooked food from raw ingredients is always better than processed options, and any dietary changes will get an extra boost if combined with regular exercise.
ProfBiotics® Prostate supplement contains lycopene, green tea and pomegranate to help support normal prostate health.
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