Enlarged prostate is a normal health occurrence for men 40 and above. When a man’s prostate becomes enlarged, it doesn’t mean that he has a prostate disease such as prostatitis or prostate cancer. It’s just that he is vulnerable to prostate diseases. But with proper diet, men ages 40 and above can prevent the inflammation and tumor growth.
There are many enlarged prostate diet recommendations you can find online. There are even lots of these diets advised by doctors. They are all helpful. But the common denominator is the fatty acids. It’s the healthy fats that mostly contain in the foods recommended for enlarged prostate. Our bodies do not create natural fatty acids, we can only get them from certain foods, that’s why foods rich in fatty acids must be included in the enlarged prostate diet.
Here are the basic, and the most recommended foods for men 40 years old and above:
Nuts (Peanuts, almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, hazel nuts, chestnuts, coconut)
Nuts is an important food for those who have enlarged prostate. Nuts have healthy fats: monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These are essential fatty acids that can improve prostate health because these can lower cholesterol levels and prevent heart disease. A healthy heart is a key to a healthy prostate. Nuts are also rich in zinc, which is much needed for prostate to balance the testosterone and DHT.
Apart from nuts which contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, salmon has also these two essential fatty acids, the omega 3 fatty acids, which prevent inflammation of the prostate. Salmon can also help protect your body from cancer, arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, weight gain.
Olives or (Virgin) Olive Oil
Although olive oil has 14% of the saturated, 11% of this oil is polyunsaturated, which is the omega-6 and omega 3 fatty acids. Both essential for a healthy prostate. Although olive oil has saturated fats, which is not entirely unhealthy, the dominant type of fats in olive oil is the monounsaturated fats which is 73% of the entire oil content.
Here are the other foods that have healthy fatty acids for a healthy prostate:
- Sesame Seeds
- Hemp Oil
Other foods rich in fiber and minerals that the prostate needs to reduce inflammation and to have proper function:
- Bell Peppers
- Probiotics like Kimchi and Yogurt
Here are the foods that you should avoid:
- Red meat: pork, beef, especially the fats
- Dairy foods such as eggs, milk, cheese
- Spicy Foods
Be always aware of your daily diet. Always remember to include those that have healthy fatty acids and foods high in fiber in your diet. Prevent those that can worsen your enlarged prostate. The foods mentioned above that you should avoid.
For other recommendations, and for a full list of foods that you should eat everyday, just contact us and we will give you our full recommendations, including program that you should follow in your diet. This also comes along with the proper daily exercise.
To gain more knowledge in preventing enlarged prostate, check out our Prostate Health page.
Contact us immediately if you feel some pain in your pelvic area or if you have difficulty urinating.