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10 Best Foods For Prostate Health 

Posted by Total Access Medical on Jan 03, 2019

Screen_Shot_2014-08-14_at_9.52.52_AM.pngHere are 10 foods that you can eat to boost prostate health.  

1) Brazilian Nuts

Brazilian nuts are an especially rich source of the mineral selenium, which is important for prostate health. In fact, just one ounce of Brazil nuts can contain as much as ten times the RDA for selenium.

Research has shown that selenium intake is associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer.

These seeds/nuts are also a very good source of zinc, another mineral that plays an important role in maintaining a healthy prostate.

2) Broccoli 

Broccoli contains high amounts of the phytonutrients sulforaphane and the indoles, both of which have anticancer properties.

Sulforaphane enhances the activity of the body’s detoxification enzymes, which helps to eliminate potentially cancer-causing elements more quickly.

3) Cayenne 

Cayenne peppers get their heat from a high concentration of a substance called capsaicin, which can help kill cancer cells, including prostate cancer cells.

4) Green Tea

The medicinal powers of green tea are attributed to antioxidant compounds called catechins, a type of polyphenol that has been shown to destroy certain bacteria and viruses, boost the immune system, and fight several forms of cancer, including prostate cancer. 

 


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5) Mushrooms

Mushrooms, and especially Asian varieties, offer great health benefits, including their ability to help fight cancer.

6) Pomegranates

Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants and a phytonutrient called ellagitannin, which is especially helpful in promoting prostate health.

7) Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds offer some unique health benefits for the prostate, especially for men who have benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). 

8) Salmon

Omega-3 fatty acids are an important nutrient for supporting prostate health, and a delicious, nutritious way to get these omega-3s is with salmon.

9) Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a superior source of lycopene, which is a potent antioxidant that has proven itself in study after study to have properties that enhance prostate health.

10) Turmeric

Traditionally turmeric has been used to fight inflammation, colds, and asthma, but scientists have also discovered its anticancer properties, including its ability to fight prostate cancer.

There’s no definitive evidence that good nutrition can prevent prostate problems, but eating a healthy balanced diet may reduce your risk.


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Topics: Diet, Healthy Eating

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