And according to what was reported by “Times News Now” a report on natural ways to protect and prevent prostate diseases that can infect men.
Research has also revealed that a diet consisting mainly of meat or dairy products can increase the risk of an enlarged prostate and prostate cancer.
And the risk of developing an enlarged prostate gland increases as men get older, and this condition is called benign prostatic hyperplasia.
The prostate gland is a small walnut-shaped gland located behind the bladder in men. It helps the prostate gland during sexual activity to form semen, so any injury to it leads to its eradication and the person’s injury either with impotence or urinary problems.
The prostate gland is controlled by powerful hormones known as sex hormones, including testosterone. In the prostate gland, testosterone is converted into another hormone known as dihydrotestosterone. Excess levels of this hormone cause prostate cells to enlarge.
Eating a preventive diet can fight BPH and prostate cancer.
Experts recommend eating 5 foods that can boost prostate health, and these foods are as follows:
Omega-3 fatty acids:
Salmon is rich in healthy fats that contain omega-3 fatty acids, as well as other fish such as mackerel, which can help prevent and reduce inflammation within the body.
Rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that can benefit prostate gland cells.
Cooking tomatoes, such as tomato sauce or soup, helps release lycopene and makes it more easily absorbed into the body.
Nuts are rich in zinc, a trace mineral.
Zinc is available in high concentrations in the prostate and is known to help balance the hormones testosterone and dihydrotestosterone.
Aside from nuts, legumes are also rich in zinc. Mixed nuts are readily available to buy at grocery stores or online stores.
Blueberries, blackberries and strawberries are great sources of antioxidants that help remove free radicals from the body. Free radicals are byproducts of reactions that occur within the body and can cause damage and disease over time.
– citrus fruits:
Citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, and grapefruit are high in vitamin C, which may help protect the prostate gland.