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Diet for Patients with Prostate Problems such as prostatitis and BPH

Date:2014-09-19 click:
A diet that promotes heart health will also benefit the prostate. For example, limiting the intake of fat and red meats is recommended, as are abstaining from the use of tobacco and using alcohol only in moderation. A prostate-healthy diet can help you battle several conditions, including prostatitis, prostate cancer and benign  prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH is not a cancer, but it can be an indicator of future problems.
Foods to Avoid
Ingesting too much animal fat, protein or even too much food in general can lead to BPH. BPH frequently goes hand in hand with higher prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, an indicator of prostate cancer risk.
If you already have prostate problems, it's wise to avoid pickled and salty foods as well as foods that are high in preservatives. Cereals, breads and pastas that contain refined flour should also be avoided.
Foods high in calcium can stimulate the growth of prostate cancer. Consequently, dairy products should be avoided because of their high calcium content. Soy milk and other soy products are a better choice. Sweet treats and coffee can be enjoyed, but only in moderation.
Prostate-Healthy Foods
The first rules for a prostate-healthy diet are to eat only when you are hungry and don't overeat.
Cold-water fish, such as salmon, sardines and trout, contain alpha omega 3 fatty acids and are recommended because they can promote prostate health.
A diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables is very important. Leafy green vegetables, such as lettuce, arugula, spinach, mustard greens and Swiss chard, are especially good for the prostate. Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli and kale will promote prostate health as well, as will cauliflower.
Red grapes and red grape juice are also beneficial to the prostate. Red wine, consumed in moderation, can be part of a prostate-healthy diet. Tomatoes are rich in  antioxidants and should be a regular part of the diet of someone dealing with prostrate issues. Fresh tomatoes, tomato pastes and sauces can also be beneficial. Other prostrate-friendly fruits include bananas, peaches, cherries, pears and apples.
Nuts and whole grains are also good for battling prostate problems. Brazil nuts contain antioxidants that are important in fighting prostate cancer. The antioxidants in olive oil and green tea can help battle prostate problems as well.

Dietary supplements
Taking dietary supplements that are good for the prostate can provide a simple way to augment prostate health. A daily multivitamin that contains B complex is recommended. The mineral zinc is beneficial to the immune system and can help promote prostate health as well, as can vitamins C and D. 

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