Why You Need A Healthy Prostate
Why You Need A Healthy Prostate
Prostate health has been widely recognized to be important for men 50 and over. In fact 50% of all men over the age of 50 will suffer from benign prostate hyperplasia which if left untreated may result in prostate malignancy (CANCER). Shockingly, in recent years, the importance of prostate health to men in their 30s and 40s has become more widely known because prostate issues are being found in many men under the age of 50. Some influencing factors known to affect prostate health include diet, lifestyle habits, and environmental factors.
By age 60, as many as 90% of American men may have less-than-optimal health in this area.
Does this seem like something you should ignore or simply put on the ‘back burner’? Obviously not… and chances are fairly high that as a man, you’ll need extra support in this area of your body during your lifetime.
Here are some basic tips use can incorporate into your daily health regimen if you are approaching that prostate dysfunctional age…..
I’ve always been a firm believer in finding natural ways to help support your health. And with your prostate, it’s certainly not an exception.
Guidelines for Prostate health
Optimize your vitamin D level ideally through safe sun exposure. Get your levels over 50 ng/ml.
Eat healthy wholesome foods by consuming foods that are of unprocessed and preferably organic foods to optimize your health, being careful to limit sugars and grains. Consume moderate amounts of protein and plenty of high-quality fats… Also eat foods that are rich in carotenoids and lycopene that can help support your prostate. There are several free nutrition plans available on the internet like fitday.com with info on how to put in place a healthy eating plan.
Reduce your stress! Most people know stress can have a negative effect on your health. Scientists have shown links between stress and less-than-optimal prostate health.
Exercise and relax your muscles. Muscle tension can impact your prostate health. A regular exercise program can do wonders to help you reduce muscle tension and trigger a more positive attitude and mood.
Support your lymphatic system. Your lymphatic system is responsible for clearing your body of waste and plays an essential role in your prostate vitality. Regular exercise and drinking adequate amounts of pure, fresh water can help flush waste and toxins out of your body.
Revitalize love and sexual activity. It’s no accident how celibate men may need additional support for the prostate. A healthy sex life is good for your prostate. Also, nurturing your personal relationships and love can help reduce stress as well.
Schedule a prostate evaluation. Getting an early assessment of your prostate health is a crucial first step in knowing where you stand.
Research has shown sexual activity and a high ejaculation frequency are linked to better prostate health later in life. Frequent ejaculations may help act as one of your body’s natural detoxification functions for your prostate glands.*
As I outlined above, eating wholesome, unprocessed, and preferably organic foods is always a smart way to go toward optimal health. And with prostate health, there are some specific types of foods you can eat that can benefit your overall prostate vitality.
Foods that help support the prostate include vegetables and fruits rich in vitamins, carotenoids, and lycopene.
Here are some examples that can help give your prostate some added support…
· Raw broccoli
· Green tea
In addition, I recommend you make the following adjustments to your regular diet by limiting your intake of…
- Carbohydrates, sugars, and grains
- Highly processed or charcoaled meats
- Pasteurized dairy foods and foods with trans fats
I believe these are sound dietary practices not just to benefit your prostate health, but your overall vitality as well.