You may only hear about elderly men struggling with prostate problems, or even being diagnosed with prostate cancer. The alarming truth today is that younger men are now facing prostate and urinary difficulties at earlier ages. Today's food quality and overexposure of toxins in the environment, such as plastics and pollution, act as hormone disruptors and damage cells. The good news is that there are ways to protect your prostate naturally. The first lines of defense involve making sure you follow a diet that is rich in prostate protecting nutrients.

Here are the top 7 foods for prostate health:

  1. Tomatoes are the most well-known food for prostate health because of their high lycopene content. Lycopene, a natural pigment made by plants, such as tomatoes, apricots and watermelons, has been shown to reduce prostate cancer cell proliferation, which may reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer. Incorporate fresh, organic tomatoes into your diet by adding them to a salad or simply enjoying them as a snack.
  2. Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage are all part of the cruciferous vegetable family. They contain compounds that are very powerful for liver and hormone balance and have a powerful effect on prostate health. In a recent study, men who ate 3 or more half-cup servings of cruciferous vegetables per week had a 41 percent decreased risk of developing prostate cancer, compared to men who ate fewer than one serving per week.
  3. Green tea contains catechins, a type of flavonoid found in certain foods that are potent antioxidants and help protect your cells from free radical damage. In a Japanese study of 50,000 men, researchers found a 48 percent decreased risk of advanced prostate cancer in men who consumed greater than 5 cups of pure green tea daily. Start by adding one cup of organic green tea to your daily routine each day, or simply add a Green Tea supplement to your vitamin regimen. Two capsules of Hotze Vitamins' Green Tea Extract is equal to about 4-6 cups of green tea!
  4. Wild salmon eaten several times per week, plus a healthy dose of omega-3 fish oil supplemented daily, may help drastically improve inflammation throughout your entire body, which irritates and damages prostate cells.
  5. Grass-fed beef and bison are surprisingly high in both omega-3s and zinc, which are prostate super-nutrients, and low in fat. Zinc is crucial for healthy testosterone levels and balancing male hormones, too.
  6. Brazil nuts eaten a few times a week are loaded with selenium, which is very powerful for cell protection and healthy testosterone levels. Make your own trail mix using healthy nuts, like almonds, macadamia nuts and Brazil nuts, to get a variety of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals that protect your prostate.
  7. Eggs are like the multivitamin of food. They contain amazing antioxidants, including vitamin E and lycopene, both key nutrients for optimal prostate protection.

When it comes to total prostate support, the best course of action is a solid plan of prevention. Whether you're in your 30's or 70's, a healthy diet that is rich in prostate-protecting nutrients can support your body's natural ability to protect and restore it's health.

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Sources:

  • National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center