As men age, the risk of prostate cancer and other issues such as BPH (Benign Prostate Hyperplasia.) So keeping an eye on your prostate health is a good idea. The good news is, coffee and tea are still on the agenda!
There are tow keys to good prostate health; diet and activity. And both benefit in more ways than just prostate health. They’re good for heart and brain health as well.
Tips for prostate health
It’s all about a balanced diet, which help overall health anyway. Leafy and green veggies are very good. Especially broccoli, brussels sprouts, asparagus and of course, salads with leafy greens such as kale and spinach. But avoid charred meats as there is believed to be a link between them and a risk of cancer.
Reducing your consumption of red meat is important as well. Enjoy more plant-based meals every week. Keep up on fruits as well, especially ones high in antioxidants like blueberries, haskap berries and dark grapes. Limit canned and processed foods as well. They often contain high amounts of sodium and sugar. And speaking of sugar, cut out soda if you can. One can of pop contains upwards of 14 teaspoons of sugar! Lots of omega fats are good too. You can get your omega’s from nuts and fish, especially salmon.
Exercise is important too. Regular exercise and it doesn’t have to mean serious gym workouts every day either, is good for overall health as well. Even walking every day can make a huge difference, not just for prostate cancer fighting, but also erectile dysfunction and BPH. This also promotes good joint health.
Don’t be overly afraid of the sun either. The sun plays an important role in vitamin D production and helps our immune system. The two groups of men most at risk are African Canadians and those of Scandinavian descent and if you’ve had family members with prostate cancer.
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