Foods You Must Eat for a Healthy Prostate

Foods You Must Eat for a Healthy Prostate
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Prostate cancer affects nearly 3 million people a year. Lifestyle-factors play a large role in cancer incidence. Consequently, it’s important to have a healthy diet of foods. Difficulty upon urination, bladder issues, and erectile dysfunction are a few warning signs of prostate cancer. Research shows that 4 foods can keep the prostate healthy. By no means is this a treatment for prostate issues. Above all, eating these foods is a means of optimizing health and risk reduction.

Watermelon is Tasty and Good for the Prostate

Watermelon is a good source of lycopene.  Link here. Lycopene is an antioxidant which serves to protect cells against cancer. Due to high blood levels of this antioxidant, risk of chronic disease is reduced. Not a fan of watermelon? Try red berries or tomato. Similarly , red berries and tomatoes are a great source of lycopene. The common thing among all of these foods is the color red. Sorry, this doesn’t include red meat.

Crunchy, Colorful, and Healthy Carrots

Carrots’ active compound is carotenoid. Link here. Carotenoid is the pigment found in carrots that protect it from natural decomposition. The pigment is sort of a natural sunscreen for carrots. Similar to lycopene, carotenoids protect cell from stress. Do you find carrots flavorless? Try sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, plums, mangoes, or spinach.

Tumeric Powerful Powder

Also, tumeric is an extremely healthy root used mainly as a spice. Tumeric is a root from the ginger family which houses a powerful compound called curcumin. Link here. As I mentioned before, eating deeply colored foods is ideal. Tumeric is a bright yellow and highly anti-inflammatory. When using tumeric powder, par it with black pepper. Black pepper will increase its absorption levels. Thus, enhancing it’s benefits.

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