Foods for Prostate Health
Maintaining a healthy prostate is easy if you follow simple dietary protocols and keep your body moving on a regular basis.
The problem these days is that middle-aged men are being pushed to go and have their PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen, a substance produced by the prostate gland) level tested, and in so many cases it leads to false diagnostics.
I have never supported blood tests because people go in for 'check ups' when they feel perfectly fine and before they know it, they've been diagnosed with a dis-ease leading to unnecessary treatments and surgeries.
Most Doctors will recommend a biopsy on a PSA level that is 4 or above. Again, in my opinion this is totally unnecessary and I would not have a biopsy for anything, period.
Typically, if you actually do have what they call "prostate cancer", it is usually a slow-growing cancer which can be turned around by making some healthy changes.
The other Prostate ailment that is commonly diagnosed is Prostatitis, which is an inflammation of the prostate gland, typically caused by a bacterial infection spread from elsewhere in the body.
To maintain a healthy prostate, you should minimise consumption of meat. There is a definite connection between high meat consumption and the development of prostate problems, so it's best to avoid meat as much as you can.
Specific foods that you should regularly have in your diet for prostate health include:
- Whole grains (unrefined)
- Raw nuts and seeds
- Organic Brown Rice
- Organic Soy Beans
- Rolled Oats
- Nut and Seed Oils e.g. Macadamia and Peanut Oil
- Cruciferous vegetables e.g. Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage and Cauliflower
Here is a specific breakfast meal that I often recommend that Men eat for 30-60 days, who've been told that they have some form of Prostate dis-ease or problem which can also help to bring their PSA down.
Take 1 cup of Oatmeal or Organic Rolled Oats, add a table spoon of wheatgerm and squeeze the fresh juice of 1-2 Lemons over the grains (or you can use fresh Almond Milk if you'd prefer), lightly mix and let soak in the fridge over night.
The next morning, add 1-2 table spoons of Flaxseed Oil, a handful of chopped raw Brazil Nuts and organic Raw Honey to taste.
Eat this little meal each morning, walk often, eat plenty of plant foods, get some sunshine and drink at least 2 litres of water each day and you'll go a long way to restoring and maintaining prostate health.