In the last twenty years prostate problems have nearly doubled in men and this serious issue is something that every man needs to take note of. Prostate issues can cause a variety of issues with fertility, diseases and even prostate cancer so it is important to pay attention to the health of your prostate no matter you age. Here are 5 ways to promote better prostate health today!
Improve Your Circulation
Improving the circulation in the prostate area can help to promote better health and vitality for you prostate and urogenital organs. Do Kegel exercises 5-6 times a day, every day to improve circulation. A Kegel exercise is basically tightening the muscles in your scrotum and anus, keeping them in that position for 10 seconds and then releasing them. You can do it sitting or standing, it makes no difference, just hold and release the muscles intermittently throughout the day.
Eat a Balanced Diet
A balanced diet is one way to naturally promote better prostate health as it provides your body with all the nutrients it needs to function properly. Your diet should be rich in lean proteins (chicken, turkey, seafood), whole grains, leafy green vegetables (kale, collard greens, broccoli) and fruit (berries, avocados, bananas). You should limit your intake of fats, sugars and processed foods as well as increase your liquid intake to at least eight 8oz glasses a day (preferably mainly water).
Increase Your Intake of Selenium and Zinc
Selenium and zinc are vital to the overall health of your prostate so it is important that you either get enough of them from your diet or in supplemental form.
• Selenium – Brazil buts, kelp, wheat germ, tuna, onions, mushrooms, beef liver and kidney.
• Zinc – Pumpkin seeds (with the shell), nuts, shellfish, beans.
An active lifestyle can do a world of good to help your prostate work properly as you age. Whether you get your exercise from working out in the gym, playing a game of basketball with friends, running, lifting weights or something else, just make sure to get your heart rate up for at least 30 minutes every day.
Drink Less Alcohol
Alcohol can inhibit the absorption of vital nutrients in your body such as zinc, selenium and vitamin B6 or neutralize what is already in your body. It can also lower the overall function of your organs which can cause a ripple effect through your body, including you prostate.