5 Easy Ways to Protect Your Prostate
Prostate protection is a very big deal.
More than half of men over 60 experience prostate enlargement.By age 85, that number reaches 90%. This is a benign condition, but still frustrating.
And as many as 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
Most men are diagnosed with prostate cancer after the age of 65 (cases under the age of 40 are rare, but still possible).
The prostate is responsible for removing toxins and impurities from semen. It is especially vulnerable to oxidative stress and is affected by imbalances in hormone ratios that can lead to inflammation and cell mutations.
Prevention is key. This is a serious condition that is treatable but can be fatal. Cancer organizations are estimating that more than 25,000 men will die from prostate cancer in America this year.
That sounds like a big, scary number, and it is. But the majority of those who get prostate cancer will survive it. Those that survive have compromised immune systems and other issues that will likely follow them for the rest of their lives.
Whether you’re at risk for prostate cancer or not, the night wakings, inability to pee and sudden need to pee associated with prostate enlargement are worth preventing as well.
Especially since prevention can be relatively simple.
Here are your best options for keeping your prostate from swelling (and even reversing enlargement that is already an issue):
You don’t have to run marathons or even hit the gym every day, but you definitely need to get your body moving.
Studies have shown direct correlations between prostate issues and a sedentary lifestyle.
Getting fresh, oxygenated blood to the prostate is so important for prostate health. A lack of activity leads to a lack of circulation in the area, which results in congestion and inflammation. Not good.
TheTruthAboutCancer.com reports that: “People who spend long periods of time in a seated position and who have increased pressure from automobile vibrations have a higher risk than others. Examples of some of these occupations and lifestyle settings include bus drivers, truck drivers, motorcyclists, pilots, and men who have long daily commutes. Bicyclists also experience increased pressure to the groin when they ride and are also at an increased risk for prostatic complications.”
Health care professionals usually recommend that you get at least 30 minutes of vigorous exercise each day.
Lighter exercises, like walking, are also very beneficial. Not leading an active lifestyle? Remember that something is better than nothing! Just get moving.
Watch your weight
Maintaining a healthy weight is going to improve your health all over. So it’s no surprise that weight is a factor when it comes to prostate concerns.
NutritionAction.com wrote that: “Among the 18,000 men in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, those with waists greater than 42 inches were twice as likely as those with waists less than 35 inches to have their prostates removed or to report frequent symptoms over an eight-year period. And those who were overweight were 11 to 25 percent more likely to have urinary tract symptoms than those who weren’t.”
Belly fat in particular seems to lead to problems with the prostate. That’s because belly fat can be a risk factor for insulin resistance, which makes it more likely that you’ll experience symptoms of urinary distress.
The connection of weight to prostate concerns is still being studied, but the evidence is strong. Men with high levels of insulin do have a greater risk of developing prostate cancer. Men who experience significant weight loss often see marked improvements in symptoms of benign prostate enlargement too.
Obviously, exercise will help you to lose weight if you are already overweight or obese. And it will help you to maintain a healthy weight if you don’t have anything to lose. Eating well will also help and comes with a whole bunch of other health benefits.
Eating a balanced diet will help you maintain a healthy weight. But what you put into your body can have a direct impact on the health of your prostate in other ways too.
Cut down on your red meat intake, and cut out manufactured trans fats altogether. Limit processed foods, sugar, wheat and alcohol. Consider swapping out your coffee or black tea for green tea, which is high in antioxidants that combat oxidative stress.
Next, focus on the foods that benefit your prostate. A generally healthy diet is also a prostate-healthy diet.
Get plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Enjoy healthy sources of protein, like fish (which are also high in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids), nuts and seeds. Drink plenty of fresh water.
Finally, there are certain foods that really help the prostate out. We’ve created a handy list for you to download.
Men with prostate issues are usually deficient in certain minerals. Magnesium, phosphorous and zinc are especially key to protecting your prostate from disease.
The InstituteforNaturalHealing.com wrote of zinc that: “This mineral is essential for men as they get older. In normal prostate cells, not enough zinc can cause DNA damage. It also prevents cells from responding to DNA damage. This increases your likelihood of developing prostate cancer.”
Seek out foods or supplements that are high in these essential minerals to ensure you’re getting enough.
The most delicious way to protect your prostate
When pressed properly, Styrian pumpkin oil is a delicious, bioavailable source of many of the nutrients that are most beneficial for your prostate.
Among other things, it contains carotenoids and lots of vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant.
Studies have shown that Styrian pumpkin oil actually contains more antioxidants than any other seed or vegetable oil on the market. It works to knock out free radical cells and prevent damage from oxidative stress throughout the body.
Need more essential fatty acids? You’ll find them in Styrian pumpkin oil. They can help to reduce inflammation that causes damage to your prostate.
The evidence supporting Styrian pumpkin oil for prostate health is overwhelming. Not only can it reduce the risk of prostate cancer and prevent prostate enlargement but it can even reverse prostate enlargement in fairly short order.
RealRawFood.com reported on the results of an 8-week study where participants ingested 1 tablespoon of Styrian pumpkin seeds daily. “All subjects affected with prostate hyperplasia reported a marked improvement of the condition. The unpleasantness experienced in voiding the bladder was significantly reduced, and in some cases, eliminated. Measurements in milliliters were taken of the amount of urine passed in a day divided by the number of urinations per day. In 20 percent of the cases it was found that the size of the prostate had been reduced.”
The best Styrian pumpkin oil out there
This may be the easiest of our seed oils to add to your daily routine because it really is so delicious. It adds a nutty flavor to any smoothie, makes a great base for salad dressing and is even pleasant all on its own. Just a couple of teaspoons a day will be sure to please your prostate.
Guys, it’s not too late to protect your prostate. Get some Perfect Press® Styrian Pumpkin Oil today and you’ll notice an improvement in your symptoms before you finish the bottle.
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