11 Simple Steps to Protect Your Prostate
Do you feel like it's impossible to get a restful night's sleep because of frequent trips to the bathroom? Do you notice your energy and sexual vitality leaving you?
Chances are you are suffering from an enlarged prostate or abnormal prostate functioning. These symptoms are pretty common in men over 50 and need to be monitored and attended to on a daily basis.
.About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate problems during his lifetime
.About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40
.The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 66 
Why is my Prostate so Important?
.It filters and removes toxins from your urinary tract
. It provides you with energy and fuels sexual desire and reproductive support
.Controls the proper flow of urination out of your body
How Can I Protect my Prostate?
Since prostate problems are becoming more common, many men are seeking various different natural ways to prevent problems and symptoms due to aging.
Whether or not you have symptoms or think your prostate is at risk, it is still very important to start taking necessary precautions to maintain strong prostate health.
10 Steps to Protecting your Prostate Naturally:
-Choose Foods that Reduce Inflammation:
These foods are largely found in the Mediterranean Diet.
This includes oily fish (rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids), lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and foods that provide healthy fats such as avocados, olives, nuts, and seeds.
-Avoid Foods that Cause Inflammation:
Spicy foods can worsen symptoms of prostatitis, while processed foods, artificial sweeteners, sugary foods, dairy products, red meat, and fried foods can also induce damaging inflammation.
-Just Drink Water: This is the simplest solution when it comes to fluids. Alcohol, soda and energy drinks contain processes sugars and other damaging properties, especially alcohol.
-Lose the Extra Weight: This pertains especially to men who are overweight or obese. Studies have shown that obesity increases the risk of lower urinary tract symptoms and enlarged prostate.
-Choose Plant Based Protein:
Many dieticians have recommended a switch from animal to plant based protein. Animal protein typically comes from red meat and dairy products both of which can have damaging health effects. Plant protein sources include beans, amaranth and quinoa, seeds, lentils and fermented soy.
-Reduce Stress Levels:
The body deals with stress by raising levels of certain hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. Unfortunately, when stress is chronic, cortisol levels remain high, which in turn elevates inflammation. The prostate can be subject to inflammation from high stress.
-Enjoy Red Fruits and Vegetables:
Tomatoes, watermelon, and other red foods owe their bright color to a powerful antioxidant called lycopene.
Men who consume this fruit and tomato-based products have a lower risk for prostate problems because of its strong antioxidant support.
-Consume lots of Fish:
Fatty acid, known as omega-3, may help reduce your risk of developing prostate issues. Omega-3 is found in certain fish including sardines, tuna, mackerel, trout, and salmon. Fatty acids are import in fighting free radicals and are another essential component to the amazing Mediterranean Diet.
-Soybeans and Tea:
A nutrient called isoflavones in soybeans and tea have been linked to prostate health and anti-inflammation. Isoflavones are most commonly found in chickpeas, tofu, lentils, alfalfa sprouts and green tea.
It’s no surprise that smoking can affect all areas of your body including your prostate. It’s recommended to cut down on smoking and quitting altogether if possible. 
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