Nutrition and Prostate Health Products
The man’s prostate gland (prostate) is an unpaired androgen-dependent organ located just below the bladder. It covers the urethra from all sides, throwing into it (during ejaculation) substances such as immunoglobulins, enzymes, vitamins, as well as citric acid and zinc ions, which are necessary for the normal functioning of spermatozoa.
The secret of the prostate gland is also involved in liquefying ejaculate. The prostate gland reaches its full maturity only by 17 years.
For the proper functioning of the prostate gland, it is necessary to consume daily products containing vitamins and minerals important for the male gland. In this case, the ejaculate will contain a complete set of substances necessary for normal fertilization.
Also, it is advisable to avoid those products that may have a negative effect on the secretion of the prostate. These include: an excess of fats, carbohydrates and foods that cause disruption of the gland.
Useful products for the prostate
The following products are necessary for the functioning of the prostate gland:
- The eggs. Due to the lecithin contained in them, they affect the full development of the prostate gland, which consists in a balanced production of the secretion of the sex gland.
- Beef, fish and poultry. A complete source of protein. Participate in the synthesis of immunoglobulins (special proteins).
- Pumpkin seeds. They contain a large amount of provitamin A, vitamin E, as well as a trace element indispensable for the prostate - zinc.
- Olive and sunflower oil. A good source of vitamin E. Essential for a balanced sex secretion.
- Citrus. They increase immunity and are responsible for maintaining the ejaculate acidity level.
- Walnuts. Stimulate the metabolism. Participate in creating the secretion of the prostate gland. Contain iron, calcium, phosphorus, as well as zinc and vitamins C and E.
- Oysters, mussels, rapans. Thanks to the vitamins and microelements contained in them, they are a good source of essential substances necessary for normal spermatogenesis.
- Almond. It is an excellent source of protein. Contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and phosphorus. In addition, it contains vitamins such as: B vitamins, vitamin E and folic acid.
- Buckwheat. Thanks to the eight essential amino acids contained in it, it is also necessary for the normal functioning of the prostate.
Folk remedies for the normalization of the prostate
To prevent inflammation of the prostate (also called prostatitis), a combination of procedures such as running, massage, a shower on the perineum, Kegel exercises is necessary. But the most important thing is nutrition, which includes the use of a large number of pumpkin seeds, seaweed and nuts.
Very good results in the prevention of prostatitis have a regular use of kefir with bran.
Also, it is necessary to increase in the diet such vegetables as beets, carrots, celery and parsnips.
The basic principles of nutrition
Following a diet means following some principles of good nutrition. What are they:
- Refusal of spices. Including you can not use black pepper and especially red pepper. They enhance or cause inflammation in the prostate gland.
- It is planned to reject semi-finished products and other dishes of this kind.
- Do not get involved in salt, it provokes stagnation of urine and throwing it back into the ducts of the prostate gland.
- Food should be fractional. It is advisable to eat in small portions at the same time. So nutrients will be absorbed better, which means that the prostate gland will recover faster in diseases.
- It is necessary to eat more onions, mustard seeds, and garlic. These are natural antiseptics that have a positive effect on men's health.
- It is necessary to eat a large number of green vegetables, vegetable salads, greens (onions, parsley, dill).
- The diet must be adjusted in accordance with the phase of the disease, if any. So, during the latent course of the disease, you can make some relaxation of the menu. Otherwise, a strict diet is required. For a general recovery you need to find a "middle ground".
From fatty, sweets and spicy will have to be abandoned for good
The diet needs to be maintained constantly. It is also important to comply with additional recommendations regarding lifestyle:
- Smoking cessation is indicated. Tobacco and tar and nicotine, which are part of cigarettes, cause secondary atherosclerosis of the vessels of the small pelvis, provoking stenosis of the veins and arteries and worsening the already bad trophic organ in diseases. Tobacco is the enemy of sexual health.
- It is also recommended to abandon the use of ethanol in any form. Alcohol has an equally adverse effect and entails the formation or intensification of the inflammatory process. Possible decrease in fertility due to increased acidity of the prostate juice.
- It is imperative to supplement the menu correction with light physical exercises. Walking, swimming will do. Otherwise, there will be no sense from one change in diet.
What foods are strictly prohibited
Based on the principles, we can draw some conclusions on the diet. What foods can not be eaten:
- Sorrel, radish, spinach. These vegetables contain a large amount of essential oils that irritate the prostate.
- Alcoholic drinks. Wine, beer, vodka. They cause inflammatory processes in the pelvic organs, and provoke blood stasis.
- Red and black peppers, turmeric, paprika, curry and other hot seasonings.
- Mushrooms in any form.
Sausages, wine, cheese are completely excluded from the diet
Recommended Food List
It is recommended to eat:
- As many fresh vegetables and fruits as possible.
- Vegetable broths, soups and vegetable salads. Low-fat varieties of meat and poultry. Including chicken breast, turkey breast.
- Red fish are allowed in small quantities. The advantage should be given to low-fat varieties of boiled fish. Both meat and fish are indispensable sources of animal fat.
- Natural sweets. Including dried fruits, honey. It is better to refuse candied fruits. They are not natural and contain a large amount of sugar and its substitutes, therefore, it will inevitably cause deterioration of the prostate.
Healthy eating is important not only for the prostate. and for the whole organism as a whole
Diet is absolutely essential. It will be an excellent aid in the treatment and will contribute to the rapid restoration of men's health in general. If the diet is practiced as a preventive measure, it in combination with lifestyle changes (physical activity, giving up bad habits, etc.) will minimize the risk of prostatitis and prostate adenoma.
Causes of prostatitis
Men often suffer from prostatitis for whom a sedentary lifestyle is characteristic. Usually this disease is diagnosed by office workers and drivers. Inflammation in the prostate gland occurs due to its defeat by viral or bacterial infections. Many of them are sexually transmitted.
There are other reasons that explain the appearance of prostatitis in a person:
- Severe hypothermia,
- Impaired circulation and congestion in the pelvis,
- Sexual abstinence
- Frequent practice of interrupted intercourse,
- Alcohol abuse
- Overload and stress.
All these factors are reflected in men's health is not the best way. Therefore, you need to try to protect your own body from their influence.
Most causes of prostatitis can be avoided.
If a man has been found to have problems with the prostate, he needs to review his daily diet. Most urologists agree that without proper nutrition, drug therapy will not have the desired effect. Therefore, patients with inflammation of the prostate gland is recommended sparing diet.
It is very important to adhere to certain nutritional rules, which should be known to every man who cares about his health. The organization of the daily diet should be based on the following principles:
- Initially, it is necessary to abandon the consumption of large amounts of salt. It retains water in the body, which, in turn, helps it clear itself of harmful substances and toxins. In addition, sodium chloride reduces the anti-inflammatory properties of calcium, which removes the foci of inflammation,
- Periodically you need to arrange fasting days for yourself. They help the body to relax, after which it will have the strength to fight those problems that currently concern the person,
- Food should be balanced. This means that the diet should contain healthy foods that can saturate the body with valuable trace elements and vitamins.
The composition and quality of the prostatic juice, which leaches harmful elements from the gland that enhance the inflammatory process, depends on what a man eats.
There is no need to follow a strict diet for problems with the prostate. On the contrary, such measures can further worsen her condition. It is required to choose a balanced diet. If a man is unable to cope with this task, he can always seek help from a urologist or nutritionist.
Men should be interested in what foods may be good for the prostate. The answer to this question was found by scientists who studied the effect of various types of food on the male body and especially the genitourinary system. They managed to identify a number of products that support the work of its organs in good condition.
In order to treat and prevent diseases of the prostate gland, foods useful for the prostate should be consumed, which are enriched with trace elements important for the male body. They must contain:
- Vitamins The most valuable in this case are substances that belong to groups A, C and E. They have a beneficial effect on immunity, thereby increasing the body's resistance to various pathogenic bacteria and viruses,
- Zinc. It increases the production of male hormones, and also inhibits the pathological growth of the prostate gland. A trace element is able to increase potency and reduce the severity of signs of inflammation,
- Selenium. The substance improves sexual function and prevents gland cells from overgrowing. Additionally, it has anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects.
To understand what foods need to be included in the diet, you need to familiarize yourself with their composition.
A man needs about 800 micrograms of vitamin A per day. It can be obtained by consuming such products:
- Fish fat,
- Vegetables (carrots, onions and spinach),
These products can be combined with others and cook not only delicious, but also very healthy dishes.
Vitamin A is found in both animal and plant foods.
Men are recommended to consume up to 60 mg of vitamin C per day. A sufficient amount of it is contained in such products:
- Bell pepper (red),
No lesser amounts of vitamin C are found in all types of citrus fruits.
The male body needs vitamin E. Its daily dose should be up to 10 mg. The substance is in the following products:
- Sprouts of wheat,
- Corn and soybean oil.
Group E vitamin is found in many plants.
Vitamin E is found in nuts and vegetable oil.
The minimum need of the male body for this microelement is 15 mg per day. Very often a deficiency is observed, since 1/3 of the zinc is rapidly excreted by the sweat glands. To make up for the deficiency of a microelement, you need to use such products:
- Pumpkin seeds
- Seeds of watermelon,
- Beef liver,
It is advisable to eat them several times a week.
Up to 200 micrograms of this microelement must be consumed per day. Selenium is part of the following products:
When compiling a diet, do not forget about these products.
Nuts contain many ingredients that are good for men.
Physical activity and exercise
For the prostate, not only diet, but also gymnastics is very useful. It should include exercises that improve the condition of the pelvic organs, and also positively affect their functioning. Physiotherapy exercises can prevent the appearance of diseases associated with the urinary and reproductive systems. With its help, you can achieve such results:
- Normal blood supply to the genitourinary organs is restored,
- The work of the nervous system comes back to normal,
- The effectiveness of the treatment of inactivity of the prostate increases.
In addition, such physical education helps to strengthen the muscles of the perineum and hip joints, which also has a beneficial effect on the prostate gland.
Especially for men who suffer from prostatitis or are trying to prevent its development, special sets of exercises have been developed. They are part of physical therapy. Especially useful in this case can be considered yoga classes and training according to the Kegel technique.
In order for physiotherapy exercises to be useful, you need to do it daily. It is advisable to choose the same time for training. Start the warm-up with exercises on the spine according to the type of slopes and bends. With their help, you can develop flexibility in yourself, as well as strengthen muscles. Performing each exercise, you need to remember about the correct breathing. Inhalations and exhalations should be smooth and uniform.
Those men who lead a sedentary lifestyle should perform a simple set of exercises daily. Thanks to him, they will feel much better. And also such training will reduce the likelihood of future problems with the gland or organs of the genitourinary system.
The treatment complex consists of the following exercises:
- You need to take a comfortable position, sitting down on the floor. The legs should be stretched forward. Now you need to start moving on the buttocks. 3 approaches should be done, each of which will contain 30 steps,
- You need to sit on the floor and stretch your legs forward. Next you need to do the slopes. It should give all the best. It is advisable to repeat this exercise 60 times. It is allowed to divide the number of slopes into 3 sets,
- In a standing position, it is required to do mild swings alternately with the left or right foot, 20 times each. It is advisable to complete 3 approaches,
- In the same position, you need to do 20 inclinations to the left and to the right. Again, it is recommended to take 3 approaches,
- It is necessary to lie on your back and slightly lift your buttocks. It is required to stand in the "birch" position. You need to spend about 10 minutes in it. After you can relax a bit. Each of the 3 approaches is desirable to withstand during this time.
A man will not have to spend so much time on such a complex.The first results of physiotherapy exercises will become noticeable after a few weeks of regular classes.
Especially useful exercises for men engaged in sedentary work.
Specialists in the field of urology recommend that men do prostate massage. This procedure is very useful, as it stimulates the prostate gland and improves blood circulation in the pelvic area. Before proceeding to the course of massages, it is required to undergo a full examination, since he has many contraindications.
Prostate massage is usually performed by a doctor. But also this procedure is suitable for independent execution, if the man has information on how to carry it out correctly. Massaging the prostate gland with a finger or an apparatus can prevent the development of an inflammatory process in it. Therefore, more often than not, this procedure is declared as preventive. Massage the prostate should be no longer than 1 minute, since excessive exposure to the organs of the genitourinary system can have unpleasant consequences.
There are several methods for massaging the prostate:
- Outdoor massage. The procedure is limited to external stroking and rubbing the perineum in the place where the prostate is located,
- Transrectal massage. Its essence is to perform manipulations with the iron with a finger or an apparatus inserted through the anus.
Other important points
Not only training and massage, which involves stroking the perineum or inserting a finger into the anus, help improve the condition of the prostate gland. For the prostate, anal sex can be helpful. Although in fact it is not. Under this concept is meant additional stimulation of the organ through the anus during intimacy. Thanks to this, secret secretion is greatly enhanced. Also, such actions increase erection and bring the onset of orgasm.
The therapeutic effect of having sex becomes noticeable if a man engages in it at least 3 times a week.
Another good helper in the treatment and prevention of prostate diseases is yoga for men. She stops any stagnant processes that are in the pelvis. Especially useful are rotational movements of the pelvis and intensive grinding of the coccyx. It is best to combine yoga with complex exercises.
Each man can prevent the onset of prostatitis and other similar diseases affecting the prostate gland. To do this, they should lead a healthy lifestyle and not neglect regular physical activity. Equally important is proper nutrition. A balanced diet is useful not only for the genitourinary organs, but also for all body systems.
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Diseases such as prostatitis and prostate adenoma are easier to prevent than to treat long and hard. Many scientists agree that a balanced diet positively affects not only overall health, but also directly on the prostate.
For the prevention of organ pathologies, it is required to eat food that is replete with polyunsaturated fats that contribute to the formation of prostaglandins. Consuming vegetable oil instead of animal fats is one of many ways that help normalize hormonal balance in the body.
It is worth knowing: in order to strengthen the prostate gland, it is necessary to include fruits, vegetables, cereals and legumes in the menu. Fruits and vegetables are enriched with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Low-fat animal and fish meat
Meat is a product that contains a large number of protein components. It also has a lot of iron, phosphorus, amino acids, potassium and other mineral components. For problems with the prostate, it is recommended to give preference to low-fat fillet of chicken, turkey, you can eat a rabbit, quail, veal.
Fatty and nonfat meat does not differ in its composition, but the first version contains a lot of animal fats, which negatively affect the state of blood vessels, contribute to the growth of "bad" cholesterol in the blood and gain extra pounds, which increases the likelihood of developing prostate pathologies.
The benefits of meat for men:
- Proteins and amino acids found in meat are easily and quickly absorbed in the body,
- Collagen is a building material for the skin, joints and blood vessels,
- Iron has a positive effect on the functioning of the glandular organ.
Fatty fish species contain a huge amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which helps to normalize blood cholesterol, improve blood vessel permeability, and Omega-3 prevents capillary fragility.
For information, salmon, salmon, mackerel - fish, which favorably affects male potency and erection, because it normalizes blood circulation in the body.
It is advisable to emphasize that it is necessary to cook food in certain ways - boiling, steaming, baking. It is allowed to use the multicooker in the extinguishing mode. Fried meat and fish will not bring any benefits to the body.
Harmful products for the prostate
- Salt. Causing moisture retention, increases blood pressure, which negatively affects the functioning of the prostate.
- Alcohol. It provokes degeneration of the lobes of the prostate gland. As a result of this, there is a violation in the qualitative composition of the ejaculate, which may become unviable.
- Smoked meats. Possessing an irritating effect, they have a negative effect on the functioning of the prostate gland.
- Beer. Due to the large number of female sex hormones, it often causes prostatic hypertrophy.
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Vegetable and fruit dishes
Vegetables and fruits are healthy foods for the prostate gland. They contain many vitamins and minerals. It is recommended that they be consumed raw to maintain a healthy composition.
Healing vegetables and fruits for men:
- Broccoli includes certain components with an antitumor effect, which helps prevent prostate cancer. The vegetable helps to eliminate toxic substances, salts of heavy metals and radionuclides from the male body. It is better to steam, then you can add a little olive oil and sprinkle with finely chopped garlic.
- Tomatoes They contain lycopene, which has an antioxidant effect, which prevents the development of oncological processes. Lycopene is closely associated with cell walls, and it is difficult for the male body to benefit from a raw vegetable, so tomatoes are wiped for sauces.
- Chili pepper (another name is red capsicum) is valuable due to the capsaicin component. The vegetable is characterized by an analgesic effect, helps kill cancer cells, is an antioxidant, therefore, it effectively fights against atherosclerotic changes in the body.
- Lemon contains a lot of ascorbic acid, which enhances the immune status and increases the barrier functions of the body. To prevent inflammatory processes in the prostate, it is necessary to include lemon in the daily diet.
- Apples are a storehouse of useful components and medicinal properties. They contribute to the normalization of the gastrointestinal tract, improve the digestive process, level stagnation in the pelvic organs - a factor in the development of prostatitis.
What else does the prostate love? The menu must include watermelon, melon, pumpkin, cabbage, fresh cucumbers and carrots. Products have anti-inflammatory effects, help normalize blood circulation in the pelvic organs.
What is good for the prostate - foods and nutrients
The prostate gland is the second "heart" of men. Problems with the internal organ cause not only a lot of discomfort and pain, but also significantly affect the quality of an erection, respectively, of intimate life.
That is why many people are interested in what is good for the prostate and what is bad? When choosing a balanced diet, it is better to consult a doctor. He will recommend one or another health-improving diet, which helps to improve the functionality of the glandular organ.
Consider which foods are good for the prostate, which vitamins are necessary for the normal functioning of the body?
Dairy products tend to be easily and quickly absorbed in the body, as they contain a lot of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. Daily consumption of kefir, fermented baked milk, yogurt, milk, yogurt or cottage cheese - this is the normal work of the gastrointestinal tract. Also, the work of the liver and kidneys is normalized.
Kefir and other products containing beneficial bacteria help restore normal intestinal microflora, which eliminates prolonged constipation or diarrhea. They do not contain many calories, so their consumption is not reflected in weight.
Drinks and Juices
What is good for the prostate to drink? First of all, it is necessary to normalize the drinking regime - drink at least two liters of clean liquid per day. It restores blood circulation, accelerates metabolic and metabolic processes.
Important: green tea contains antioxidants called catechins. These substances destroy pathogenic microorganisms, fungi and viruses, provide immunity, fight cancer cells, including prostate cancer.
Effective juices for the prostate gland:
- A tomato drink fights oncological and inflammatory processes. To prevent prostate diseases, it’s enough to drink 250 ml of fresh juice per day, the packaged version is not suitable,
- Pomegranate juice is a substance that normalizes blood circulation in the body. If you consume it regularly, then the risk of developing prostatitis, congestion is reduced, and with chronic inflammation of the prostate, the period of remission is prolonged,
- Lemon juice provides fast regeneration of damaged prostate cells. To get a more pronounced result, I combine lemon juice with apple or beet juice,
- Apple juice helps with chronic prostatitis because it contains a high concentration of iron,
- Orange juice stabilizes blood pressure, improves the state of blood vessels, strengthens the capillaries of the prostate gland,
- Grape juice has a pronounced anti-inflammatory effect, a slight diuretic effect, as a result of which toxic substances and toxins leave the body.
It is allowed to mix several juices to prevent prostatitis and glandular organ hyperplasia. Men note that it is better to combine vegetable and fruit combinations. For example, carrot + apple juice - mixed in equal proportions.
Honey for prostatitis
Natural honey is enriched with unique components that help fight various pathologies. Medical experts agree that this product is a good way to treat prostatitis.
Therapeutic effects of honey with prostatitis:
- Antibacterial and antihistamine effect,
- It improves blood circulation, including in the prostate,
- Anti-inflammatory effect
- Restores the deficit of useful components,
- Raises vitality,
- Stimulates sex drive, enhances potency,
- Improves the quality of seminal fluid.
It is worth knowing: honey is an allergenic product, so before you include it in the menu, you must exclude an allergic reaction.
The simplest method of therapy is to consume one teaspoon of the beekeeping product immediately before eating. The frequency of use is twice a day, the duration of therapy is not limited by the time frame.
Vitamins and Nutrients
Against the background of a deficiency of useful components, all internal organs and systems of the body suffer, since they lack material for normal functioning. It is not always possible to get the right amount of minerals and vitamins from products, so you need to take drugs with them additionally.
Nutrition and Prostate Health Products
One of the most formidable diseases of the male genital area is prostatitis. Prostatitis is a degenerative-dystrophic disease of the prostate gland, during which an organ malfunction occurs.
In the absence of timely treatment, there is a change in the nature of spermatogenesis, a decrease in fertility: a man cannot have children. Therefore, it is so important to prescribe a competent and comprehensive treatment.
But because the therapy is complex, you can’t help the case with pills alone: if a man wants to be healthy again, a diet review is mandatory. How so?
The diet below is universal and is suitable both for the treatment of prostatitis and prostate adenoma, and for the general healing of the organ.
The health of the prostate and the body as a whole depends on proper nutrition
The basics of nutrition for prostatitis in men: what you can’t eat and what foods are healthy
Treatment prostatitis carried out comprehensively. A special place in the process of getting rid of the disease is taken by proper nutrition and adherence to a special diet.
- In many cases, even potent drugs reduce their effect if the prescriptions in the recommended diet are not followed.
- Prostatitis entails the exclusion of numerous products and implies serious prohibitions on bad habits.
- At prostate nutrition, diet, smoking cessation and alcohol are a guarantee of successful treatment of the disease.
What should I refuse?
What is impossible with prostatitis? In the process of treating prostatitis, it is necessary to completely abandon fatty foods. This category of food is characterized by the ability to increase the level of "bad" cholesterol in the blood, which entails the risk of plaque formation in the vessels.
This nuance causes a violation of blood circulation, and with inflammation of the prostate, any deviation in this system causes complications of the disease.
Nutrition for prostatitis - contraindications:
- rich soups
- pickles (the amount of salt in the diet should be reduced to a minimum),
- smoked meats
- spicy dishes,
- Butter baking
- products containing artificial additives,
- acidic foods (including sorrel).
Tobacco contains a huge amount harmful substancesthat destructively affect some functions of the body.
- testicular malfunction,
- the appearance of malignant tumors in the prostate gland,
- violation of the secretion of the prostate, as well as other consequences.
From smoking at prostate should be discarded.
The effect of smoking on the prostate gland: proliferation of prostate cells and a decrease in tone, the appearance of stagnant processes.
Any alcoholic drinks have Negative influence on the circulatory system and the urethra. Violations contribute not only to the appearance of complications, but also often become one of the main causes of inflammation of the prostate gland.
The negative effect of alcohol on the body with prostate lies in the following factors:
- the appearance of stagnant processes in the prostate gland,
- decreased protective functions of the body,
- sexual dysfunction,
- reduce the amount of hormones released
- violation of the secretion of the prostate.
IMPORTANT: Alcohol not only has a negative effect on the prostate, but also can block antibiotic action. The result of abuse of alcohol will be the absence of the effect of the course of treatment and the emergence of new complications.
- Drinks with a high content of caffeine are not recommended to be consumed in excessive quantities even to absolutely healthy people.
- At prostate strong tea and coffee are completely contraindicated.
- Circulatory disturbances entail negative consequences in the work of the prostate gland.
- The course of treatment may be complicated by exposure to caffeine-containing components.
- Strong tea and coffee prostate contribute to the following processes:
- urinary tract irritation
- increased inflammation of the prostate,
- difficulty in treating the inflammatory process.
You can replace strong drinks with prostatitis with green varieties of tea, herbal decoctions or chicory. Compotes, fruit drinks and fresh juices are recommended for use.
Nutrition for prostatitis in men: what foods are contraindicated?
List of dietary restrictions for prostate inflammation includes many food items. Men need to abandon the use of refractory fats and offal, which include the liver, kidneys, lamb or fatty pork.
What you need to eat with prostate? Food at prostate It should be rich in vitamins, useful microelements and have the most beneficial effect on the digestive and circulatory system.
What you can not eat with prostate in men? At prostate Do not eat the following foods:
- all varieties of legumes,
- onion, garlic, pepper,
- sour fruits
- carbonated drinks,
- strong tea,
- Chocolate and Cocoa
- saturated broths on meat or mushrooms,
- any kind of caviar,
- spices and seasonings.
IMPORTANT: In chronic prostatitis, the diet is less restrictive. With exacerbations of the disease, it is better to abandon all prohibited foods.
What needs to be introduced into the diet?
- Some foods with regular introduction to the diet can favorably influence not only the general condition of the body, but also accelerate the process of getting rid of prostate inflammation.
- Detailed recommendations on the preparation of the menu are given by the attending physician.
- Useful products for prostatitis:
- meat and ocean fish (exclusively low-fat varieties),
- all varieties of dried fruits and nuts,
- fresh vegetables (pumpkin, carrots, tomatoes, beets, cucumbers, etc.),
- fresh herbs (especially parsley),
- vegetable fats (especially recommended for use olive oil),
- fruit and dried fruit compotes,
- fresh fruits,
- dairy products (kefir, cottage cheese, fermented baked milk),
- cereals (especially buckwheat, millet oatmeal),
- gray bread
What is when prostate useful? A special place in the diet for prostatitis is played by foods rich in fiber. Experts strongly recommend eating them.
- Cellulose normalizes the digestive process and eliminates the risk of constipation, which in turn leads to complication of prostate disease.
- In addition, foods rich in food must be present in the diet. zinc.
- This substance plays an important role in the transport of sperm and increases the resistance of the prostate to infections.
- In folk medicine, there are not only many recipes for the treatment of prostatitis, but also complexes of special diets.
- A key factor in creating a menu is the introduction into the diet of certain foods that can enhance men's health and eliminate symptoms inflammatory processes.
- What foods are good for prostate? Traditional medicine recommends introducing the following products into the diet:
- asparagus juice
- fresh vegetable juices (cucumber, carrot, beetroot, etc.),
- pumpkin seeds,
- wild pear,
- herbal decoctions (chamomile, oak bark, linden, aspen bark),
- beekeeping products (honey, propolis, etc.).
Correctly matched products from prostatitis help reduce the symptoms of the disease. Pain and difficulty urinating bother men much less often.
Moreover, diet helps prevent reappearance prostatitis and has a beneficial effect on the state of the body as a whole.
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Diet and list of allowed foods for prostatitis
Prostatitis often requires long-term treatment with medications and physiotherapy. But even all the measures taken cannot guarantee a positive result if the patient leads a disastrous lifestyle.
A diet for prostatitis is an important part of the full course of treatment, it will help the body recover faster and reduce the likelihood of developing inflammation. Each patient needs to study what cannot be done with prostatitis.
The appearance of the initial signs of inflammation should be a signal that a man's nutrition must be completely rebuilt:
- reduce the risk of additional irritation of the gland due to the use of harmful products,
- exclude from the diet a significant portion of foods with cholesterol,
- do not use a large amount of liquid, as well as diuretic products,
- to ensure the work of the gastrointestinal tract due to the use of dairy products,
- include in the menu products for the prostate containing vitamins and minerals to enhance the protective functions of the body.
Nutrition for prostatitis in men is not only a way to get rid of the disease faster, but also the necessary measures to preserve reproductive functions.
General diet rules
The undeniable rule for all patients of the urologist and andrologist is to reduce the amount of alcoholic beverages consumed, and at the time of an exacerbation of the disease it is strictly forbidden to take them.
When it comes to a patient with a chronic disease, it is allowed to drink no more than 100 ml per day of any alcohol-containing drinks.
Contraindications for prostatitis in men that do not allow the use of alcohol are considered even during a minor inflammatory process.
Do not forget that only high-quality certified alcohol is allowed to be consumed. Other drinks of dubious origin can significantly impair the patient's health. In addition, this will adversely affect previous therapy.
Contraindications for prostatitis in men are to drink any carbonated drinks, since the prostate gland is quite close to the intestine, therefore, its irritation will also affect it. Another reason to abandon soda - with the rapid filling of the bladder, pressure is exerted on the prostate.
Vitamins for the prostate
Nutrition for prostatitis should be complete and balanced in composition, with a sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals.
Part of these vitamins is antioxidantsthat interfere with oxidative processes in the body and prostate, some stimulate protective properties, others have anticarcinogenic effects and reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Own action vitamins exhibit together with minerals, enhancing the action of each other.
With a disease of prostatitis from minerals, it is most important to ensure sufficient intake zinc, magnesium and Selena.
These macro and micronutrients together contribute protein synthesis prostate, increase the activity of the immune function of the inflamed prostate, inhibit oxidative processes, stone formation in the prostate.
Now you know what is good to eat prostate gland. A balanced diet with sufficient physical activity and weight normalization will support the treatment of prostatitis prescribed by a doctor and smooth out the symptoms.
With an exacerbation of the disease, a change in diet and loads, the transition to sparing mode. With full cure, part of the restrictions on nutrition and loads are removed.
Acute prostatitis - the principles of proper diet
In the acute form of the disease, the following symptoms occur:
- multiple urination per day, the process is painful, or, conversely, stagnation of urine,
- body temperature exceeds the permissible norm,
- there is pain in the anus,
- ignoring the first symptoms, the body temperature can increase significantly and a pulsating pain may appear,
- febrile seizures.
Diet for acute prostatitis is not a way of prevention, but the necessary measures of therapeutic treatment. From the diet, you need to remove all foods that can irritate the stomach.
Thus, the purpose of the diet is to normalize the balance and restore the correct metabolic process. Some patients may not be puzzled for years over which foods are good for the prostate, namely: grains and cereals, decoctions of medicinal herbs against this ailment.
A day you need to drink several liters of water, this will reduce the concentration of urine.
It is necessary to remember what is not possible with prostatitis in this form:
- too sour fruits and berries,
- alcohol and soda
- spicy seasonings, spices. Due to the fact that they give the urine a certain composition, the walls of the bladder will be irritated. You should carefully monitor the list to be sure to know which products are not allowed,
- canned food
- starter foods to prevent excessive gas formation.
Features of nutrition for a disease of any form
Nutrition for prostatitis involves the use of zinc, which is necessary for the beneficial course of all processes. Foods containing zinc can prevent the development of impotence. This group includes: citrus fruits, potato tubers, tomatoes, seafood.
It should be remembered that you can not eat with prostatitis: smoked meats, any spicy food is not recommended. You should reduce the amount of sweets consumed, as well as strong brewed tea or coffee. Garlic and any kind of onion should not be completely removed from the diet, but they should not be abused either.
Daily food for chronic prostatitis can look like this: breakfast - porridge, steamed omelette, afternoon snack - dairy products, steamed vegetables and fresh fruits. Lunch - steamed fish or meat, mashed potatoes, juices. Dinner - fruit dessert, low fat cottage cheese with natural yogurt.
A diet for prostatitis in men of acute form can allow such a menu: breakfast - herculean porridge, boiled egg. At lunch, you can eat fruit soufflé, and for lunch - vegetable puree with pieces of meat. For dinner, you can afford fish cooked in a double boiler or oven, with boiled rice.
Many patients leave positive feedback after they began to use products to treat prostatitis.
Diet has always been associated with weight loss, therefore, had never adhered to special rules for eating food. What diet with prostatitis is most effective, I did not know.
However, when a diagnosis was made and an exacerbation began, I had to completely rebuild the familiar menu. Thanks to medical therapy and proper nutrition, I managed to overcome this ailment.
Proper nutrition for prostatitis is a way to maintain men's health.
I suffer from a chronic disease, so I can not afford to eat junk food. In times of exacerbation, I try not to eat fried foods at all.
Now I know exactly what products are useful for prostatitis. Usually on such a diet an improvement occurs after 3 days.
Therefore, you should not ask a question: do I need a diet for prostatitis? Of course, it is necessary, otherwise it is impossible to completely defeat this disease.
The diet for prostatitis in men has a therapeutic effect on the entire treatment process. Only in combination can this unpleasant disease be effectively cured. To prevent prostatitis, you must regularly adhere to a healthy lifestyle. Do not forget: what is permissible for use in a chronic form is harmful to patients with exacerbation.
Sources: medscape.com, mdlinx.com, health.harvard.edu.
Symptoms of prostatitis
- Difficulty urinating, discomfort, and burning.
- The urine stream is weak or even dropwise.
- The onset of urination is difficult or intermittent.
- May occur in very small portions.
- There is a feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder.
- False urination.
With chronic prostatitis, the temperature rises.
Lower abdomen, groin, lower back, inner thighs, pain.
Chronic prostatitis can cause sexual and potency problems. The inflammatory process often leads to male infertility, since the prostate is responsible for the viability of sperm.
Prostatitis - the disease is serious and secretive, can develop imperceptibly for a long time, or the ailments will be minor. Therefore, you should beware and take measures, for any signs characteristic of this disease.
Prostatitis disease, its main symptoms and causes. Prostate function and the importance of timely treatment for the physical and sexual health of men.
The role of food in the treatment of prostatitis
An important role in the prevention and treatment of many diseases is played by proper nutrition and lifestyle. Do not underestimate the rationality of nutrition, and in the treatment of such a dangerous disease as prostatitis. Errors in nutrition, reduce the effect of drug treatment and increase the frequency of exacerbations of the disease.
The explanation is very simple. Irrational nutrition and foods saturated with cholesterol provoke stagnation in the pelvic area.
What foods should be excluded from the diet
Food should not contain an excess of calories, this leads to obesity and becomes a cause of stagnation.
The absence of fiber-rich foods in the diet leads to constipation, which is also one of the causes of blood stagnation.
Too fatty foods contain harmful fats that form cholesterol plaques on the walls of blood vessels and narrow their lumen. As a result, blood flow becomes difficult and stagnation again.
Be sure to avoid products that are irritating to the prostate. These are alcohol, hot spices and seasonings, smoked meats, strong tea and coffee.
Important! The main function of the prostate is the production of a whitish fluid with a characteristic odor - the secretion of the prostate, which is part of sperm.
The main value of prostate secretion is to ensure the viability of sperm after they left the man’s body:
- alkaline medium of prostate secretion neutralizes the acidic environment of the vagina to facilitate the passage of sperm,
- secret liquefies semen, ensuring its fluidity.
The prostate gland is located in close proximity to the bladder, covering the beginning of the urethra. This arrangement ensures the fulfillment of its second function: during an erection, it is a valve that prevents the release of urine. Moreover, the important role of the prostate is to protect the male genital area from various infectionsIt prevents the entry of infection into the upper urinary tract.
Proper nutrition for the prostate
Proper nutrition is necessary for the full functioning of all organs, and the prostate gland is no exception.
There are foods that have a positive or negative effect on the prostate.. Although not everything is so simple.
To maintain the normal functioning of the prostate gland, you must remember the rule: everything is good in moderation. Even if you consume foods that are considered beneficial for the prostate in large quantities, this will not bring the expected benefits. More likely, on the contrary. Overweight - a natural consequence of overeating contributes to the violation of blood supply and congestion in the pelvic organs, and this often leads to prostate diseases.
Be sure to include in the diet such products as: eggs, meat, milk, cheese, cottage cheese. They are the main source of proteins (building material for cells) necessary for the normal functioning of vital organs. These products contribute to the production of testosterone - one of the main hormones that control the functioning of the prostate gland.
Olive, peanut, corn, sunflower oils are necessary to maintain men's health as sources of vitamins E, A, which provide the correct composition of prostate secretion. Vegetable fats are also rich in nuts. Especially for the prostate, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and almonds are useful as sources of zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamins.
Eating animal fats (fatty meat, lard, etc.) increases the risk of prostate cancer, and also leads to an increased formation of low density cholesterol. It forms plaques on the walls of blood vessels and contributes to circulatory disorders.
Note! In small quantities, fats have a positive effect on the work of all organs.
Sodium is necessary for the normal functioning of many body systems, but its excess leads to a violation of the water-salt balance. The load on the kidneys increases, the outflow of fluids is disrupted, which leads to the formation of stones, including in the prostate gland.
Note! For the prevention of calculous prostatitis, it is useful to limit the consumption of table salt to 5 grams. in a day.
Note! To prevent inflammation of the prostate, it is important to avoid constipation. This requires limiting the consumption of white flour, white potato, chocolate, etc.
It is necessary to enrich your diet with foods rich in fiber:
- whole grain bread, etc.
Essential element for prostate health is zinc. It is contained in the following products:
- pumpkin (fruit and seeds),
- lentils, beans
- seafood (especially seaweed, oysters).
Lycopene is a pigment found in fruits rich in beta-carotene. Lycopene (a natural antioxidant) and beta-carotene (vitamin A) together protect and nourish the prostate, prevent the development of tumors. They are found in the following vegetables and fruits:
Immune Enhancing Products Help Prevent Infectious Prostatitis (containing large amounts of vitamin C):
- herbal teas (echinacea, etc.).
Adenoma and prostate cancer
Important! For the prevention of BPH, it is necessary to reasonably limit the intake of animal fats.
To prevent prostate cancer, it is recommended that you include:
- goat milk (lowers cholesterol, normalizes the nutrition of prostate tissues),
- soy (contains isoflavones that normalize hormonal levels),
- rice (contains zinc, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B),
- all foods containing selenium and vitamin E (wheat bran, seafood, corn, onions, mushrooms).