Prostate (or prostate) may be a relatively unfamiliar name to female friends, but the prostate is very important to men's health.
As men grow older, the probability of suffering from hypertrophy of the prostate gland will also increase. According to the 110-year national death cause statistics table of the Ministry of Health and Welfare , prostate cancer ranks the fifth cause of cancer death, and in recent years, prostate disease has a younger trend.
The hypertrophy of the prostate will squeeze the urethra, making men urinate slowly, frequent urination, nocturia, and even damage the liver function. Therefore, men must take care of the prostate from a young age, otherwise it may be too late to deal with it when it happens. How to maintain the prostate?
Diet and the Prostate
The concept of supplementing body with body is prevalent among Chinese people. Many men use kidneys, animal whips, and even kangaroo meat to supplement their sexual performance. However, the so-called "yang-enhancing foods" are rich in hormones, which may not only stimulate the prostate, but also increase the size of the prostate and even induce prostate cancer.
Unhealthy eating habits may also induce prostate cancer. Regular intake of high-fat foods such as red meat and oil (this type of fat belongs to saturated fatty acids) will induce the occurrence of prostate cancer, and excessively processed foods also contain substances that increase the occurrence of cancer and increase the possibility of cancer.
In addition, you should also drink less diuretic drinks, including coffee, hot cocoa, alcohol, tea, and various soda drinks. Spicy food can also affect the secretory function of the prostate, causing the prostate to be stimulated, congested and swollen. Eat less to prevent dysuria or prostate pain.
If you want to reduce the chance of suffering from prostate disease, it is recommended to take the following nutrients in moderation:
Lycopene is a kind of carotenoid, which has anti-oxidation function (helps to remove free radicals in the body), has health care effects on prostate diseases, can slow down prostate hypertrophy and prevent prostate cancer. Lycopene is mostly found in tomatoes and related products, red guava, grapefruit, watermelon, cherry, persimmon, papaya and other fruits and vegetables.
The zinc content in the body of patients with prostatitis or prostate cancer is significantly lower than that of healthy men, which shows the importance of adequate zinc intake for men.
According to the reference intake of dietary fiber nutrients for Taiwanese , adult males are recommended to consume 15 mg of zinc per day. It is recommended to choose natural foods with higher zinc content, such as oysters, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, pine nuts, peanuts, or lean meat , fish, egg yolk, animal liver.
Soy isoflavones rich in soybeans and other beans can inhibit the hyperplasia of prostate tissue and slow down the symptoms of prostate hypertrophy.
For men who often eat out and have uneven nutritional intake, they can take an appropriate amount of multivitamins or zinc supplements to make up for the nutritional gap.
Finally, pay attention to drinking plenty of water . Highly concentrated urine may stimulate the prostate gland, which may lead to prostate inflammation, prostate hypertrophy and other prostate diseases in the long run. Therefore, it is recommended that men should drink more water at ordinary times, and drink at least 1,500~2,400cc of water every day to dilute the stimulation of urine on the prostate.
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