“The risk of an enlarged prostate, also called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH, increases about 4 percent a year after age 55. By age 60, half of men will have BPH. That number jumps to 95 percent by age 85. And, yes, diet does seem to be related.”
There are two particular nutrients that have been shown to help prevent prostate enlargement: Zinc and Vitamin C
Where to get Zinc from foods?
- lean beef
- baked beans
- vegetable juices
- brussels sprouts
- snow or snap peas
- bell peppers
In addition to food, there are lifestyle choices that can prevent the enlargement of the prostate:
- Eat your vegetables! 5+ servings per day
- Of course, physical activity
- No belly fat! this is the fat that is the most dangerous for, not only the prostate, but for other part of the body and functions.
- A low-fat diet
- AND….2 glasses of alcohol per day!