If you have any concerns over the health of your prostate, I have found a few simple life changes that can reduce your chance of major health problems. The numbers about prostate issues are terrifying, one in five men over 50 have been found to have cancerous cells in their prostate. Of all men between the ages of 40 and 60, around half have an enlarged prostate.
What you can do to avoid these issues. Well, first of all drink lots of water. Men should drink about 3 liters of water every day. Water makes up 60 percent of your body and is absolutely vital to providing nutrients to your cells and removing toxins from your organs. Having enough water in your diet also helps keep your colon clear. If waste builds up in your colon, it can poison your body over time. To make sure that you are getting enough water each day, check your urine. It should be mostly colorless and odorless. If it is not, add a few more glasses of water to your daily routine.
Second, you need to set up yearly appointments with your doctor for prostate exams. Now I know that none of us want to suffer through these exams, but early detection is still the best way to defeat prostate cancer. Waiting may only give the cancer a chance to grow and spread.
Next, you need to add more fruit and veggies to your diet. Fruits to make sure that you add more of are watermelon, pink grapefruit, tomatoes, and guava. These fruits all contain lycopene which has been shown to reduce prostate ailments. Also add Brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds to your diet. Now, if you start eating all of these every day, you are going to probably get some nasty diarrhea. So, used moderation and just add one or two of these fruits every day to your diet. Also, nuts contain high amounts of fat, so just eat one or two Brazil nuts and a handful or so of pumpkin seeds every day.
The last tip for prostate health is to keep the rest of you body healthy. Exercise at least three times a week. Reduce the amount of red meat that you consume, and consider picking one day a week to go vegetarian to help your body flush toxins. Also, keep your alcohol consumption to a moderate level. There are tons of great prostate health tips, but make sure that you talk to your doctor before starting any questionable supplement regiments.