You’re never too young to start looking after your prostate and you don’t have to wait until you are over 50 before you begin to realise just how important good prostate health is. When younger, looking after your health in general terms is sufficient to ensure your prostate remains healthy. By this we mean eating healthily, avoiding smoking, drinking alcohol sensibly and exercising regularly.
However, once you reach the age of 50, it makes sense to pay particular attention to good prostate health as, according to research carried out by the University of Rochester, men over 50 have a 50:50 chance of developing prostate problems such as benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), a non-cancerous enlarging of the prostate. 90% of men over the age of 80 have a 90% chance of developing or having had prostate problems.
Because the prostate is a topic men struggle to talk openly about, there is little sharing of useful and helpful information on what you can do to improve the overall health of your prostate, yet there is a surprising number of options available to you to reduce the chances of your prostate giving you problems, or to restore its health if it is already causing you problems.
Diet and nutrition for good prostate health
Foods rich in beta-sitosterol are believed to be highly beneficial, such as:
- Pumpkin seeds
- Soya beans
- Pecan nuts
Lycopene is understood to reduce BPH inflammation and which is found in:
- Pink grapefruit
Zinc is an important mineral identified for good prostate health and which can be found in:
- Sesame seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Adzuki beans
The Mayo Clinic recognises the role played by Vitamin C in fighting BPH and which can be found in:
- Brussel sprouts
Onions and garlic are also believed to promote good prostate health as well as being generally good for helping to fight off infections by boosting your immune system.
Food and drink to be avoided:
- Refined products like white flour and sugar
- Alcohol, especially beer
The physical side of good prostate health
On top of healthy eating, regular exercise is also beneficial for your health, including that of your prostate. However, there are a number of prostate-specific physical interventions that can help with improving the health of your prostate:
- Frequent ejaculation of semen may help protect the prostate
- Internal prostate massage
- External prostate massage
- Prostate stimulation
- Prostate orgasms
- Prostate milking
Many of the terms mentioned above may be totally new to you and you may not have even been aware that you can have an external prostate massage, let alone an internal one. Prostate health is also closely associated with sexual health, and a healthy prostate can help maintain a healthy sex life. If you have any questions in particular about prostate health, alternative prostate treatments and a prostate massage, or sensual and tantric massage therapy in general, please do not hesitate to get in contact and I will be glad to provide you with the answers.
Natural supplements for good prostate health
We can’t always find what we want or sufficient amounts in terms of minerals and compounds that are proven to be beneficial to our health from the food we eat, which is why the health supplement industry is so massive. While some supplements purport to be beneficial without clinical trial evidence, there are plenty which are backed up with sound clinical evidence for promoting good prostate health, including:
- Rye grass
- Saw palmetto
To sum up, prostate problems don’t mean you simply have to sit back and accept as part of the ageing process, you can actively take steps, both physically as well as nutritionally, to improve the overall health of your prostate.