Any man who wants to have a healthy prostate should pay careful attention to his food choices. Consuming too many not-so-healthy foods and his prostate may pay the price.
Men are notorious for loving their big beefy steaks, triple bacon cheeseburgers and fried foods which do no favors for his prostate health.
Study after study has always directed a man to dump the bad dietary habits and instead embrace a diet rich in vitamin, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Men should consume a diet primarily of plant-based foods including plenty of fruits and vegetables high in fiber and to limit intake of fatty foods and foods high in sugar.
If a man wants to get serious about taking care of his prostate gland to avoid various health issues associated with it, he needs to get serious about reducing his intake of certain foods.
When this happens along with getting regular exercise and losing weight if necessary, he can feel more confident in knowing he is taking care of his prostate in the best way possible.
Here are foods all men should think twice about before eating and how they can negatively affect his prostate:
Red meat and processed meat
A steady diet high in red meat may be associated with an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. A substance called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) is partly to blame for this.
High-fat dairy foods
On the one hand, men need the mineral calcium from dairy foods for maintaining strong bones. But too much of a good thing can backfire by raising the risk of developing prostate cancer. The best advice here is to limit daily intake of whole milk products and to choose instead fat-free or low-fat dairy products which will be healthier for the prostate.
Heavy alcohol consumption
Men who are heavy drinkers, which is defined as those consuming more than 3 drinks a day or more than 20 drinks a week were twice as likely to be diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer as were moderate drinkers.
When it came to different types of alcoholic beverages, only heavy beer consumption was consistently associated with prostate cancer risk.
Foods rich in saturated fats
Saturated fats are well-known for raising the risk of cardiovascular disease but they may also play a role in the development of prostate cancer.
Limiting intake of saturated fat is not only advisable for cardiovascular but may also have a role in the prevention of aggressive prostate cancer.