Reduce Your Risk Of Prostate Problems
If you are concerned about your risk of prostate problems, you may be interested in a prostate cancer prevention plan. Although there are no guaranteed methods to prevent prostate cancer, you may still reduce your risk of prostate cancer by making healthy lifestyle changes, such as exercising and eating a healthy diet.
Reducing excess fat can help strengthen your heart and overall health. Start to reduce your risk of having prostate problems by eating and maintaining a low-fat diet. Foods that contain fat include meats, oils and dairy products. Eliminate fatty foods by choosing low-fat variety options and choosing leaner cuts of protein. It is better to eat a plant-based diet. Fats from animals are likely to be associated with an increased risk of prostate problems. Animal products that you should avoid that may contain large amounts of fats include lard, and butter. Consider replacing butter with olive oil.
Supplementing small changes like nuts or seeds instead of cheese on your salad is also beneficial. Increase the amount of vegetables and low sugar fruits in your diet. Fruits and vegetables are impacted with vitamins and nutrients and are believed to help reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Include omega 3 fatty acids for protein in your diet, such as fish or flaxseed.
Men who are considered overweight; a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, may have an increased risk of prostate problems. If you are obese, work on losing weight with exercising and and a healthy lifestyle. You can do this by reducing the number of calories you eat each day and increasing the amount of exercise you do. Exercise for at least 30 minutes for four to five days out of the week. If you haven’t exercised in a while, set an appointment with your doctor to make sure it is ok for you to get begin exercising. When you do start up exercising again, remember to start slowly. You can even start with small physical activity such as parking your car farther away from your destination or taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
For those with a higher risk of prostate cancer, there may be additional options for risk reduction, such as medications. If you believe you may be at risk of prostate cancer, discuss it with your healthcare professional.