10 diet and exercise tips for a healthier prostate, according to research done by the Harvard Medical School.
1. Eat your veggies! Try for at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day.
2. Go for the grain. When there’s a choice between the two, wheat is better than white.
3. Limit the red. Opt for fish and skinless poultry, indulging in red and processed meat just once in a while.
4. Recognize the difference. Choose healthier fats rather than saturated. Fats found in foods such as nuts and avocados are much better than fats found in fast and packaged foods.
5. Drink better. Opt for the sugary sodas and juices on rare occasions, as well as sweets.
6. Too salty. Cut down on this tableside seasoning, limiting canned and frozen foods as well.
7. Too big, too fast. Eat smaller portions and at a slower pace so you know when you’re really full.
8. Stay active. Men who exercise more often, are less likely to suffer from BPH.
9.Physical perks. A Health Professionals study showed that men who run an hour and a half each week, or do three hours of rigorous outdoor work, are 20 percent less likely to develop erectile dysfunction.
10. Less pain. Studies prove, men who exercise regularly also experience less prostatitis pain, anxiety and depression and have a better quality of life.
To learn more, please visit http://www.health.harvard.edu/
Please be sure to attend the Wellness Speaker Series: Things to Know about Your Prostate Gland on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 7-8 p.m. in the Enatai room. $5/member.