Houston Metro Urology

Monday, May 4, 2015

Health Foods for BPH

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or (BPH) is nothing to joke around with. The symptoms alone can be detrimental to your way of life. Your constant trips to the bathroom along with difficulty urinating has lead you to pay a visit to your urologist. You go through all the treatments and take the prescribed medication but you still want to go the extra mile to preserve your prostate health. A great next step to take is your diet. Here are some helpful prostate super foods that may help maintain a healthy prostate and can keep you on the right track.

 This amazing fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 can protect you from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis. All these benefits are fantastic, but how does it affect your prostate? A little known fact is that Omega 3 also aids in the synthesis of prostaglandin, which is a hormone-like substance that participates in a wide range of body functions; such as the relaxation of smooth muscle, the dilation and constriction of blood vessels, control of blood pressure, and the modulation of inflammation.

Bell Peppers contain more vitamin C then any other vegetable. However, this type of vitamin C is not found in fruits. In fact, the only type of vitamin C that may lower your risk of an enlarged prostate comes from vegetables. Fruit’s vitamin C does not have the same affect.  One cup of raw bell peppers contains 195 percent of your daily dose of vitamin C so get choppin’ on those cutting boards!

A plant sterol called beta-sitosterol is abundant in the delicious avocado. Studies have shown that beta-sitosterol can help reduce the symptoms associated with BPH. Men taking beta-sitosterol supplements have a better flow of urine and less residual volume. At your next party, make guacamole a must have dipper on your table.

These are healthy editions to your diet that don’t only taste great, but are great for you. Who says you have to sacrifice health for taste? 

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