The right reflexes to protect the prostate

The right reflexes to protect the prostate

Adopt a healthy lifestyle and good nutrition to take care of your prostate.

Prevention by the fork

Of course, nutrition has an impact on prostate health. Therefore, it is important to adopt a balanced and healthy diet to prevent disorders that may affect it!

Be generous with vegetables and fruits, which are rich in antioxidant minerals and vitamins, because their role on the prostate has been proven.

A regular intake of omega-3 fatty acids (fatty fish; rapeseed oil, or nuts) protects against inflammation, processes implicated in the development of benign prostatic hypertrophy or prostate cancer!

On the other hand, certain foods increase the risk of prostate disorders and must be consumed in moderation:

  • Foods containing saturated fats of animal origin (dairy products, grilled red meat, cold cuts) have been associated with an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.
  • Refined simple sugars, found in ready-made meals, sweets and soft drinks, also promote inflammation, and therefore must be avoided!

The importance of an overall healthy lifestyle

Regular sports activities are recommended. However, sports that are too intense or which challenge the pelvic floor (biking, horseback riding) may aggravate prostatic adenoma.

Similarly, the maintenance of reasonable sexual activity plays a protective role.
Tobacco and alcohol, as well as all pro-inflammatory substances, must be avoided. And yes, the higher the inflammation in the body, the greater the risk for the prostate.

To prevent the inconveniences related to prostate disorders, such as a frequent need to urinate, certain habits may be adopted:

  • Avoid holding in urine for long periods of time during an urge to urinate, because the bladder is pushing too hard on the prostate.
  • Avoid constipation, because the stools retained may compress the prostate.
  • Take your time to empty your bladder when you urinate.
  • Adapt your water consumption to your activities: avoid drinking too much before bedtime or a long car ride.

Claire Alcalay

References: AmeliUrofrance