Most of older men, beyond the age 60 show affects of prostate enlargement that include frequent urination, uncontrolled dribbling post urination, painful ejaculation and burning sensation while urinating. Prostate gland starts growing from puberty onwards and keeps growing and show symptoms only post 40 and its effects beyond 60 or more.
Enlarged prostate needs to be treated as the enlargement puts an extra pressure over urethra and leads to weakened bladder and urination problems. If left untreated, an enlarged prostate may worsen the problems and may cause prostate cancer. It is always better to reduce prostate inflammation with effective diet solutions.
Diet Remedies For An Enlarged Prostate
Consume several watermelon slices and collect its seeds in one cup. When cup becomes 1/8 full, put these seeds in 1 pint jar and add boiling water to prepare watermelon tea.
Once it gets cooled, strain and drink one pint of tea in a day and continue the diet for a minimum of 10 days. Water melon tea is effective in flushing out the toxic wastes and overcoming all prostate and bladder associated problems.
Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc and possess diuretic properties that are very beneficial for treating difficult urination problems associated with non cancerous enlarged prostate and builds up the immune system. Just eat plain pumpkin seeds and while relishing the taste, overcome prostate troubles.
One can also prepare pumpkin tea by crushing a handful of pumpkin seeds and putting them in one pint jar, now fill it with boiling water and consume this tea on daily basis.
Omega 3 Foods
Include 2 servings of omega 3 oils and fish of salmon, mackerel and tuna in the diet to incorporate omega 3 fats that aid in overcoming prostate problems and tumor growth associated with enlarged prostate. Thus, possibility of enlarged prostate heading towards prostate cancer is minimized.
Soy Based Foods
To root out prostate problems, include soy based foods in the diet. Soy rich foods comprise of phytoestrogens that help in lowering testosterone production that is involved in progression of cancerous growth in prostate. Phytoestrogens also check the growth of blood capillaries to advancing tumors of prostate, thereby inhibiting their growth.
Drink Corn Silk
Since, olden days, silk corn is being used as a remedy to reduce symptoms of prostate enlargement. Cut silk from 6 fresh corns and put it in one quarter of boiled water and simmer for 10 minutes. Drink three cups of corn silk every week and continue the remedy for a month or more till one experiences improvement in prostate symptoms.
Add More Tomatoes
Add more tomatoes in the regular diet as 2 servings of tomatoes a week helps to reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 59 percent. Tomatoes are full of lycopene, a potent antioxidant that fights away cancerous growth of enlarged prostate. Tomatoes can also be used in form of sauce or juice to include more of the effective antioxidant in the diet.
Finally, do not forget to drink 8 glasses of water on daily basis and limit alcohol or beer intake as it elevates prolactin levels that can lead to prostate enlargement. Avoid consumption of red meats and fatty foods that may aggravate the prostate enlargement and associated problems.