The prostate gland is present in the male reproductive system. There are many men who suffer from prostate problems, mainly an enlarged prostate (also known as Benign Prostate Hyperplasia or BPH), inflammation and prostate cancer. Enlarged prostate gland is not cancerous and does not raise your risk for prostate cancer. This problem occurs usually in men older than 50 years.

Most men experience trouble with urination, traces of blood in the urine and color change of urine.

A diet with excess of calories, very high in animal-based protein could increase the risks of prostate problems.

Diet must include foods rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, lutein, beta-carotene and Zinc. This diet is linked to a healthy prostate. Have foods containing probiotics or quality probiotic supplements which are the beneficial.

Therefore healthy diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, can helps to control the symptoms.

Follow the Diet Chart below strictly for better results.

Vegetables

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Tomatoes
  • Dark Green leafy vegetables
  • Bell peppers
  • Carrot
  • Pumpkin
  • Ash guard
  • Bottle guard
  • Onion
  • Dark Vegetables
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Green coriander
  • Cabbage
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Brussels sprouts

Non-Veg

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Salmon and salmon oil
  • Shellfish
  • Skinless poultry
  • Tuna
  • Egg
  • Fried meat
  • Red meat (Pork, Beef)
  • Grilled meat
  • Sausages

Fatty meat is to be avoided in the prostate problem

Fruits

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Strawberries
  • Cranberries
  • Avocadoes
  • Pomegranate
  • Grapes
  • Cantaloupe
  • Citrus fruits (Oranges etc.)
  • Raspberries
  • Apricots
  • Papaya
  • Watermelon
  • Sugar cane
  • Mango
  • Banana (may cause constipation for some)

These fruits have anti-oxidant properties that is good in this condition.

Fresh fruits, lemon juice, fresh coconut water, orange juice, sugarcane juice and pineapple juice as well as Cranberry and Pomegranate juice is very beneficial.

Spices/Herbs/Oils

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Cayenne pepper(less quantity)
  • Fenugreek
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Thyme
  • Basils
  • Mint
  • Cod liver oil
  • Flax seed/oil
  • Olive oil
  • Sunflower Oil
Avoid Hot spices in prostate enlargement and other prostate problems. These may cause irritation in the organ.

Other Foods

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Sesame seeds
  • Cow ghee
  • Low fat dairy products
  • Pumpkin seeds (1tsp pumpkin seeds powder with 1 glass of milk)
  • Roasted or soaked almonds
  • Turmeric and milk (half tsp. turmeric in a glass of milk)
  • Peanuts and peanut butter
  • Drink water (About 8 glasses of a day)
  • Oily foods
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee
  • Calcium rich foods
  • High Fat Milk and Milk Products
  • Saturated fatty products
  • Fried food Items

The patients are suggested to take the diet plan seriously and follow the instructions regularly. That will not only provide relief from the problem but will also benefit in treating the painful conditions, which arise due to the disorder.

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