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Top 12 Food Components that Keep Your Prostate Healthy and Fight Cancer
With almost a quarter of a million men diagnosed with prostate cancer in the US every year, and more than 30,000 men dying from this disease, don’t you wonder why more people aren’t talking about it?
Prostate cancer and BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, a non-cancerous swelling of the prostate gland) truly used to be a disease of the elderly, with most patients not being diagnosed with this disease until their mid-80’s. Now it is being seen in men as early as 50 years of age.
If you have read our article about prostate cancer, its symptoms and risk factors, then you know the main 4 symptoms: urination problems, pain in the hips or pelvis, blood in the semen, and erectile dysfunction.
What can you do to stop the development of BPH and cancer of the prostate?
Although you can’t do anything about race or genetics, but you can keep your weight down. Obese men run a higher risk. Also, men who eat a diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and fish have a lower risk than men who eat lots of red meat.
You can also take some of the following 12 food components that are known for supporting a healthy prostate and immune system. Mother Nature has provided us with everything we need to stay healthy for many, many years. Isn’t it great that we can probably avoid the #2 killer of men simply by consuming food with particular elements, or adding herbs and roots to our meals? Keep reading for our list of the 12 best.
Not widely known in the US, Suma regulates and improves the endocrine system. Digestive and cardiovascular system, as well as boosts the immune system. It contains lots of essential minerals, vitamins, amino acids, trace elements, as well as a powerful immune system stimulator, a trace element called germanium. It’s this substance that is thought to give Suma cell building and regenerating effects by bringing more oxygen to the cells.
This herb has a strange name, but it really stimulates the immune system. It increases stem cells in both the bone marrow and lymph tissues. It triggers immune cells to go from a resting state to an active state. It also activates natural killer cells and T-cells. The polysaccharides this herb contains were shown in some studies to activate the immune-mediated anti-tumor activity of interleukin-2. This means it improved the response of lymphocytes in both normal subjects and those with cancer as well.
3. Hydrangea Root
More than just a pretty flower, the root from these plants contains glycosides, resins, saponins, rutin, flavonoids, and essential oils. This root extract is well recognized as working to treat enlarged or inflamed prostate glands.
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