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What nutrients support the prostate?

Dr. Berg emphasizes several nutrients and foods that support prostate health. Here are the key points:

  1. Zinc:

    • Zinc is crucial for maintaining prostate health. A zinc deficiency is associated with inflammation and enlargement of the prostate gland, as well as an increased risk of prostate cancer.

    • Zinc helps regulate the flow of urine and plays an essential role in the production of male sex hormones, including testosterone.

  2. Cruciferous Vegetables:

    • Vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts benefit prostate health.

    • These vegetables contain indoles, which help detoxify excess estrogen, promoting hormonal balance.

    • Broccoli, in particular, is noted for its cancer-fighting properties and is especially good for breast and prostate cancer.

  3. Healthy Keto Diet:

    • A well-structured keto meal plan that includes nutrient-dense foods such as lean meats, fatty fish, leafy greens, and cruciferous vegetables supports hormonal balance by reducing estrogen levels over time.

  4. Saw Palmetto and Nettle Root:

    • Saw palmetto is used to alleviate urinary symptoms related to an enlarged prostate (BPH).

    • Nettle root exhibits anti-inflammatory properties and aids in improving urine flow among men with BPH.

  5. Avoiding Phytic Acid:

    • Phytic acid in whole grains and cereals can block zinc absorption. Reducing the intake of these foods can help improve zinc absorption.

These nutrients and dietary recommendations are aimed at supporting prostate health and managing conditions like Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Always consult a healthcare provider before making significant dietary changes, especially if you have other medical conditions.

Last updated: Jun 05, 2024 21:59 PM