Prostatitis and Your Diet

Prostatitis is an inflammation or infection of the prostate gland. It can cause abnormal urinary frequency and urgency, painful urination and ejaculation and if left untreated, chronic, recurrent symptoms. This common disorder affects approximately 10% of men. In addition to medication and nutritional supplements, certain diet additions can help alleviate the symptoms of and prevent prostatitis.

These nutrients and foods are beneficial for prostate health:

Vitamin C – Found in spinach, citrus fruits, red berries, kiwi, red and green bell peppers, tomatoes, strawberries, cabbage, and broccoli.

Zinc – Good sources include high protein foods such as red meat, fish and shellfish, dairy products, nuts, whole wheat foods, and legumes.

Saw Palmetto Berry – Can be steeped into a tea, or found in nutritional supplements.

Lycopene – Found in tomatoes.

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