Nearly 250,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year and nearly 30,000 men will die of prostate cancer. Several million men will have benign enlargement of the prostate gland which can wreck havoc on a man’s quality of life. This article will discuss the use of nuts for preventing prostate disease.
At this time, there is no specific way to prevent prostate cancer. but you may reduce your risk by following a few of these suggestions.
- Consume ample servings of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
- Choose foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals.
- Avoid high-fat foods and excessive red meat
- Exercise regularly, 4-5 times a week for 20 minutes at a time
- Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing any signs and symptoms that may worry you or increase your risk.
Men suffering from prostate diseases may significantly reduce their symptoms by consuming nuts like almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios and walnuts. The findings showed that people who consume nuts five or more times in a week had a 34 per cent decreased risk of mortality due to prostate cancer in comparison to those who consumed nuts less than once per month.
Just 1.5 ounces of nuts per day (about 1/3 cup) can have a positive impact on health including heart health.
A recent study published in the British Journal of Cancer, the team evaluated 47,299 men, for an overall period of 26 years.
The participants were diagnosed with prostate cancer and only 10 per cent of them died from prostate cancer. These findings add to the growing body of evidence showing that nuts should be part of a healthy diet.
Bottom Line: Although no one knows what are the root causes for prostate disease, having a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and eating nuts may just improve the symptoms of prostate problems. If you have any questions, speak to your doctor.