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It’s a safe assumption that most men dread their annual prostate exams. Being asked to drops one’s pants and bend over is awkward, to say the least, but it’s just a fact of life men have to handle. While it’s impossible to get out of going to the doctor for prostate checks, it is possible to take pro-active measures to keep the prostate healthy and happy.

Before getting started on tips to maintain prostate health, here are some facts about prostate cancer:

 

    • One out of six men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer

 

    • 30,000 men die each year from prostate cancer

 

    • Most men over the age of 70 have some kind of enlargement in the prostate gland

 

  • A father or a brother with prostate cancer more than double’s a man’s risk for developing prostate disease

According to an article by men’s fitness, healthy eating and exercise play a large role in maintaining prostate health.

Eat Your Way to Optimal Health : Tips For Improving Prostate Health

developed advanced prostate cancer Tips For Improving Prostate HealthFruits and vegetables, particularly those containing lycopene such as tomatoes, pink grapefruit, tomatoes, guava and papaya, are helpful because they are antioxidants. Those looking for a little more fiber with their fruits and vegetables can opt for cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, bok choy, kale, and Brussels sprouts.

Other foods that reduce the risk of prostate cancer include those rich in selenium, such as eggs, tuna, herring, wheat germ, seafood and shellfish, beef liver, sunflower seeds, cashews, mushrooms, garlic and onions.

For those who don’t like to eat healthily, there is an easier way. Try blending healthy items together using something like a Magic Bullet. It’s faster to prepare and much more nutritious than eating your run-of-the-mill fast food.

Skip eating foods that are bad for you, that means you might want to ditch any packaged baked goods with hydrogenated oils. This is because men with high levels of trans fats in their blood have twice the risk for prostate-cancer than men with lower levels.

Drink Up for Health

A study by Harvard researchers found that men who drank more than six cups of coffee were 59% less likely to developed advanced prostate cancer than those who did not drink coffee. The reasons why aren’t clear, but it’s a great excuse to continue a coffee habit (decaf coffee works as well).

Sex Can Save your Life

The Journal of the American Medical Association did a study in 2004 that found men who had more than 21 orgasms a month were 30% less likely to have prostate cancer than those who only had four to seven orgasms per month.

Burn Calories

Men who work out five hours a week have a 56% lower risk of death from prostate cancer than those who do not work out. Studies have found that exercise can reduce the risk of fatal forms of prostate cancer by 41%.

Get Checked Annually

A digital rectal exam and a prostate-specific antigen blood test should be a part of every man’s physical beginning at age 50. Men who are at high-risk, such as those with a family history of prostate disease, and African Americans, should start being tested at 45.

Don’t hesitate to tell your doctor about any symptoms of prostate trouble, which include trouble urinating, difficulty getting an erection, blood in the urine or semen, painful ejaculation, lower back or upper thigh pains, and pain or stiffness in the hips.

It’s Your Life

Stay ahead of health issues by treating your body right, going to the doctor regularly, and paying attention to any changes in your body.

About the author : Dana Rasmussen writes about healthy living and exercise. She’s a big fan of the Magic Bullet for her veggie needs.
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