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Diet Chart For enlarged prostate

Last Updated: Jun 20, 2024

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Enlarged prostate diet is a diet that is followed to ease the symptoms of benign prostate hyperplasia. Certain foods and beverages are known to have an impact on prostate health because of their effects on testosterone and other hormones.

Research has found that a diet primarily consisting of meat or dairy products can increase the risk of prostate enlargement and cancer. This is especially true if a person does not incorporate enough vegetables into their diet. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats is thought to protect the prostate.

Some of the foods that can be included in enlarged prostate diet are:

  1. Salmon is rich in healthy fats that contain omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent and reduce inflammation within the body.
  2. Tomatoes are packed with lycopene, an antioxidant that may benefit prostate gland cells. Cooking tomatoes, such as in tomato sauce or soup, helps to release the lycopene and make it more readily available to the body.
  3. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are excellent sources of antioxidants, which help to remove free radicals from the body.
  4. Oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruits are all high in vitamin C, which may help to protect the prostate gland.
  5. Food items like red meat, dairy products, caffeine, alcohol and sodium should be avoided.

Diet Chart

Sunday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Brown bread sandwich with beated egg white.(4 slice bread)
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 portion Fruits(Papaya, Grapefruit,Pineapple, Blueberry, Orange, Apple, cherries.)
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)Tofu Veg pulav rice 1.5 cup+ 1 cup Low fat curd.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 cup carrot beetroot salad
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 roti/ Chapathi+ spinach subji 1/2 cup.
Monday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)chappati-3+ Egg roast 1/2 cup/ 1cup egg curry( 2 egg)
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)green gram sprouts with tomato and olive oil 1 cup
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)4 Roti+1/2 cup salad + Fish curry (Mackerel 80 gm).
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 portion Fruits(Papaya, Grapefruit,Pineapple, Blueberry, Orange, Apple, cherries.)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 Roti / chappathi.+ Tomato subji 1/2 cup.
Tuesday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Fermented ragi dosa 3 +Tomato /green chutney.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 portion Fruits(Papaya, Grapefruit,Pineapple, Blueberry, Orange, Apple, cherries.)
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1.5 cup rice+Kidney beans curry 1 cup + Tuna curry ( 80g)+ Ladies finger subji 1/2 cup.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 glass soya milk.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Wheat dosa 3 + 1 cup Bitter guard subji.
Wednesday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Besan cheela 3 + 1 tbs green chutney.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)Broccoli salad 1 cup
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)4 chapati+Oyster roast(6 medium Oysters)+ Dhal 1/2 cup+ cucumber salad 1/2 cup.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)green gram sprouts with tomato and olive oil, 1 cup
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Broken weat upma 1 cup+ 1/2 cup green beans subji
Thursday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Mushroom Paratha 2 + Tomato chutney.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)plane Yoghurt with raw vegetables / grilled vegetables -1 cup
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1.5 cup rice+ chicken curry( 150 gm chicken)+ Palak subji 1/2 cup+ 1/2 cup low fat curd.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 portion Fruits(Papaya, Grapefruit,Pineapple, Blueberry, Orange, Apple, cherries.)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 Roti/ chapati+ Broccoli subji 1/2 cup.
Friday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Oats upma 1 cup.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 portion Fruits(Papaya, Grapefruit,Pineapple, Blueberry, Orange, Apple, cherries.)
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1.5 cup rice+ Mushroom curry 1/2 cup + Ladies finger subji 1/2 cup.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 cup Avacado cucumber tomato salad.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 Roti / chappathi+Ridge guard subji 1/2 cup.
Saturday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM) Paneer Paratha 3+ Green chutney.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 cup boilled chick peas with red pepper.
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1/2 cup rice + 3 medium chappati+ Boilled Fish 1 cup( salmon 80 g)+ Snake guard subji 1/2 cup.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 portion Fruits(Papaya, Grapefruit,Pineapple, Blueberry, Orange, Apple, cherries.)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Broken wheat upma 1 cup+ 1/2 cup green beans subji

Food Items To Limit

  1. Red Meat : it elevates levels of arachidonic acid in your body, and that, in turn, increases inflammation in prostate.
  2. Eggs & Poultry : Egg yolks also have high levels of arachidonic acid, which, as mentioned earlier, increases inflammation. Try eating only the egg white, as this is a good source of protein.
  3. Processed foods & sugar : Highly processed food (which tends to include junk food and take-aways) and refined sugar all increase inflammation in your system.
  4. Caffeine : Avoiding or limiting your caffeine intake including coffee, tea and fizzy drinks can make a big difference to your urinary health.
  5. Spicy foods : Curries, chilli, hot sauces can make tasty meals but men with an enlarged prostate need to be wary of spicy foods like these, as they can irritate the bladder and prostate, causing urinary symptoms associated with BPH.
  6. Dairy : Dairy is typically high in saturated fats as well as inflammatory chemicals which can worsen your symptoms.
  7. Alcohol : Avoiding alcohol is recommended as it acts as an irritant in the bladder and prostate, resulting in the need to urinate frequently.

Do's And Dont's

Do's & Don'ts:

  1. A low fat diet lessen BPH symptoms
  2. Eat Four or more servings of vegetables a day
  3. Focus on high level of physical activity and no "belly fat"
  4. Eat Vitamin C rich foods. Vegetables highest in vitamin C include bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, snow or snap peas, cauliflower, kale, and tomato or vegetable juices.
  5. Eat zinc rich foods.Foods higher in zinc include oysters, crab, baked beans, duck, lamb and beef (lean).
  6. Healthy habits such as regular exercise, watching your waistline, eating your vegetables and limiting dietary fat may help with BPH as well as lower your risk of erectile dysfunction, diabetes and heart disease.

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Food Items You Can Easily Consume

  1. Brazil nuts : These seeds/nuts are also a very good source of zinc, another mineral that plays an important role in maintaining a healthy prostate.
  2. Broccoli : Broccoli contains high amounts of the phytonutrients sulforaphane and the indoles, both of which have anticancer properties.
  3. Cayenne : Cayenne peppers get their heat from a high concentration of a substance called capsaicin. While capsaicin is widely known for its ability to reduce pain, they also help kill cancer cells, including prostate cancer cells.
  4. Green tea : Green tea contains antioxidant compounds called catechins, a type of polyphenol that destroy certain bacteria and viruses, boost the immune system, and fight prostate cancer.
  5. Muhsrooms : Mushrooms contain ergothioneine’s forte which has potent antioxidant properties to protect the cells throughout the body, including the prostate.
  6. Pomegranates : Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants and a phytonutrient called ellagitannin, which is especially helpful in promoting prostate health.
  7. Pumpkin seeds : The oil in pumpkin seeds can help prevent the hormones from triggering multiplication of prostate cells.
  8. Salmon : Omega-3 fatty acids are an important nutrient for supporting prostate health, and a delicious, nutritious way to get these omega-3s is with salmon.
  9. Tomatoes : They contain Lycopene which is a potent antioxidant that have properties that enhance prostate health.

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Written ByDrx Hina FirdousPhD (Pharmacology) Pursuing, M.Pharma (Pharmacology), B.Pharma - Certificate in Nutrition and Child CarePharmacology
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