1. You know what is coming . . . eat your fruits and vegetables.
It cannot be said enough that a diet rich in a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables goes a long way toward a healthy body. Everyone should get at least 5 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables a day. When we are talking specifically about prostate health and fresh foods there are a few important players in the game.
The best vegetables to get every day are dark green leafies like kale and spinach and cruciferous veggies like broccoli because they contain important minerals and antioxidants to support healthy cell development and fight the effects of aging. When it comes to fruit it’s hard to beat the blueberry! Those little berries are a powerhouse of antioxidants and fiber. Another great fruit for prostate health is watermelon. Watermelon is rich in a nutrient know as lycopene which has been researched to support a healthy prostate.
I am sure you’ve heard the term superfood. Special foods that are considered superfoods have an abundance of nutrients that do more to support a healthy body than other foods. When we are considering a healthy prostate try eating more raw sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or walnuts nuts. They are high in phytosterols and minerals which support healthy cells. Phytosterols are a class of nutrients shown to promote healthy immune response.
2. Switch up your morning routine.
If you still need that boost you’re use to getting from your morning coffee try a short brisk am walk to warm up your body and your mind. According to studies brisk morning exercise can have greater benefits for alertness and mental acuity that stimulants like caffeine.
3. Get moving more often and more vigorously and go OUTSIDE.
In an article published by the Mayo Clinic it was stated that moderate to vigorous activity was key in supporting prostate health.
Try getting your family or friends involved in taking hikes, biking, or a friendly team sport to make it more fun. In fact the more fun it is the more likely you are to make it a habit. Getting outside in the sunshine for a bit of vitamin D3 is beneficial too! D3 is an immune-friendly key nutrient that people simply need more of in their lives. So wisely enjoy some time in the sun with sunscreen or by avoiding the most intense rays of the day between noon and 3:00.
4. What’s on the menu for dinner?
Fun fact, fresh fish like salmon contains beneficial fats called Omega 3s, but you probably already know that little fact. You have also most likely heard that omega 3 is helpful to a healthy heart. It’s also helpful to a healthy prostate.
Traditional diets rich in omega 3 fats have shown to support the health of multiple organs and functions of the body. Try it grilled with a bit of Dijon mustard, dill, and garlic smeared on top. It’s a tangy and delicious way to give your body a boost.
5. Implement a daily supplement routine.
Traditional herbs and key nutrients can be supportive along side a responsible diet and lifestyle. Saw Palmetto is a good example of a traditional herb used and studied in aiding prostate health by reducing inflammation. Saw palmetto is an herb native to North America and was used in tribal cultures and now appears in capsules and tablets.
The long and short of it is eat a diet full of colorful vibrant fruits and veggies, nuts, seeds and fish every day. Move and move some more. Get out in the sunshine and help your body make some D3. Implement the benefits of responsibly made supplements with nutrients including phytosterols, D3 and saw palmetto like what you will see right here.