Right now, it is estimated that half the men over 50 suffer from prostatic hyperplasia. In plain words, half the men over 50 that you know are already suffering from prostatic hyperplasia, even if they have no symptoms. As the frequency of prostatic hyperplasia increases with age, it has been estimated that by 80 years of age, 90% of men already suffer from prostatic hyperplasia, and a large percentage of them have intense symptoms. Prostatic hyperplasia is characterized by nocturia, namely the need to go to the toilet during the night, two or three times, or even more. The good news is that a healthy diet can reduce the risk of this problem or the intensity of the symptoms, if you already suffer from it. There are many ways to treat this problem, such as medication, herbs, dietary supplements, exercise, and surgery, of course. In this video, we're talking about the changes you can make to your diet. Increased weight. The most important thing someone suffering from prostatic hyperplasia can do in order to significantly reduce the symptoms is to follow a healthy diet that will ensure that you have a normal weight. A very large percentage of men over 50 are overweight. If you follow a diet that reduces your weight to normal, the symptoms of prostatic hyperplasia will reduce significantly. If you have a prostate problem and you are overweight, the first thing you can do is start a healthy and balanced diet, in order to lose weight. This is the most important thing of what we're saying today. Flax. Studies have shown again and again that flax helps reduce the prostate mass and the visits to the toilet during the night. Let me point out that what helps most with the symptoms of prostatic hyperplasia is not flax oil, but fibers, which are called lignins. What I'm telling you is really important, because studies have shown that flax oil doesn't help. In fact, there are some data suggesting that flax oil may even be harmful. In any case, 1-2 tablespoons of flax a day significantly help improve prostatic hyperplasia and the symptoms that it involves. Fruits and vegetables that are rich in lutein. Lutein is a substance that exists in plants and has a strong antioxidant effect, and you'd better make sure you include sufficient lutein in your diet. Fruits and vegetables that are rich in lutein are spinach, green beans, purple amaranth, rocket, carrots, sweet potatoes, broccoli, peppers, parsley and pistachio. Fruits and vegetables that are rich in beta-carotene. Beta-carotene has a very strong antioxidant effect too and you can find it in many fruits and vegetables in high content. A lot of the fruits and vegetables that are rich in lutein are rich in beta-carotene too, but in addition to those, you should know that much beta-carotene is also contained in apricots and peas. But you should also know that lutein is more useful than beta-carotene, therefore it's more important to focus on the foods I mentioned earlier that are rich in lutein. Fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamin C. Studies have also focused on a series of fruits and vegetables that contain vitamin C and seem to help treat the symptoms of prostatic hyperplasia, so you'd better include them in your diet too. The most useful ones are kiwis, strawberries and citrus fruits, which include our favorite oranges. Fruits and vegetables that are rich in lycopene. Lycopene is a strong antioxidant too, which is contained in plant-based foods, and some studies have shown that it has a relatively beneficial action on prostate. Studies haven't shown it's not as effective as the foods I mentioned earlier, but you'd better include it in your diet too as frequently as possible. Foods rich in lycopene are tomatoes, grapefruit, watermelon, red peppers, asparagus and red cabbage. These foods are extremely healthy, besides containing lycopene. Let me point out that, in general, a diet that is rich in plant-based foods, particularly foods containing leafy vegetables and small fruits, is the most beneficial one for prostatic hyperplasia. Studies have shown that diets that are very rich in protein, especially animal protein, are associated more often with prostatic hyperplasia, so you'd better avoid them. Let's see more details about the foods that you must avoid if you have a prostate problem and you don't want it to get worse, or if you don't want any problems with your prostate. Red meat. Studies are rather clear, because it has been proven that red meat is associated with up to 40% higher risk of prostatic hyperplasia. So, you'd better avoid red meat as much as possible. If it's possible, hardly ever eat it. Fats. Studies have shown that all fats increase the risk of prostatic hyperplasia. This means that even good fats, such as fats from Omega-3, flax oil and, unfortunately, olive oil too, are associated with a higher risk of prostatic hyperplasia. This has been explained biochemically, because fats increase some substances that increase the prostate mass. Finally, I'd like to stress and remind two important things. First, let me repeat that it is really important to have a normal weight. If you don't, you should start a diet that will ensure you have a normal weight. Second, you should have your vitamin D tested and fixed. Studies have shown again and again that people with low vitamin D suffer from prostatic hyperplasia more frequently, and the treatment of vitamin D deficiency helps deal with this situation. If you take vitamin D, you should definitely watch the video I posted a few months ago, which says that we shouldn't take vitamin D any hour of the day. Vitamin D is safe only when taken at particular hours of the day. If you want to find out when, click on the video on my right, in order to find out. Thank you!

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