Prostatitis Diet Cure and Food Triggers

As a small gland locates under the bladder and in front of the rectum and just sized like a walnut, the prostate gland plays an important in male's urology and reproductive system, once this small gland get infected, one disease called as prostatitis attends, influencing the patients' lives from every aspect of daily activity.


An old Chinese saying says "a closed mouth catches no flies", this saying can be used for prostatitis too. There is some food will worsen prostatitis patients symptoms, and there is also some food can help improve prostatitis patients symptoms. 


Food that will worsen prostatitis symptoms
. Spicy food
Spicy food can aggravate prostatitis symptoms. The taste spicy is made by an ingredient called capsaicin, this ingredient is always being contained in chili peppers that have been associated with male's urology and reproductive system diseases like interstitial cystitis and irritable bowel syndrome, common food like green and red chili peppers. Prostatitis patients are better not to have food and condiments containing capsaicin, such as chili, tabasco sauce, and the mentioned peppers.


. Alcoholic beverages
Any alcoholic beverage that contains more than 3.2 percent alcohol can irritate the bladder, which in turn can cause more discomfort or pain in prostatitis. Someone may say that 3.2 percent is such a low alcoholic content, it eliminates virtually most available beverages, so it is a wise choice to skip the alcohol for prostatitis patients.


. Caffeine
Caffeinated coffee can irritate male's urinary tract, including the bladder, and increase urinary urgency and frequency. Caffeine also can irritate the walls of the bladder, causing inflammation and discomfort. Prostatitis patients cannot drink caffeinated beverages for this reason.


. Tea
Tea typically black tea contains less caffeine than coffee. In fact, tea was named as one of the five most bothersome foods by men with chronic prostatitis who participated in a survey conducted by a team at Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine. The prostatitis patients can choose decaffeinated and preferably green or white teas. Better yet, select an herbal tea such as hibiscus or herbal teas that may help improve blood circulation, including ginkgo biloba, ginger, and bilberry.


. Wheat and gluten
An intolerance or allergy to wheat and the protein (gluten) that triggers a negative response in many people can be a significant problem for men who have prostatitis. Wheat and gluten (found in several common grains) cause inflammation in some individuals, which is why it pays to try a wheat and/or gluten-free diet for a while to see if the symptoms improve.


Food that can help improve prostatitis symptoms
Eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Go for those with deep, bright color.


. Choose whole-grain bread instead of white bread, and choose whole-grain pasta and cereals.


. Limit the consumption of red meat, including beef, pork, lamb, and goat, and processed meats, such as bologna and hot dogs. Fish, skinless poultry, beans, and eggs are healthier sources of protein.


. Choose healthful fats, such as olive oil, nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans), and avocados. Limit saturated fats from dairy and other animal products. Avoid partially hydrogenated fats (trans fats), which are in many fast foods and packaged foods.


. Avoid sugar-sweetened drinks, such as sodas and many fruit juices. Eat sweets as an occasional treat.


. Cut down on salt. Choose foods low in sodium by reading and comparing food labels. Limit the use of canned, processed, and frozen foods.


. Watch portion sizes. Eat slowly, and stop eating when you are full.


Dietary therapy can only be an assistant treatment for prostatitis, patients need to take medical help for an accurate cure, Chinese herbal medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill works well in curing chronic prostatitis, is a perfect choice for sufferers.​​​​​​​

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