Every system in your body requires certain nutrients for proper support, which means a nutrient-rich diet is the best way to ensure your body gets what it needs. Because what you eat matters to prostate health and because the prostate continues to grow with age, proactive care involving proper nutrition is essential to maintain a healthy prostate growth and function.
Getting these prostate-healthy nutrients is easy and can be delicious too. Here are a few recipes that deliver prostate-supporting nutrients and happy taste buds in every bite.
Pomegranates are a prostate’s best friend. They contain powerful polyphenols that help support prostate health by promoting healthy cell growth, size, and function. In addition to this, the beta-carotene found in sweet potatoes is converted into vitamin A in the body and used to promote healthy prostate cell growth. And you can get both in this delicious recipe.
Sweet Potato With Pomegranate, Coconut, and Lime
- 4 sweet potatoes
- ½ cup light coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1 cup pomegranate seeds
- ¼ toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
- Kosher salt
- Lime wedges
- Heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Arrange sweet potatoes, pricked with a fork, on a rimmed baking sheet, and roast until tender, about 45 minutes. Let cool slightly.
- Slice tops and mash sweet potatoes with a fork.
- Divide coconut milk, coconut flakes, cilantro, and pomegranate seeds among sweet potatoes.
- Season with salt. Garnish with additional sprigs of cilantro and serve with lime wedges
You can also get the antioxidant and protective, sulfur-containing compounds in broccoli with this cream of broccoli soup recipe.
With this simple frittata recipe and the recipe below, you can make a satisfying lunch or dinner full of prostate-healthy nutrients. Salmon and other fatty fish are full of omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce oxidative damage and inflammation to prostate cells. By adding the tomato couscous to your salmon, you get plenty of lycopene, a plant carotenoid that supports urinary tract health and healthy prostate cell size and hormone levels.
Maple Glazed Salmon & Mediterranean Couscous
- 4 cups red grape or cherry tomatoes
- 3 large garlic cloves, unpeeled
- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup warm water
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 4 cloves garlic, smashed and sliced
- 2 tablespoons grated ginger
- 1 heaping tablespoon orange zest
- 1-pound salmon fillet
- 2¾ cups chicken broth
- 2¼ cups pearl couscous
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup black olives, pitted and chopped
- ⅓ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- Whisk the soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic, ginger, and orange zest together in a small bowl.
- Place the salmon fillet in a resealable plastic bag and pour in the soy mixture.
- Close the bag, place it onto a plate, and store it in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
- Halve tomatoes and arrange cut sides up in a single layer on a large baking pan with the unpeeled garlic. Roast in the middle of the oven for about 1 hour.
- Let the tomatoes cool in the pan on a rack for 30 minutes.
- Squeeze roasted garlic out of its skin and puree with olive oil, water, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and ½ cup roasted tomatoes in a blender until the dressing is very smooth.
- Bring the chicken broth to a boil, stir in couscous, and simmer, uncovered, for 6 minutes. Cover pan and remove from heat. Let stand for 10 minutes.
- Preheat your broiler and remove the salmon from the bag, discarding the garlic.
- Place onto a baking tray and broil for 8 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
- Transfer couscous to a bowl and stir with the dressing, roasted tomatoes, olives, parsley, mint, thyme, salt, and pepper to taste.
- Serve salmon with couscous and enjoy.
Just because something is sweet doesn’t mean it’s bad for you. You can satisfy your sweet tooth and still get nutrients that support prostate health. Cranberries have long been known to support urinary function and when combined with the antioxidants in pomegranates, these fruits help promote prostate function and regular urination schedules so you don’t have to worry about getting up through the night to go to the bathroom. With this sweet treat, there is no need to feel guilty about indulging.
Cranberry & Pomegranate Pie
- 9-inch prepared pie shell
- ⅔ cup pomegranate seeds
- 1 ½ cup brown sugar
- 5 eggs slightly beaten
- 1 ½ cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- ¼ cup butter melted
- 1 ¼ cup light corn syrup
- In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, vanilla, and eggs.
- Whisk until well-combined.
- Fold in walnuts, cranberries, and pomegranate seeds.
- Pour into a 9-inch unbaked pie shell.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 50–65 minutes.
- The center will still be slightly jiggly, but the edges will be set and golden brown.
- Cool completely and serve.
A balanced diet is essential so your prostate gets the nutrients it needs. In addition to diet, the scientifically-formulated supplement, ProstateMD®, combines unadulterated USPlus® saw palmetto with additional ingredients to promote prostate function and quality of life in older men.
- USPlus® saw palmetto contains three times the beta carotene, ten times the amount of lutein, and 30 times the zeaxanthin of typical saw palmetto extracts for superior prostate support.
- Pumpkin seed oil with saw palmetto oil has been found to help promote quality of life by reducing inflammation that can damage prostate cells.
- Pygeum helps support urinary tract function through the combined effects of reducing inflammation and free radical scavenging to protect vital organs in your body, including the kidneys and prostate.
- Pine bark extract helps to maintain healthy hormone levels and helps promote healthy urine flow.
- Stinging nettle helps promote healthy prostate size, containing several antioxidant nutrients that protect cells and tissues from oxidative damage, to reduce the risk of BPH and prostate cancer. Stinging nettle also promotes the production of nitric oxide in the body. This molecule plays an important role in urinary tract health for normal urinary flow.
- Sunflower lecithin helps support the activity of certain enzymes that work to promote the healthy growth of prostate cells.
The nutrients your prostate needs must come from food, so a daily routine that includes a balanced diet, exercise, and stress management is the best way to promote healthy prostate size and reduce the risk of more serious problems. These nutrient-rich recipes are a delicious place to start, and for some extra prostate support, add ProstateMD® to your health routine. The path to optimal prostate health and vitality starts here.