7. Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds also help an enlarged prostate shrink in size. The seeds contain diuretic properties that help urine flow. They are also high in zinc. Men with enlarged prostate usually have a zinc deficiency. In addition, the seeds have omega-3 fatty acids that aid prostate functioning.
- The best way to enjoy pumpkin seeds is to eat them plain without adding any salt. A handful of seeds per day are enough.
- Alternatively, put a handful of crushed fresh pumpkin seeds in a large cup. Add boiling water to the cup and allow it to cool to room temperature. Strain and drink a cup of this tea, a few times a week.
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene that helps ease the symptoms of BPH. Lycopene helps lower the level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) connected to prostate inflammation and BPH. It helps lower bladder pressure and, in turn, helps shrink the enlarged prostate.
- Include tomatoes and tomato products like tomato sauce, puree and juice in your diet.
- You can also take a lycopene supplement, after consulting your doctor.