Prostate Cancer 101: What Black Men Need To Know
It’s a vital part of the male reproductive system and many men cringe at the sound of having to get it checked. That’s right! I’m talking about the prostate gland ;-). The prostate is usually only a topic of discussion when prostate cancer makes its way into a conversation, but before a man’s health gets to a life threatening point, everyone needs to know the importance of caring for the prostate and how to do it properly. It’s a lot easier, and painless, than you may think!
Here are a few quick tips on how to care for one of your most important organs.
Walk, Walk, And Walk Again
Regular exercise not only keeps your body looking great, but it also helps to balance the hormonal levels within the body as well as many other chemicals. Research shows that men who participate in physical exercise reduce their risk of an enlarged prostate by 40%! All it takes is 90 minutes of rigorous exercise and you’re on your way to keeping your prostate healthy. Even if you don’t exercise that much, walking has been shown to decrease your risks of prostate cancer dramatically. So get out there and walk!
Research has shown that men who have frequent ejaculations lowered their risk of prostate cancer by 33%. Now this should be a piece of advice every man can follow! If you don’t have a regular partner or a girlfriend/wife that can help you reach the ejaculatory state, then make it a do-it-yourself project. Self pleasuring is a good way to relieve stress quickly and an amazing way to give your prostate a workout to remain healthy!
Eat clean and healthy.
It is amazing what a little change in your diet can do for your overall health! Incorporating snacks that contain zinc and magnesium (these chemicals are needed to create the prostatic fluid that makes up the majority of seminal fluid).
If you really want to reduce your risk of prostate cancer, consider trying to:
Choose a low-fat diet. Foods that contain fats include meats, nuts, oils and dairy products, such as milk and cheese.
In some studies, men who ate the highest amount of fat each day had an increased risk of prostate cancer. While this association doesn’t prove that excess fat causes prostate cancer, reducing the amount of fat you eat each day has other proven benefits, such as helping you control your weight and helping your heart.
Eat more fat from plants than from animals. In studies that looked at fat consumption and…