almonds for prostate health

Almonds for Prostate Health (And How Much to Eat to Ease BPH)

by Kelley Herring on December 6, 2012

If you’ve been reading Healing Gourmet for a while, you probably know that there are many foods that can boost prostate health. And almonds are one of them.

Almonds For Prostate Health: Just a Little Reduces BPH Symptoms

Recent research suggests beta-sitosterol found in almonds and other nuts may benefit benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

In a six-month study of 200 men with BPH, 60 mg per day of a beta-sitosterol improved the symptoms of BPH and increased urine flow.

A follow-up study reported that these improvements in symptoms of BPH were maintained for up to18 months in the 38 participants who continued consuming beta-sitosterol after the study ended.

The best way to get the benefits of almonds for prostate health? You can get 60 mg of beta-sitosterol by enjoying two ounces of almonds.

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About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

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