Almonds for Prostate Health (And How Much to Eat to Ease BPH)
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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References 
Berges RR, Windeler J, Trampisch HJ, Senge T. Randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial of beta-sitosterol in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. Beta-sitosterol Study Group. Lancet. 1995;345(8964):1529-1532. Berges RR, Kassen A, Senge T. Treatment of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia with beta-sitosterol: an 18-month follow-up. BJU Int. 2000;85(7):842-846. (PubMed)

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.


About Kelley Herring

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.

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