The prostate is a gland located between the bladder and urethra.
Its function is to secrete fluid that nourishes and protects sperm.
As men age, the prostate may encounter complications such as:
Prostatitis (swelling and inflammation), benign prostate hyperplasia
(enlarged prostate), and prostate cancer. Other factors that may
cause difficulties are family history, diet (high animal consumption),
and race (Hispanic and Black males at higher risk).
The National Hispanic Family Health Helpline states that after lung
cancer, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death
among men in the United States. Furthermore, prostate cancer is
the most common cancer among Hispanic men.
Since Hispanic men are at high risk, prevention is vital and
antioxidant and is responsible for the red color we see in foods. It aids
as a free radical (cancerous cells) fighting agent. They allow good
nutrients in the cells and discard cellular toxins from entering the cells.
According to the American Cancer Society, some studies have found
that a diet high in lycopene was linked with a lower risk of prostate cancer.
In order to achieve optimum health you have to eat healthy (living foods),
exercise regularly, drink plenty of water, rest, as well as take the
Work Cited: http://www.hispanichealth.org/assets/pdf/prostate.pdf http://www.cancer.org