Prostate health is an important part of overall wellness for African American men. According to doctors with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Black men have a greater risk of getting prostate cancer, and a more aggressive type, than white men. And like many diseases, food and diet can be a tremendous tool in keeping the prostate healthy. 

What is the prostate? 

The prostate is a gland located between the bladder and the penis. About the size of a walnut, it lies just in front of the rectum.
The prostate’s most important function is the production of a fluid that, nurtures sperm cells and makes up semen.

Foods for a Healthy Prostate 

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Mediterranean Diet
  • Broccoli
  • Cayenne
  • Green tea
  • Berries
  • Beans
  • Watermelon

Incorporate these foods and herbs into your diet to improve prostate health. 

*Always consult your physician to address prostate health.