What diet should you follow for prostatitis?

Treatment of prostatitis of any form and type involves an integrated approach. And diet therapy is nowhere near last. In this article you will learn which foods have a positive effect on the healing process and which are better to reject. And also about the basic rules and principles of nutrition in prostatitis.

Doctors also recommend following a diet when treating acute as well as chronic prostatitis. Therefore, patients need to know how to properly prepare food during therapy, as well as the most popular and delicious recipes that can be cooked.

General principles and goals of the diet

The main principle of the prostatitis diet is proper and healthy nutrition. The restriction in products is used for medical and prophylactic purposes. While adhering to the diet, the composition of the blood improves significantly, the functioning of the digestive organs, as well as the genitourinary system, is normalized, which in turn leads to a decrease in the load on the prostate and an increase in the absorption of drugs. The patient's pelvic discomfort disappears, sexual function improves, and the risk of prostatitis recurring is minimized.

The main goals of the diet for this disease are:

  • normalization of the amount of urine;
  • Removal of inflammation;
  • Relieving pain and swelling;
  • Removing excess salt from the body;
  • Stool normalization;
  • increased immunity;
  • Reducing the amount of fats and carbohydrates consumed;
  • Speeding up recovery.

Prohibited foods

Experts have identified a list of products that should be completely abandoned during the treatment period:

  • Yeast dough;
  • Confectionery;
  • spicy, salty and smoked meat;
  • alcoholic drinks;
  • Conservation;
  • fatty meat and fish;
  • all kinds of legumes;
  • Cabbage;
  • Citrus fruits;
  • Plum;
  • Carbonated beverages;
  • strong tea and coffee;
  • Keep sauces;
  • Chocolate.

Approved Products

The list of products that make up the diet menu for prostatitis is quite large, so each patient can easily choose dishes according to his preferences:

  • lean meat (rabbit, lamb, veal);
  • lean poultry (chicken, turkey, quail);
  • low-fat types of fish (sea fish should be preferred);
  • Dairy products;
  • Chicken eggs;
  • Grain;
  • Bread (bran or rye);
  • all types of pasta;
  • Vegetables in any form;
  • Fruit;
  • Berry;
  • Nuts;
  • freshly squeezed juices;
  • Herbal tea.

Goose, duck and semolina should be consumed in limited quantities.

Sour cream can only be used to serve various dishes, butter can only be used as an addition to porridge or pasta, as well as in a thin layer on bread.

Performance characteristics

In the acute form of the disease

The diet for acute prostatitis involves the use of chopped food at a medium temperature. Doctors recommend fasting for several days with plenty of fluids if the body temperature is elevated and there is loss of appetite.

With the above form of the disease, it is recommended to eat foods that are easily absorbed by the body and do not put a load on the organs of the gastrointestinal tract. The basis of the diet are vegetable dishes that are boiled or steamed, supplemented with various fruits and fermented milk products. The use of lean meat, poultry and fish is allowed in small quantities.

In the acute form of prostatitis, caffeine, spices, spicy and very salty foods are strictly prohibited. You should refuse products that contribute to gas formation, preservation and offal.

In chronic form

The diet in chronic prostatitis is not so strict. In limited quantities, you can use mushrooms, spices and dry wine (no more than 1 glass per day). Spicy and salty dishes should be excluded from the daily menu.

It is advisable to minimize fatty, smoked and salty foods, limit sauces and legumes. Weak coffee and tea can be consumed in small quantities.

Sample menu for a week

day 1

  1. Breakfast: light herbal tea, porridge, salad with carrots and parsnips.
  2. Lunch: onion soup, porridge with wheat groats, ground beef balls, jelly.
  3. Dinner: steamed fish with vegetables, fruit salad.
  4. Evening snack: kefir.

day 2

  1. Breakfast: 1-2 hard-boiled eggs, milk soup, broth or compote.
  2. Lunch: mashed potatoes with fish, vegetable salad, tea.
  3. Dinner: buckwheat, cheesecake, broth.
  4. Evening snack: a glass of milk.

Day 3

  1. Breakfast: oat flakes, seaweed salad, light herb decoction.
  2. Lunch: stew with vegetables and fish, salad with cucumber and herbs, several fruits.
  3. Dinner: baked potatoes, light vegetable soup, herbal tea.
  4. Before bedtime snack: a glass of kefir.

Day 4

  1. Breakfast: oatmeal, sandwiches with cheese, dried apricot decoction.
  2. Lunch: pasta with boiled or baked chicken, salad with vegetables, jelly.
  3. Dinner: corn porridge, herbal tea, carrot schnitzel.
  4. Before bedtime snack: a glass of freshly squeezed juice.

Day 5

  1. Breakfast: porridge with pumpkin, a decoction of dried fruit or juice.
  2. Lunch: buckwheat with steamed chicken, tea.
  3. Dinner: rice porridge, boiled potatoes with fish, vegetable salad.
  4. Before bedtime snack: homemade yogurt.
a man is following a diet for prostatitis

Day 6

  1. Breakfast: salad with carrots, boiled rice, herbal tea.
  2. Lunch: soup with meatballs, steamed fish, vegetable stew, juice.
  3. Dinner: buckwheat, seafood salad, compote.
  4. Before bedtime snack: kefir or fermented baking milk.

Day 7

  1. Breakfast: homemade cottage cheese with added fruit, hard-boiled egg, herbal tea.
  2. Lunch: potatoes with baked lean meat, compote with dried fruit.
  3. Dinner: pumpkin puree, boiled chicken fillet, a few fruits.
  4. Before bedtime snack: a glass of freshly squeezed juice.

Experts recommend including vegetables in the first meal and adding various seasonings when cooking. It is advisable to use an oven, double boiler or multicooker to prepare dishes.

Cooking principles for patients with prostatitis

The diet in prostatitis is not strict, the list of prohibited foods is small, so you can cook various dishes that will satisfy all tastes, following only simple cooking principles.

Meat and fish should be baked, boiled, stewed, or stewed. It is advisable to avoid fat or use it as little as possible. After the meat has boiled, the rest of the broth can be used for various soups. When cooking poultry meat, the first thing you need to do is remove the skin as it contains a lot of fat. The fish can also occasionally be eaten with charcoal but without a crust.

It is recommended to eat shish kebab in a minimal amount while removing the fried crust. Herring should be soaked in water before serving. When preparing first courses, especially soups, it is necessary to minimize the amount of potatoes and also to avoid combining pasta with meat dishes.

When adding vegetables to soups, experts recommend avoiding frying and using them only raw. This approach will greatly reduce the burden on the digestive system.

The second courses are varied - chops, meatballs, soufflés and casseroles are allowed. Muesli can be used to make muesli, casseroles and meatballs, they are also used in cutlets and meatballs. A vegetable side dish is made from raw or steamed and steamed vegetables. Roasting with the minimum amount of oil is permitted. It is advisable to choose pasta from hard varieties and use them in limited quantities.

Experts recommend using funchose because it is well absorbed by the body.

Prescriptions for patients with prostatitis

Below are recipes for dishes that nutritionists specially developed for creating a menu for a diet for prostatitis.

Cooking vegetable salad for prostatitis

Baked pink salmon in lemon marinade


  • pink salmon - 400 g;
  • a small lemon;
  • a bunch of greens;
  • Olive oil - 3 tablespoons. ;
  • Breadcrumbs - 1 tsp.

Fish remove all bones, can be cut into portions. Next, prepare the marinade. To do this, mix butter and crackers, add the required amount of salt, grate the fish and sprinkle with herbs. Spread the lemon rings on top.

Grease a baking sheet with oil or line it with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 180 ° C. Bake for 15 minutes.

The dish can be garnished with lettuce leaves.

Veal with rice


  • 150 g of veal fillet;
  • 1 cup of rice
  • 1 medium carrot;
  • Celery and parsley root;
  • Olive oil - 2 tablespoons. ;
  • Bay leaves;
  • Salt.

Put a piece of veal in water and bring to the boil, then drain the water and replace it with a new one, wait until it boils again. Put the vegetables and bay leaf in a saucepan, cook the meat until soft.

Pour oil into a preheated pan and add prewashed rice. fry until the beans are golden brown. Then pour 350 ml of water, reduce the heat as much as possible, close the lid and simmer until soft.

Meat with rice can be garnished with herbs before serving.

Baked potato


  • potatoes - 4 pieces;
  • paprika - 1 tsp;
  • ground pepper to taste;
  • Cumin - 1/4 tsp;
  • Oregano - 1 tbsp. I . ;
  • Olive oil - 2 tsp;
  • Salt to taste.

Peel the potatoes and cut into slices of the same size. Put in a bowl and mix with vegetable oil. Mix all the spices well. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, spread the potatoes on top and season evenly. Preheat the oven to 200 ° C and bake for 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes.

Serve as a separate dish or with a vegetable salad.



  • low-fat cottage cheese - 500 g;
  • Chicken eggs - 3 pcs . ;
  • Flour - 2 tbsp. I . ;
  • Sugar - 2 tbsp. l.

Grind cottage cheese, add egg yolks, sugar and flour, mix thoroughly until smooth. Knock the proteins into a stable foam and slowly add them to the rest of the mass. If desired, you can add different fruits, berries or dried fruits. Transfer the future pudding to a special baking dish, having previously greased it with oil. Cook in a double boiler or in a multi-cooker in "Bake" mode.

Cottage cheese pudding for prostatitis

Buckwheat with mushrooms


  • buckwheat - 0, 5 cups;
  • 1 tomato;
  • 4 small mushrooms;
  • half an onion;
  • Green;
  • Olive oil;
  • Salt to taste.

Buckwheat should be cooked soft and seasoned with salt. Heat a frying pan, add oil and sauté the chopped onion. Cut the mushrooms into 4 pieces and place in the pan, fry until soft, add the tomato cubes, season with herbs and spices. Hold on low heat for 5-7 minutes, then add buckwheat and mix. Turn off the gas and leave it on for 10 minutes.

Baked apples with berries


  • 2 medium apples;
  • 1 cup of black currants (you can use any);
  • Sugar to taste.

Halve and core the apples, mix the berries with sugar. Put a small amount of berries in each half of the apple and arrange on a baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 200 ° C, bake for 15 minutes. The cooled dessert can be sprinkled with sugar or powder.

Fish soufflé


  • Hake fillet - 300 g;
  • medium-sized potatoes - 4 pieces;
  • butter - 50 g;
  • Cream 15% - 100 ml;
  • Chicken eggs - 2 pcs . ;
  • 1 onion;
  • Olive oil - 2 tbsp. I . ;
  • Salt to taste.

Boil the peeled potatoes until soft, remove from the water and puree with butter and cream. Put the pieces of fish in the water in which the potatoes were boiled and cook until soft. Chop the onion and fry in olive oil until golden brown. Beat the egg whites with a mixer until they form a firm foam. Mix the cooked fish, potatoes, onions, egg yolks and salt with a mixer until smooth, gradually adding the egg white. Pour the mixture into a baking dish. Preheat the oven to 200 ° C. Bake the soufflé for 30 minutes.

Carrot cutlets


  • carrots - 500 g;
  • Flour 100 g;
  • Chicken eggs - 2 pcs . ;
  • Olive oil - 50 ml;
  • Salt to taste.

Boil the carrots until soft, peel and chop in a blender. Add flour, eggs, salt, stir until smooth. Make small, even chops and saute until tender. Instead of frying, you can steam or use the oven.



  • 2 liters of water;
  • Starch - 3 tbsp. I . ;
  • sugar - 1 glass;
  • cherries or berries - 500 g;
  • Vanilla and cinnamon to taste.
Cherry jelly for prostatitis

Bring the water to the boil, season and let it burn for 4-5 minutes. Add cherries and sugar. Dissolve starch in 1 glass of water and gradually add to the saucepan with the remaining ingredients. Continue to hold the fire for a few minutes, stirring constantly. When it has thickened, remove it from the heat and let it cool down.

Getting out of the diet

After the treatment of prostatitis is completed, the diet should be gradually discontinued. The diet must be balanced and avoid a sharp transition to prohibited foods. Experts recommend sticking to the diet in the future and gradually introducing new foods, while carefully monitoring the body's response. When composing a diet, it is necessary to minimize the consumption of a wide variety of fatty foods or semi-finished products.

In order to prevent recurrence of the disease, it is necessary to refrain from excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages and unhealthy and heavy meals, fast food, and give preference to proper nutrition.

Pros and cons of the diet

If the dietary diet is strictly observed, a positive effect is observed after 3 days. TObenefitsDiets include:

  • significant pain relief;
  • Prevention of exacerbation of the disease;
  • Lack of hunger;
  • Normalization of weight.

TOdisadvantageshould be attributed to severe dependence on the diet in people who prefer fried, spicy and smoked, as well as the presence of contraindications to such a diet in some patients.


  • Male, 39 years old: "A year ago doctors diagnosed prostatitis. In addition to drug treatment, dietary food was prescribed. It was difficult to get used to the new diet as I never restricted myself when eating. After a few days I noticed an improvement in my condition and the pain started to go away. I try not to eat junk and heavy foods when I stop the diet, I feel great, the digestive organs are working and the body's condition has improved like overall, there have been no relapses of the disease. "
  • Man, 54 years old: "I have never restricted myself in eating. I have noticed that prostatitis starts to get worse after eating fatty and spicy foods. I decided to listen to the opinions of experts and start a diet to prevent itTo use exacerbations. At first it was unusual, but the menu is quite varied, which makes it possible not to feel hungry and to find dishes that suit me. After switching to such a diet, my health improved significantly and it kickedexacerbations occur less and less. "
  • Woman, 42: "My husband was diagnosed with prostatitis and prescribed drug therapy and a diet. At first the husband refused to restrict himself to eating, broke down all the time and ate fried and spicy foods. Then he decided to get rid of the disease, pulled himself together and began to follow a diet prescribed by a doctor. The state of health has practically improved in a few days, the problems with the digestive organs have disappeared, the excess weight has decreased. The disease has receded and has not bothered for a long time. "

Diet for prostatitis not only helps to significantly speed up the treatment process, but also to heal the body as a whole, as it ensures the rejection of harmful foods. The food is very varied, so you can choose the right dishes and you won't be hungry.