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What Does Prostate Cancer Mean for Your Diet?

By    |   Saturday, 26 Mar 2016 12:27 AM

A healthful diet can help you ward off many types of diseases, but prostate cancer prevention and treatment is more successful when patients make positive changes in their diets.

Prostate cancer is the second-most prevalent cancer affecting American men. There is plenty of research available that shows a link between prostate cancer and certain foods.

According to Harvard Health Publications, studies show that the typical Western diet that is high in meat consumption is linked to a higher risk of prostate cancer, especially the most aggressive forms when compared to plant-based diets characteristic of many other countries.

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WebMD suggested that men already diagnosed with prostate cancer pay extra attention to their diets because typical cancer treatments can destroy healthy cells along with the cancer you are trying to fight. The body needs extra nutrition to repair the body and keep it strong.

WebMD recommended diets similar to a traditional Japanese or Mediterranean diet. Both diets are centered around abundant fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and fish. Both diets are low in red meat consumption.

Certain foods are particularly helpful for fighting prostate cancer, said Dr. Josesph Mercola. He recommended increasing intake of all vegetables, but particularly cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. Also recommended are tomatoes, berries, watermelon, green tea, and freshly ground flax seeds.

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In addition to dramatically increasing plant foods, there are some recommendations for foods to avoid with prostate cancer.

Mercola recommended staying away from conventionally raised meat fed on grain and chemicals, but other experts recommended decreasing red meat consumption altogether.

It has also been shown that meat that is grilled to the point of charring may also contribute to higher risk of cancer, said WebMD.

Meat and fish should be broiled, steamed, or poached instead. Mercola advises patients to eliminate sugar as much as possible because research has consistently shown that sugar feeds cancer cells and promotes tumor growth.

Supplements may also be a part of a good prostate cancer diet. However, WebMD advised that supplements should be taken cautiously, and they are not to be considered as a substitute for obtaining desired nutrients through whole foods.

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