Tags: Cancer | prostate cancer | diet | vegetables | tea | fish

Foods That Help Reduce Risk of Prostate Cancer

green tea in glass cups
(Dreamstime)

By    |   Friday, 13 November 2020 10:06 AM

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America. In the United States, one out of every nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The disease kills 30,000 men annually.

According to Scienmag, Canadian researchers found that diet is a major risk factor for prostate cancer, just as it is for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. Lead researcher Karine Trudeau used data from a previous study and divided her analysis into three dietary profiles: those who followed a healthy, plant-based diet, those who ate a typical Western diet with meat and alcohol, and thirdly, men who ate a Western diet that was rich in pasta, desserts, and sugary beverages.

The researchers found a strong link between the men who ate a healthy diet and reduced risk of prostate cancer. On the other hand, there was strong evidence that men who ate a diet loaded with sugary sweets and carbohydrates not only had a higher risk of developing prostate cancer — it seemed to trigger more aggressive forms of the disease.

According to Healthline, the foods you eat can have a huge impact on your heath, including the health of your prostate. By adding healthy, prostate-friendly foods to your diet, you may be able to reduce your risk of prostate problems, including prostate cancer.

Here are 6 foods that boost your prostate health:

  1. Tomatoes. Tomatoes contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene. It may help prevent prostate cancer as well as reduce tumor growth among people with prostate cancer. Lycopene may decrease cell damage and slow cancer cell production. It is an antioxidant, meaning it protects cells from damage. Experts say that cooked tomatoes contain more absorbable lycopene, according to Healthline.
  2. Broccoli. Broccoli is a vegetable that contains many complex compounds that may help protect some people from cancer. One is a cancer-fighting phytochemical called sulforaphane that selectively targets and kills cancer cells while leaving normal prostate cells healthy and unaffected. Experts say that eating the veggie cooked lightly or raw helps garner the most benefits.
  3. Legumes and beans. According to expert sources, legumes, such as beans, peanuts, and lentils, contain biologically active plant compounds known as phytoestrogens, which could suppress tumor growth in prostate cancer cells. Preliminary research reported by the National Cancer Institute shows an association between their consumption and reduced levels of prostate-specific antigen, or PSA. PSA is a protein produced by your prostate. The PSA test measures the level of PSA in your blood and is used as a screening test for prostate cancer.
  4. Green tea. This beverage that has been consumed for thousands of years, especially in Asian countries, contains many compounds that may explain why the prostate cancer rates in Asia are much lower than in the United States. These include catechin, xanthine derivatives, EGDG, and epicatechin, according to Healthline. Replace your morning cup of coffee for a cup of green tea or use green tea powder in your smoothies.
  5. Pomegranate juice. In one study, patients who had a dramatic rise in their PSA levels despite being treated conventionally, slowed the progression of these levels by drinking pomegranate juice daily. The NCI says that pomegranate juice and some of its bioactive components can inhibit the proliferation of prostate cancer cells.
  6. Fish. Polyunsaturated fats, including omega-3s and omega-6s, are essential fatty acids found in fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and herring. According to Healthline, omega-3 fatty acids have been linked to reduced risk of developing prostate cancer.

© 2021 NewsmaxHealth. All rights reserved.


Health-News
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America. In the United States, one out of every nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The disease kills 30,000 men annually. According to Scienmag...
prostate cancer, diet, vegetables, tea, fish
583
2020-06-13
Friday, 13 November 2020 10:06 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
Newsmax TV Live
 

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved