Foods that Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk
Prostate cancer is scarily common. And a balanced diet is not only a good way to improve your overall health, but also to reduce the risk of suffering from this disease.
As a certified, New York-based doctor who specializes in vasectomy, vasectomy reversal and men’s health, I can assure you there is no scientific evidence about preventing prostate cancer through dieting. But what it is true is that a healthy diet packed with certain foods and nutrients will make a positive impact in your health and therefore reduce your risk of prostate cancer.
A healthy diet must provide all the nutrients your body needs in the right amount to keep it in its best condition. But there are certain so-called superfoods that can actually help you improve your health condition if you include them in your daily diet.
Start by incorporating fatty fish to your regular food intake. They´re packed with fatty acids that balance your cholesterol, lower high blood-pressure and the risk of having a heart attack. A diet rich in Omega-3 and fatty acids has an anti-inflammatory effect. This may be a benefit when it comes to the possibility of developing a prostate tumor.
Another healthy source of protein you should include in your diet are beans. They´re not only packed with proteins but also with fiber, which is great for you. Also Chia seeds and hemp seeds are an advised addition.
Berries are also a great way to lower your cancer risks. From strawberries to blackberries and all berries in between, their high content of vitamin C and antioxidants fights free radicals. They also have anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial. Pack on vitamin C eating berries and other fruits and veggies such as: Cantaloupe, lime and lemons, oranges, grapefruit, mango, broccoli and spinach.
Balanced cholesterol levels and mental health can be improved by adding nuts to your daily diet. Almonds, Brazil nuts, pecans and walnuts are rich in good fats, vitamin E and calcium. Although Brazil nuts have a high content of selenium they’re still very good for you, but you should watch your portions.
Last but not least include some watermelon and green tea on your everyday-meals. Green tea offer lots of benefits to the body but some studies suggest that it might be an effective resource against prostate cancer. As for watermelon, it is full of lycopene, vitamins A and C, and are sodium and fat-free.
Making these foods a staple in your eating habits, ensures an overall improvement of your health and lower risk of prostate cancer. For any other men’s health issue you might want to know about, please contact me.
You can make an appointment in my New York-based practice calling at (212) 879-0800.