Protect Your Prostate: 7 Foods to Eat Today


According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), about 191,000 prostate cancer cases were diagnosed in 2019. The life expectancy among patients where cancer has not spread to other organs is nearly 100%, while for those where it has affected other areas is only 31%.

Thanks to advancements in diagnosis technologies, most cases are detected early and treated in time. However, you can prevent the heartache of diagnosis and treatment by focusing on your prostate health.

EcoNugenics supplements and similar products help protect against cellular proliferation. These foods come loaded with antioxidants that help keep your prostate safe.

Go Nuts

Replace the regular vegetable oils with nut oils. Replace dairy fats with nut fats like olive oil, almond butter, and avocados. Nuts are loaded with high levels of Zinc that can help fight off the onset of cancer. Regular fats like vegetable oil or butter made from milk don’t contain enough of this sensational mineral.

Brassicaceae Family Vegetables

Veggies such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, kale, and cauliflower are your BFFs when it comes to healthy eating. They contain heaps of essential vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and phytochemicals that help prevent cancer cell growth. They also help lower inflammation, another risk factor associated with prostate cancer.

Very Berry

Free radicals, a byproduct of metabolism, build up over the years due to oxidative stress.

The damage caused to cells and DNQ by these free radicals hampers their replication process and leads to proliferous growths. Berries like strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries are rich sources of anthocyanins, a vital antioxidant that helps fight oxidative stress.

Fatty Fish

While fish, in general, is associated with good health, certain types of fish are especially healthier than others. Sardines, salmon, and trout, for example, are fatty fish that contain good fats, unlike other meats like beef.

They help reduce inflammation and therefore reduce the risk of cancer. Scientists found that dark meat fish like red snapper or salmon caused less inflammation than tuna, lobster, scallops, and shrimp.

Tomatoes

Being rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, tomatoes are known to help fight the risk of prostate cancer.

That said, you must eat cooked tomatoes rather than raw ones. That’s because the lycopene is tightly bound to the cell walls and is released when tomatoes are cooked. Tomato juice is also known to contain high levels of released lycopene.

The antioxidant within tomatoes helps specifically target prostate-specific antigens that result in prostate inflammation, BPH, and cancer.

Lycopene needs to be consumed in combination with fatty foods like nuts, avocado, or olive oil for better absorption. You can, therefore, switch to Italian foods that use tons of tomatoes.

Soybean

Soybeans, eaten either as a bean or in the form of tofu, help defer BPH growth.

Other studies also found that it specifically helps reduce the development of cancer cells in the prostate area since it contains high fiber, low cholesterol, high protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and phytoestrogens.

You can add soybean to your diet by using the bean as a replacement for meat. Some recipe options include soybean burgers, hummus, Mexican beans, soy yogurt, and tofu.

Seeds

Sesame and pumpkin seeds are known to have high levels of Zinc that helps fight off cancerous growths.

The Indian Journal of Urology suggests that lower levels of Zinc result in higher BPH or prostate cancer. Therefore, you should aim at increasing your Zinc intake through these seeds.

The bottom line is that prostate cancer is a reality that men have to live with—the risk increases as you age. A healthy diet and holistic medicine can help avert the risk. The foods mentioned above provide an abundance of vital vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help you keep your prostate healthy.

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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