Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. Although you can not avoid developing the disease, a healthy diet can reduce your risk. Fight cancer, get your sexual health and eat well with these picks.
This yellowish spice contains curcumin, a compound that may have anti-inflammatory properties. Studies show that curcumin interferes with the metabolism of prostate cancer cells. Recent Japanese research has reinforced the idea that the compound suppresses the spread of prostate cancer cells.
Tip: Stir in turmeric in potatoes, season grilled zucchini with it, shake with popcorn or mix in a pot of steamed rice to get a subtle curry flavor.
Per 2 milligrams (mg) According to a University of Illinois study from 201
Tip: Put two handfuls of cold, diced watermelons in a blender and add enough coconut water for slushiefy.
In the delicate centers of this prickly vegetable is the antioxidant ferulic acid, which may reduce the growth of prostate cancer cells. A recent Italian study has found that a diet rich in ferulic acid and caffeic acid (also found in coffee) can lower the risk of prostate cancer.
Tip: After you tenderly cook whole artichokes, halve them and brush them with olive oil and lemon juice and grill and spin until slightly charred. Top with salt, pepper and shredded mint.
Cold-water fish like these have omega-3 fatty acids that can improve the health of the prostate cells, says David A. Levy, MD, a urologist at the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute. Consuming more omega-3 fatty acids can improve prostate cell metabolism in just six weeks. Levy.
Tip: Alleviate the stench by adding chopped sardines in tins with a chopped hard-boiled egg, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add to crackers or use as a dip for celery stalks.
The same compound responsible for good vision can also help protect your prostate. Men who ate the most carrots developed 65 percent less prostate cancer than men who ate least, according to a recent Vietnamese study. Why? The carotene in carrots may be "more bioavailable" than in other foods. That means your body can absorb the nutrient better.
Tip: Do not forget the carrot and raisin salad. Mince a bag of carrots with a crumbly sirloin and add a handful of raisins and a dash of red wine vinegar and olive oil. Season. Eat.