Diet against prostate cancer
Let’s see how we can protect the prostate and prevent serious diseases with a proper diet. A wide variety of foods that help a maintenance of this important gland in men.
More and more studies showing the importance of diet in preventing prostate cancer, a disease that unfortunately afflicts more and more men. We know for example that eating too much red meat or animal fats in general contributes to the appearance of the tumor.
What foods are recommended?
Foods rich in Vitamin E: Vitamin E, among other properties, is anti-inflammatory and inhibition the growth of cancer cells. It is therefore appropriate to prevent inflammation of the prostate, it has antitumor properties capable of inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.
Among the foods that are rich in vitamin E can be found: Green leafy vegetables, nuts or wheat germ.
Soy is another powerful anti-cancer. In Japan, where it is consumed in large quantity, showed that cancers of the stomach is reduced by one third. It also reduced the incidence of other cancers of the breast, uterus or colon.
In the case of prostate cancer, isoflavones and lignans containing soy decreases the number of male hormones responsible for benign prostatic hyperplasia or non-cancerous prostate and to inhibit the growth of cancer cells in this organ.
We recommend including soy as a regular fixture in our diet or other derivatives thereof such as tofu, soy cheese, soy milk or soy meat.
The pumpkin: Its content in carotenoids, is another of the products recommended.
The cabbage and other vegetables in the cabbage family such as brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli or turnips. They are rich in vitamin C and cysteine with great antioxidant properties.
Tomatoes: Because it contains lycopene and glutathione, very powerful anti-cancer.
Oily fish: Fish such as mackerel, sardines, tuna or salmon are rich in omega 3 which is another inhibitor of cancer.
Foods rich in zinc to inhibit the production of dihydrotestosterone, whose elevated levels are associated with increased non-cancerous prostate.
Water in abundance: Fundamental element of fluid intake for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.