Sunday, January 1, 2012

Food That Helps Prostate Cancer

While the three risk factors, namely family history, age and race are beyond our control, the fourth one - diet and lifestyle is definitely within our grasp.
We know that antioxidant protect our our body against free radicals that can trigger cancer. Load up on antioxidants such as resveratrol and Vitamin A,C and E.
Food with strong color are also antioxidant rich. One such example are lycopene found in tomatoes. Research found that consuming only two serving of tomatoes in a week significantly lower the risk of prostate cancer. Tomatoes are best to be eaten raw so that its nutrients are not destroyed during the cooking process.
Incorporate a generous portion of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower in your diet. Its sulforaphane compound aid the body to repair the damage caused by cancer-causing radicals, therefore slowing down cancer spread. Consuming at least five servings of cruciferous vegetables is enough to delay cancer growth.
Take in anti-cancer compound such as polyphenols found in green tea and isoflavones found in soy-based products.
There is only so much vegetables you can eat in a day. Chances are, you either eat your vegetable cooked or drown in fattening salad dressing. Juicing it will enable you to consume more vegetables raw. Some combinations of juice are more potent than others, such as tomato with orange ot beetroot with carrot.
For bone metastases sufferers, increase intake of calcium and vitamin D. Although this does nothing to fight bone metastases condition, they will help maintain healthy bones, making treatments works better and easier.
Consider taking fish oil supplement that is rich with omega-3 fatty acids that lowers the likelihood of prostate cancer. Look for key ingredient such as DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid).
Avoid red meat and dairy product that contains ALA (alpha-linoleic-acid).
Avoid eating char-grilled meat with high cancer causing substance known as PhIP. If you can't quit grilled meat, minimize the char whenever you can.
Avoid taking milk and dairy products such as cheese. It's a fact - milk cause cancer. How so? Infants drink milk to grow, as milk contains various growth factors and more than 50 types of hormone. As adults, the excessive growth factors and hormone will stimulate the growth of normal cells and not so normal cells. empower prostate cancer patients and their family with informative articles and videos on diagnosis, treatments, side effects and other prostate health-related issues. Learning more about prostate cancer widen your scope of control, enable actions and increase options of treatments.

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