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10 Foods That Fight Prostate Cancer

Posted on October 23, 2007

Brazil NutsThere is strong evidence that eating certain foods can significantly cut a man’s risk of prostate cancer. Here’s a list of ten powerful prostate protectors:

Cruciferous Vegetables
Eating three or more servings of cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, kale, mustard greens, and Brussels sprouts per week may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by almost half.

Pomegranate Juice
Research shows that pomegranate juice slows the growth of prostate cancer in mice.

Turmeric
Studies show that turmeric may prevent prostate cancer and slow its progress, especially when eaten with cauliflower.

Flaxseeds
Studies in mice indicate that flaxseeds may prevent and slow the spread of prostate cancer.

Green Tea
In several studies, green tea has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer.

Brazil Nuts
Brazil nuts are one of the best natural sources of selenium, a mineral that is strongly preventative against prostate cancer. Experts say that taking an extra 200mcg of selenium per day will reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 50 percent. Just a handful of Brazil nuts per day will meet this requirement.

Garlic
Garlic has been shown in several studies to cut the risk of prostate cancer by as much as 53 percent. Garlic also contains a good amount of selenium.

Scallions
One study showed that eating just 1/10 an ounce of scallions per day cut men’s risk of prostate cancer by as much as 70 percent.

Tomatoes
Tomatoes are one of the best sources of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant which has been shown in several studies to have a protective effect against prostate cancer. Though one recent study has created some doubt about the protective effect lycopene has against prostate cancer, the National Prostate Cancer Foundation says the earlier studies are still valid and continues to recommend that men eat plenty of foods containing lycopene.



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SharonHill
6 years 3 months ago

Fatty fishes, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, also work effectively to reduce the chances of prostate cancer.