Anti aging guide

A Diet to Prevent Prostate Cancer



Preventing prostate cancer with a proper diet

Researchers believe that overweight men who consume large amounts of food are twice as likely to develop prostate cancer than men who are not overweight. In some countries, such as Japan, the cases of prostate disease are very low as compared to the US. This is thought to be due to the Japanese diet which is high in fish, vegetables and soy and low in fat and red meat.

Other researchers believe that a diet high in rye can protect against prostate cancer. Rye is easily available from rye bread. Vitamins C, E and beta carotene are also recommended. Evening primrose oil together with amino acids has also been used.

Soy can help reduce the risk of prostate cancer, probably because of its high content of phytochemicals, which block the hormones implicated in this cancer. Lack of a phytochemical, lycopene, was found to be the most common deficiency associated with prostate cancer risk. Lycopene is mainly found in tomatoes.

Avena sativa is a plant extract used by many men to protect themselves against prostate problems. It is mostly found in oats.

Zinc supplements in tablet form or from food containing zinc, such as grains and seeds, may also play a part in reducing the likelihood of prostate cancer. Pumpkin seeds in particular contain a high concentration of zinc.

Posted by Carol Hudgens - February 2, 2012 at 6:04 pm