5 Foods To Fight Prostate CANCER
Prostate cancer in men is on the rise in the Western World, and is linked to the growing levels of obesity and the typical associated high sugar, high animal fat diet.
A diet rich in fruit and vegetables, omega 3 fats, nuts, seeds and whole grains (while minimising sugar, processed foods and saturated fat) holds true for your prostate health as it does for your health in general. However there are some foods that have specific prostate cancer prevention properties.
Let’s have a closer look at my favourite five.
1.Tomatoes , especially cooked tomatoes are rich in a powerful cancer preventing antioxidant called lycopene. Foods like watermelon, apricot and pink grapefruit are also rich in lycopene.
2. Kale has powerful phytochemical and antioxidant properties that can scavenge cancer cells.
3. Walnuts and other nuts are rich in protein and health boosting omega -3 fats and have other properties that support prostate health.
4. Mushrooms support the immune system and have a wide range of anti tumour properties especially Shiitake mushrooms.
5. Green Tea is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols which can be very helpful as part of your strategy for cancer prevention. Go for the Matcha and Sencha varieties of Japanese green tea leaves if you can get them.