Prostate Cancer Fighting Foods
The effect of diet on prostate cancer is actively being researched in seeveral studies. These studies are indicating that a plant-based diet may be the best choice for men with prostate cancer. We’ll look at prostate cancer fighting foods as well as these studies.
ScienceDaily looked at a study from the University of California – San Francisco published in the September 2005 issue of the Journal of Urology. That study found that there was a direct correlation between the lifestyle changes men made and the changes in their PSA. The lifestyle changes the participants made included, vegan diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes supplemented with soy, vitamins and minerals. They also participated in moderate aerobic exercise, yoga/meditation, and a weekly support group session.
We have compiled this list of foods to avoid and foods to eat.
Foods To Eat
Tomato – Lycopene
Broccoli/Cruciferous Vegetables – Isothiocyanate Carrots/Sweet
Potato – Carotenoids & Antioxidants
Whole Grains – High Fiber
Beans or Legumes – Protein & Low Fat
Lean Red Meat (3oz) – Iron & B Vitamins
Foods To Avoid
High Fat Dairy
Processed Meat & Fatty Red Meat
The journal Nature has compiled a very comprehensive list of studies showing a correlation with low fat diets and lowered proliferation of prostate cancer.
You can read the journal Nature study here.