The prostate is an important organ of our body which is located under the urinary bladder and produces a constituent of semen. According to reports by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prostate cancer is second most prominent cancer among males in the United States. The risk of getting prostate cancer increases with age.
There is no absolute and clear prevention of prostate cancer, but research suggests that diet plays a vital role in its prevention. Some of the tips to prevent cancer of prostate includes: Consuming Tomatoes and red foods:-
Watermelon, tomatoes and other red foods owe their bright red color to a potent antioxidant called lycopene. Many Studies have shown that men who eat tomato and other such fruits have a relatively lower risk of getting prostate cancer than those who don’t eat such fruits. Other Studies suggest that cooking and boiling tomatoes make it easier and convenient for our body and intestine to absorb lycopene.
The power of fruits and veggies to prevent prostate cancer
Fruits and vegetables contain many essential nutrients and vitamins and may decrease your risk of getting cancer of the prostate. Green vegetables contain substances that help your body in breaking down many cancer-producing compounds called carcinogens. A healthy diet may also help in slowing down the spread of the tumor.
Role of Fish
Essential Fatty acids, known as omega-3 and omega-6, may help in reducing your risk of getting prostate cancer. These Omega-3 fatty acids are found in certain fish including tuna, sardines, trout, salmon and mackerel.
Tea and Soya bean
An important and potent nutrient called isoflavones has been linked to a decreased risk of prostate cancer. Naturally, Isoflavones are found in Lentils, peanuts, tofu (made from soybeans), Alfalfa sprouts, and chickpeas. Some studies and journals have also shown that men who regularly drink green tea, or take extracts of green tea, have a relatively lower risk of prostate cancer than those who don’t drink green tea.
Avoid Fatty items
Many Studies have indicated a link between animal fats and a higher risk of getting prostate cancer. Animal fats are found in meat, lard, cheese, and butter. Try to replace animal-based fatty acids with natural plant-based fats.
Try to take,
- Nuts or seeds instead of cheese
- Olive oil instead of butter
- Fruit instead of cheeseburger
- Fresh green vegetables instead of Pizzas
According to studies, overcooking of meat also produces many cancer causing agents, so be alert and careful and do not overcook the meat.
Prostate cancer patients who smoke daily are more likely to suffer from complications of this disease. Smokers are also more prone to have an aggressive and lethal form of prostate cancer. It’s never too late to quit smoking.
Importance of exercise and workout
Too much fat, especially in your abdomen, is linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer and many other diseases. Regular workout and exercise can help you in maintaining a healthy and fit body. Benefits of exercise include better metabolism and increased muscle mass. You can try jogging, swimming, walking, riding and other such activities for decreasing weight.
Las Vegas Urology physician, Dr. Lawrence Newman can walk you through all of the do’s and don’t’s.