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International Male Prostate Cancer Diet and Awareness

Oct 23, 2017

In conjunction with International Male Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, The Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) has a few advice for the foods that can be consumed for a healthy male prostate. For example the Broccoli that is rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals that may prevent cell changes that can lead to cancer.

Another key food is to eat fish. Salmon, to be specific is shown to have rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, that have been proven to ward of prostate cancer.

The next food that is rich in minerals and contains selenium which one of the most important element to protect from prostate cancer protection, the food that contains these is the Brazil nuts that are rich in selenium. Men who have high levels or selenium are least likely to develop prostate cancer.

Additionally another key ingredient that can help prevent is lycopene in which the Tomatoes possess. Eating tomatoes on a weekly basis can reduce the risk for prostate cancer.

Coffee, contains antioxidants and the beverage that can help metabolize sugars more efficiently, which is related to lowering the risk of developing cancer. Even if you’re not a Coffee, the Green Tea is the next best alternative.

Based on the European Journal of Nutrition, studies have found that men who eats at least three servings of carrots on a weekly basis have less chance of developing prostate cancer. Carrots are a rich source of beta-carotene that is converted into an essential mineral, Vitamin A, that has antioxidant properties.

Additionally, an interesting fact that studies have found Japanese men have a lower risk of prostate cancer, due to the levels of their diet that are high in soy-rich foods, which, the product alone can prevent cancer, and may interfere pathways in prostate cancer cells that are related to inflammation and the growth and spread of cancer.​

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