According to a recent research by CDC – Center for Disease Control, it was found that prostate cancer is quite prevalent in certain countries compared to others. The main reason for this was attributed to nutrition. Eastern Cultures, for example, China and Japan eat foods that are rich in vegetables thereby making prostate cancer cases quite rare. On the other hand, North American diet is mainly composed of animal fat thus making inhabitants susceptible to cancer. It is for this reason that a lot of emphasis is being placed on nutrition as the key to preventing and controlling prostate cancer. Listed below, are some of the prostate cancer diets that you can take in order to lower your susceptibility to the disease.
- 1. Tomato Salad
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene as well as glutathione. These are organic components that are critical in preventing prostate cancer and other forms of cancer. If you cannot eat tomato salad on a daily basis, then you can make a point of eating at least 2 tomatoes every day.
- 2. Cabbage
Cabbage as well as other members of the same family, for instance, broccoli, Brussels and cauliflower are rich in cysteine and vitamin C. These are elements that are critical in preventing cancerous cells, for example, prostate, lung, ovary, colon and breast. Including a single serving of cabbage, broccoli, or cauliflower can help in making you less prone to cancer. Moreover, the antioxidant elements found in these vegetables can help in preventing and managing other diseases such as heart ailments.
- 3. Pumpkin
Pumpkins are made up of carotenoids which are essential in preventing cancer and other diseases. Besides pumpkins, you can also eat green leafy vegetables like leek.
In addition to the above, you can include in your diet legumes such as soybeans, nuts and oil fish like salmon and sardines.