Foods and Drinks Help You Protect Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is cancer that develops in the prostate gland which makes up part of a man’s reproductive system. Prostate cancer may cause pain, difficulty in urinating, problems during sexual intercourse, or erectile dysfunction.
Prostate cancer kills 10,000 people in the UK every year while in the US, it is blamed for 31 000 deaths every year. A good news is you can prevent and treat prostate cancer by diet, a natural and inexpensive way.
Here are the foods and drinks that will help you protect your prostate health:
Dark fish: Dark fish like salmon contain long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids that may protect you from prostate cancer. A study of University of California reveals that men, who ate dark fish one or more times per week, had a 63 percent lower risk of developing an aggressive form of prostate cancer than those, who ate it rarely.
Walnuts: Walnuts also contain phenylpropanoids and flavones, compounds that have the ability to reduce the size and growth of prostate cancer. They should be a part of a prostate-healthy diet.
Pomegranate: Phytochemicals known as ellagitannins found in pomegranate fruit can prevent prostate cancer cells. Patients with prostate cancer drinking eight ounces of pomegranate juice every day can slow cancer progression.
Turkey Tail mushroom: This type of mushroom is found in many northern forests around the world such as Japan, China, etc. It contains a compound called polysaccharopeptide (PSP). PSP is 100 percent effective at targeting prostate cancer stem cells and suppressing tumor formation. Apart from PSP, Turkey Tail mushrooms contain many other anti-cancer compounds like beta-glucan-proteins, polysaccharide K (PSK), and ergosterol derivatives, all of which provide substantialhealthbenefits.
Green tea: Polyphenol E one of the active ingredients present in green tea – can reduce levels of PSA (ProstateSpecificAntigen), which is an indicator of disease severity in prostate cancer patients. It is believed to play a significant role in the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer.
Coffee: Coffee contains methylpridinium compound, which have been previously noted in colon cancer studies. Consuming coffee, whether it is regular or decaffeinated, leads to a dramatic reduction in prostate cancer.