Healthy Eating Plan, Healthy Man
One of the best ways to prevent future problems with prostate cancer is to have a healthy eating plan. Here, we have culled the internet to condense as many useful suggestions as possible.
A healthy eating plan begins with a commitment.
Of course it is always important to talk to your doctor about any changes in diet. But, many of the foods listed below are delicious enough that you might not even mind making a switch.
Packed with antioxidants, no healthy eating plan is complete without berries. Easy to snack on and usually available year-round, give your cells a fighting chance by fighting the free radicals that can cause them damage. They make an easy snack, are good in a smoothie or in a salad.
Cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower. Some studies have found that people who eat more cruciferous vegetables had a lower risk of prostate cancer. If the flavor of cauliflower seems a bit strong, try roasting them with olive oil, salt and pepper for a sweeter, lighter flavor.
Contains even more of the good stuff (glucosinolates) that makes cruciferous vegetables so good for you. Add cauliflower and maca to your healthy eating plan and you’re well on your way to being a healthy man.
They contain beta-sitosterol, which can reduce inflammation and provide better urinary flow. Guacamole is the natural go-to for this but they can also be used as a spread on toast, in sandwiches, smoothies, or on salads.
This is an easy one. You can just add them on top of a salad, salmon, or a smoothie. Sesame seeds contain zinc which contributes to the health of the prostate.
Contains the almighty lycopene. Lycopene-rich foods like tomato have been shown to slow cancer growth and reduce cell damage. In this case, cooked is actually better.
Speaking of lycopene, watermelon has even more than tomatoes!
Reduce the fatty meats
Try cutting back on fatty meats like beef, pork and lamb. Try fish, poultry, beans and eggs as an alternative. And while you’re cutting back on fats, it should go without saying that fast foods and packaged foods should be consumed sparingly (or not at all) as well!
Need somewhere to start?
Here’s a great recipe with two of these powerful ingredients: tomato and maca.
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