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Nutrition for a Healthy Prostate: Cancer-fighting Foods

Based on prolific research, experts generally agree that diet plays a key role in reducing the risk of prostate cancer. They recommend eating foods low in fat, keeping portions of meat and dairy small, and avoiding highly processed or charcoaled meats, while loading up on fruits and vegetables.

The kinds of  produce identified as having anticancer properties include tomatoes, papaya, cantaloupe, cauliflower and broccoli. Drinking green tea also helps, as it contains an active compound that prevents and curbs the progression of prostate cancer.

In addition, various studies propose vitamin E, zinc and selenium as aids in reducing the risk of this type of cancer. Plant oils, nuts and seeds are naturally rich sources of vitamin E. Zinc is abundant in pumpkin seeds and oysters. Brown rice and whole grains supply selenium.


Sources: American Association for Cancer Research, 2009 and Wiley-Blackwell, 2009

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