It’s really no wonder why prostate cancer remains the No. 1 cancer in American men today! The disease gets short shrift when it comes to research and funding into prevention, screening and treatment. Plus, the mainstream doesn’t know how to prevent it, so they rely on the deeply flawed prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening test…which is wrong 75 percent of the time.
Fortunately, we continue to learn more about the strong link between prostate cancer and diet. So, let’s jump right in…
Overall dietary pattern matters
In a recent study, Canadian researchers compared the diets of almost 2,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer to a similar number of healthy controls.
First, the researchers looked at overall dietary patterns. And they split men into three categories:
- Those who followed a healthy, balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables.
- Those who ate a typical, Western diet high in salty, processed foods—such as chips—and indulged in alcohol.
- Those who ate a typical, Western diet high in sugary, processed foods high in carbs—such as cakes, cookies, and sodas.
Then, they assessed the role between diet and the risk of getting prostate cancer.
Overall, they found a strong, protective link between men who followed a healthy, balanced diet and a reduced risk of prostate cancer.
However, those who followed a diet loaded with processed carbs and sugars had a higher risk of getting prostate cancer. Plus, when they developed it, it tended to be a more aggressive form. (The researchers did not find any association between a salty western diet that included alcohol and prostate cancer.)
So, let’s delve a little deeper into what a “healthy” diet should look like…
Five foods to reduce prostate cancer risk
As I routinely report, everyone should aim to follow a healthy, balanced, Mediterranean-type diet, which includes plenty of:
- Full-fat, whole–milk dairy, including butter, eggs, cheeses, and yogurt. (Remember, in the Mediterranean, they eat cheese and/or yogurt at each and every meal. But health experts typically overlook that point because it doesn’t fit their “anti-fat” narrative.)
- Wild-caught fish and seafood.
- Grass-fed and -finished, free-range, organic beef, chicken, and especially lamb; lamb has the best nutritional profile of all meats.
- Five organic fruits and vegetables per day.
- Nuts and seeds.
- Alcohol, in moderation.
In addition, science shows these five, healthy, whole foods can specifically help lower prostate cancer risk…
1.) Beans and legumes. Foods such as beans, lentils, peanuts, and peas contain natural, beneficial compounds that suppress the growth and spread of prostate cancer tumors.
2.) Broccoli. Research shows this delicious cruciferous vegetable helps prevent a variety of cancers, not just prostate cancer. In addition, it contains a sulforaphane, which selectively targets and kills cancer cells, while leaving normal, healthy cells alone. Some experts say eating broccoli raw is somehow better. But my research with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that cooking broccoli leads to better digestion of its key nutrients. Plus, sautéing broccoli in olive oil and garlic makes it not only more healthy, but delicious too!
3.) Wild-caught fatty fish. Fatty fish, such as wild-caught salmon, herring, mackerel, and sardines, contain loads of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which have potent, anti-inflammatory effects and helps protect against prostate cancer.
In fact, a recent analysis found that men who eat more fatty fish (with omega-3s) had a 63 percent lower risk of dying from prostate cancer. Plus, a 2013 Harvard study of more than 293,000 men found that increased omega-3 fatty acid intake was associated with a significantly lower rate of fatal prostate cancer.
Cod and flounder aren’t really considered “fatty fish,” but they’re still good sources of omega-3s. Plus, they have a milder flavor, which some people prefer. And while canned fish is popular, I must advise you to be very careful about the quality of those sources.
4.) Blueberries. Don’t be fooled by the hype around antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice as some kind of “miracle” food for prostate cancer (or anything else). Because blueberries contain the same antioxidants as those found in pomegranate juice. And—at a fraction of the cost! Plus, there’s a lot more science behind the benefits of blueberries when it comes to the prostate and overall health.
I always opt for fresh blueberries when I can. After all, half a cup offers numerous health benefits—at just 40 calories! But when we’re not in the season for fresh blueberries, I also suggest enjoying some water-soluble powdered blueberry extract. You can find it together with other healthy ingredients, such as aspal (rooibos), baobab, and rose hips.
5.) Tomatoes. Tomatoes are packed with a carotenoid called lycopene. I helped discover this important carotenoid back in the mid-1980s while researching nutrient composition in foods at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
It turns out, lycopene is a powerhouse for prostate health. In fact, an analysis of 11 studies showed that men who ate more tomatoes and tomato-based products (such as tomato sauce and tomato paste) are far less likely to develop prostate cancer.
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