3 Foods That May Help Reduce Your Risk of Prostate Cancer

Cancer of any type is a major set back and creates an atmosphere of fear in the life of those who are struck by it. Prostate Cancer is one of the many types of cancer and is said to affect 1 out of every 7 men. Most doctors recommend annual testing for prostate cancer around the age of 50.

If you have a family history, your doctor may request that you test earlier. All things considered, prostate cancer could be made to be little more than a nuisance just by switching up what you eat. Below are three foods that can greatly reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

Tomatoes

If you’re like most people, you love dishes like spaghetti, pizza, and chili. Well, here’s another reason you can tell your wife your diet is healthier than she thinks. The tomatoes in each of these dishes could be one of the greatest defenses against prostate cancer.

Tomatoes contain lycopene, a plant pigment. It has been proven that if you eat 10 helpings a week of tomatoes, you can cut your chances of prostate cancer by 18 percent! However, the best way to help your body absorb the lycopene is to add a little fat to the dish.

So, if you are making some of that homemade crockpot chili Mom used to make, consider keeping some of the fat from the ground beef in the dish. Creating a luscious green salad? Add a little olive oil.

Brazil Nuts

Are there times you feel like a nut and are not in the mood for an Almond Joy? Try a hand full of brazil nuts. This crunchy snack contains selenium. Selenium is one of the most important minerals needed for prostate protection.

As men get older, their body produces less and less of this mineral. So, it’s important to find ways to replace it. Brazil nuts are such an awesome source of selenium, just a handful can contain over 600% the daily value.

Being cancer free is worth being a little nutty. Make sure to include this snack in your daily routine and you are almost guaranteed to escape the threat of prostate cancer.

Coffee

There are millions of men who cannot start the day well without a steaming cup of coffee and there are all kinds of debate on whether or not coffee is healthy for you. Well, here is a point for the coffee drinkers of the world.

It has been suggested that having four to five cups of coffee a day can help protect you from prostate cancer. Not only does coffee contain antioxidants, but it is proven to help your body burn sugar more efficiently.

Since large amounts of sugar in your daily diet can actually increase your chance of many different kinds of cancer, drinking coffee could, in fact, be a wonderful addition to your diet if it isn’t already.

Prostate cancer is a nuisance that doesn’t have to exist. With proper exercise, regular doctor’s visits, and a few changes to your diet, you can almost nullify your chances of having to deal with it.

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