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Prostate Diet Tips 13 Foods For a Healthy Prostate Gland

If you want to have a healthy prostate there are some great prostate diet rich specific foods that you should eat more of:

1. Green tea - studies have found that green tea extracts prevent the growth of prostate cancer cells in test tubes. In a large study conducted in Southeast China researchers found that the risk of prostate cancer declined with increasing frequency, duration and quantity of green tea consumption. prostate diet tips

2. Onion's - Quercetin, a substance found in onions has shown outstanding anti-tumor properties, further underlining its positive effects in combating certain cancers including colon, prostate and breast cancer

3. Soy - An international stud determined that the men who ate the most soy products were the least likely to die of prostate cancer.

4. Legumes - There is limited evidence from observational studies that legume intake is inversely related to the risk of prostate cancer. In a 6-year prospective study of more than 14,000 Seventh Day Adventist men living in the US, those with the highest intakes of legumes (beans, lentils or split peas) had a significantly lower risk of prostate cancer

More recently, a prospective study of more than 58,000 men in the Netherlands found that those with the highest intakes of legumes had a risk of prostate cancer that was 29% lower than those with the lowest intakes

5. Whole grains - Phytosterols, especially sitosterol (which occurs in cereals) are considered to have a protective effect against the most common cancers in developed countries, including colon, prostate and breast cancer.

6. Broccoli - Eating more than one serving of broccoli and cauliflower a week may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by up to 45 per cent, says a new study from Cancer Care Ontario.

7. Cauliflower Sprouts - researchers from Canada and the US reported that an increased intake of cruciferous vegetables was associated with a 40 per cent reduction in prostate cancer risk, with broccoli and cauliflower sprouts singled out as offering most protection.

8. Tomatos - In a study of over 40,000 health professionals, Harvard investigators found that men who ate more than 10 servings tomato-based foods daily (like cooked tomatoes and tomato sauce,) had a 35 percent lower risk of developing prostate cancer than those who ate the least amount of these foods. The benefits of lycopene was more pronounced with advanced stages of prostate cancer.

9. Olive Oil - A pill made from olive oil and herbs could dramatically reduce a man's chances of developing prostate cancer.

A trial at Columbia University in the US revealed the herbal supplement can reduce the rate at which prostate cancer cells grow and spread by nearly 80 per cent.

The results, published in the medical journal Nutrition And Cancer, appear to confirm anecdotal evidence that the herbal mixture has powerful anti-cancer properties.

Called Zyflamend, the supplement is based on olive oil and ten different herbs.

10. Fish and Fish Oil - Fish and omega 3 fish oil has been shown to help prevent three of the most common forms of cancer including  breast, colon and prostate. It (Omega 3) stops the alteration from a normal healthy cell to a cancerous mass, inhibiting unwanted cellular growth and causing apoptosis, or cellular death, of cancer cells.

11. Fruit and Vegetables - A new University of Georgia study finds that pectin, a type of fiber found in fruits and vegetables and used in making jams and other foods, kills prostate cancer cells. The study, published in the August issue of the journal Glycobiology, found that exposing prostate cancer cells to pectin under laboratory conditions reduced the number of cells by up to 40 percent.

12. Nuts - Researchers at the University of Illinois say Cashews, Brazil Nuts, Walnuts, Almonds may help prevent prostate cancer.

13. Pumpkin Seeds - One of the factors that contributes to BPH is overstimulation of the prostate cells by testosterone and its conversion product, DHT (dihydrotestosterone). Components in pumpkin seed oil appear able to interrupt this triggering of prostate cell multiplication by testosterone and with higher amounts of carotenoids in their diet have less risk for BPH; this is the connection that has led to an interest in pumpkin seed carotenoids.


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