Gentlemen, take care of your prostate
Between 10 and 20% of prostate cancers could be prevented through a balanced diet. Extenso reviews with you the contents of your plate…
Foods to choose from
Vegetables, more vegetables!
It is an indisputable fact: vegetables play a leading role in cancer prevention. To enjoy their benefits, fill half of your plate with vegetables. Change the colors to take advantage of the different compounds they offer.
Moreover, although not all of them are particularly colourful, vegetables belonging to the cruciferous family, such as cauliflower, broccoli, bok choy and Brussels sprouts, also have anti-cancer properties. Eating it at least 5 times a week may reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer.
Vitamin E and selenium
Selenium, found in rice, wheat and Brazil nuts, would provide a protective effect. However, its effect would be observed especially in men who have low amounts of selenium in the blood.
Vitamin E, found in almonds, flaxseeds, hazelnuts, safflower, corn and soybean oil, would also be beneficial in prevention. Its role would be particularly effective in smokers and those with low amounts of vitamin E in their blood.
Watch out for excess!
It is likely that selenium and vitamin E consumed in excessive amounts may have adverse health effects. It is therefore better to include foods that contain them in your diet than to eat them as supplements. Moreover, supplements have not been shown to help prevent prostate cancer.
Foods to eat in moderation
A diet high in fat, especially animal fats, would increase the risk of developing prostate cancer. On the other hand, excess fat in the diet could lead to excess weight. Since excessive calorie consumption and obesity are two factors associated with a higher risk of prostate cancer, it is best to make sure that your energy needs are met, but not exceeded. …