Eat fish and limit your consumption of red meats
Fish that are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids like salmon and sardines can help prevent inflammation in the prostate. Inflammation in the prostate can easily result in different prostate diseases such as prostatitis and cancer.
Include fruits and vegetables in your daily meals
Having fruits and vegetables every day can keep your prostate healthy. Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower contain phytochemicals that are linked to lower risks of prostate cancer.
Fruits like berries and grapes can also help keep your prostate gland healthy since they are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants get rid of free radicals in the body that can cause illness and accelerate aging. They also halt the growth and prevent the survival of prostate cancer cells.
Choose healthy fats
Aside from giving the body the energy it needs to function well, food containing healthy fats, such as avocados, nuts, and olives, aid in keeping the prostate healthy. Healthy fats help the body fight off the harmful effects of cancer cells.
It’s a good idea to choose healthy fats rather than saturated fats and trans fat. Saturated fats are found in dairy and animal products while trans fats are present in fastfood and processed packaged foods.
Lessen sugar intake
According to a study (Concentrated Sugars and Incidence of Prostate Cancer in a Prospective Cohort, F.L. Miles et. al.), sugars from sugar-sweetened beverages like sodas, energy drinks, and juices increase a man’s risk of prostate cancer by 21%. Although there is still a need for future studies regarding this, the findings of the study highlight the potential relevance of consuming sugary drinks in prostate cancer etiology.
You can still satisfy your sweet cravings occasionally by choosing healthier options like smoothies and homemade iced teas and juices.