We know diet affects overall health, but it is harder to pin down how specific foods may affect specific diseases. Some populations have a lower incidence of prostate cancer than others. These populations tend to have diets low in red meat and high in fresh foods, especially fruits, vegetables and fish. Coincidentally-or maybe not-this is the same diet that is recommended for heart health. So your heart-healthy diet can also be your prostate cancer diet.
We are still learning about all the beneficial compounds in these amazing foods, and it's still unclear exactly how many of them work. What is clear, however, is that diet and prostate cancer are linked in some way. The good news is, simply eating a variety of fresh foods and avoiding overly processed or fatty foods is good not just for your prostate but for your overall health.
Thousands of plant nutrients in fruits and vegetables interact in humans in a variety of different ways to protect our health. Here are just a few tasty foods and what they may do for us.
Are you not a fan of broccoli? You can still derive some of broccoli's protective benefits through a dietary supplement and tea called sulforaphane glucosinolate, or SGS.