There is no completely proven method to prevent prostate cancer, but making simple life changes which may aid in prevention could well be worth it. Some men are genetically at higher risk for developing prostate cancer, but that does not mean that taking preventive measures will be any less beneficial.
Making healthy choices in your eating habits increases overall health in any case not excluding reduction in risk for cancers such as prostate cancer. The most common advice given by medical professionals for a healthy diet is to eat more fruits and vegetables. Why? Please read this article: Nutrition for Everyone: Fruits and Vegetables.
Consuming fats from plants instead of animals has shown to reduce chances of developing prostate cancer as well according to studies performed by the National Cancer Institute. This is a lesser known fact and incredibly, many people do not consume much fat from plants at all in their diet. Ways to incorporate plant fats include the use of olive oil and seeds for cooking and salads. Cutting back on animal fats at the same time and replacing them with plant fats may result in further benefit.
Drinking green tea has also shown a reduced risk in men who drink it instead of coffee or other teas. While increasing consumption of green tea, it should be noted that if you choose caffeinated green tea, plain water consumption should be increased as well. The caffeine in green tea will contribute to dehydration in the body.
Consuming omega-3 fatty acids has been linked to a lowered risk of prostate cancer. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fatty fish including salmon and tuna as well as from flax seed. Fish and flax seed are the most common ways of getting omega-3 fatty acids into your diet. If fish does not interest you, supplements containing fish, krill, or flax oils can be taken instead. It is also common to grind flax seeds and place the resulting powder on oatmeal or cold cereals.
Eating a low fat diet and exercising daily should be a part of every healthy lifestyle and doing so may reduce your risk for prostate cancer. Obesity has shown to increase the risk of prostate cancer and keeping a healthy weight should be a high priority for those who wish to decrease their risk.
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