A prostate diet which is totally accurate and effective is hard to find.This is not surprising given that much of the research is inconclusive or conflicting. Although we provide prostate diet guidelines here, these will be subject to change as new evidence comes in.
Two diets which are known to be be associated with reduced risks for prostate cancer are the traditional Japanese diet and the Southern Mediterranean diet. The Japanese diet is high in vegetables, green tea, fish and soy, as well as low in calories and fat.
The Mediterranean diet is high in olive oil, fresh fruits and vegetables, red wine, garlic,
tomatoes, and fish. Both are low in red meat.
Our suggested prostate diet and nutrition guidelines are:
Studies suggest that red meat, pork and dairy products can assist the growth of prostate cancer. Fats in margarines, fried and baked foods (trans-fats) should be avoided.
Use good quality cold pressed virgin olive oil which is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants. Avocado oil is also excellent. Limit your intake of oils such as corn, canola and soybean which are high in polyunsaturated fats.
The best fish to eat are trout, mackerel, tuna, salmon, sardines and other cold-water fish. They have lots of healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats as well as omega-3 fatty acids. Fish is best baked, poached or even grilled.
Increase your input using as wide a range as you can. Cruciferous vegetables are highly recommended such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cress, bok choy and other leafy green vegetables. Supplement with nuts, seeds and berries. Vegetables have powerful a phytochemicals to fight cancer.
Tomatoes provide lycopene which may be effective in cancer prevention and control. Although fresh tomatoes are good, there is a greater concentration of lycopene in tomato products such as tomato sauce, ketchup and pizza sauce. Or, it is possibly some other product in tomato products which is beneficial.
Multivitamins: A multivitamin with B-Complex and folic acid is recommended.
Vitamin C: This is best obtained from natural sources such as citrus fruits, berries, bell peppers, strawberries, mangos, guavas, kiwifruit and many other fruits and vegetables.
Omega 3 is best obtained from sources such as fish and nuts but can also be taken in capsule or liquid form.
Selenium is a very effective antioxidant and some studies support a daily selenium supplement of 200 micrograms a day. In some countries selenium is at low levels as a trace element in the soil and supplementation for men is cheap and recommended by many authorities. Natural sources include fresh fish, Brazil nuts, brown rice, grains, whole-wheat,bread, wheat germ, bran, oats and mushrooms.
Resveratrol has shown up strongly in research and could be a key to fighting prostate cancer.
Iodine is recommended by some, especially in areas where there are low levels.
Flax seed oil is NOT recommended.
Calcium supplements are not recommended and neither are high calcium diets such as from lots of dairy products.
High dose Zinc is not recommended. They may increase the risk of prostate cancer.
Drink plenty of filtered water.
Drink green tea often.
Drink black tea without milk or sugar
Drink red wine (in moderation) or grape juice.
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