There are many natural ways recommended to prevent prostate cancer. People are advised to take antioxidants, eat more vegetables, fish rich in omega essential fats and drink more green tea or even a glass of red wine every day.
Antioxidants against Prostate Cancer
Antioxidants are found to be helpful against all cancers and heart-related problems. These substances can deal with harmful effects of oxygen free radicals. This so-called oxidative stress is one of the mechanisms of development and further progression of cancers. Because of that, if a person takes sufficient amount of antioxidants in food or supplements, there is good chance he won’t have problem with prostate cancer. Antioxidants are proven to work even better when people combine them with vitamin E supplements, selenium or lycopene.
Vegetables such as broccoli and tomatoes are rich in antioxidant substances and there are several studies indicating that these can significantly decrease the risk of prostate cancer. Regular consumption of broccoli and cauliflower may reduce the risk of prostate cancer for more than 50%. Eating two or three servings of vegetables such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower or broccoli per week is proven to be beneficial for lowering the risk from prostate cancer.
Apart from keeping your prostate safe and healthy, vegetables can also positively affect your love life and sexuality. These food can maintain your blood flow intact, helping you to achieve and sustain erection during the sexual intercourse.
Lycopene found in cooked tomatoes and grapefruit are also proven to decrease the risk of prostate cancer development. Tomatoes are also rich in vitamins A and E and potassium and as such they are part of the Mediterranean diet. People on this diet all their life are discovered to be healthier than people living in other parts of the world and eating different food. The magic is in the food and this diet consists of plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, olive oil and fish. Meat and animal fats are used in very small amounts.
Animal foods have shown negative results in the studies and people eating large amount of animal food are found to be exposed to increased risk of prostate cancer.
Omega Fatty Acids
Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids are substances scientifically proven to inhibit the invasion of prostate cancer cells and probably prevent metastasis. These fatty acids can be found in fatty fish, such as tuna, sardines, herring, trout or striped bass, and also in many oils we use. There are also many supplemental capsules containing these beneficial fatty acids.
Red Wine and Green Tea
Eight glasses of red wine (or glass per day) is said to decrease the risk from prostate cancer, as well as several cups of green tea every day.