Disease conditions affecting the prostate is influenced by a variety of factors — from genetics to nutrition to random mutations of a perfectly healthy cell. However, we believe here in our New York prostate health center that nutrition is one of the highly modifiable factors when it comes to battling prostate cancer. Here are 5 nutritional guidelines that have been proven to help prevent prostate problems.
1. Consume foods that have high levels of I3C or indole-3-carbinol. I3C has been shown to convert to diindolylmethane (DIM) when digested and can actually inhibit proliferation of prostate cancer cells in lab culture tests. Excellent sources of I3C include cabbage, kale, cauliflower, broccoli, and brussels sprouts.
2. Limit your intake of animal fat. A growing body of studies has associated excessive consumption of animal fat to prostate cancer. This has to do with an omega-6 fatty acid called arachidonic acid that is abundant in red meat, egg yolks, and organ meats.. On the other hand, foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as mackerel, salmon, walnut and flaxseed have been shown to prevent occurrence of prostate problems.
3. Consume foods that have high levels of ellagic acid. Studies have revealed that ellagic acid activates detoxifying enzymes in the liver which help prevent carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) attach to cellular DNA. Furthermore, the immune system seems to respond well to ellagic acid by attacking free radicals. Ellagic acid is found in red fruits such as berries, walnuts and pecans.
Prostate Cancer Detection and Treatment in New York
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