Sperling Prostate Center

Foods that Improve Prostate Health

Your risk of getting prostate cancer will not reduce if you don’t do anything about it. Sure, there are certain treatments that you can give a try, but as they say, “prevention is always better than cure”. Keep your prostate healthy by including the right foods in your daily diet.

Tomatoes do the trick

Tomatoes contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene and this substance has been discovered to help prevent the development of prostate cancer. It is also responsible for reducing tumor growth in patients that already have prostate cancer. Twenty-one studies have confirmed that those who ate a lot of this fruit are less likely to get cancer of the prostate than those who are not fond of it.

Try eating broccoli

Those who eat large amounts of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli have demonstrated lower risks of developing prostate cancer than those who don’t. The main reason for this occurrence has not been confirmed yet, but some experts believe that this is because of the phytochemical sulforaphane, which selectively targets and eliminates cancer cells, leaving healthy prostate cells unaffected.

Start sipping green tea

Since green tea has long been included in the diet of Asians, this fact has been associated with the low prostate cancer rates in Asia compared to the rates in America. Although the reason is still unclear, the components found in green tea, like EGCG and catechin, have been found out to have positive effects on health, such as preventing the development of prostate cancer in men.

Prostate cancer detection in Florida

If you are at high risk for prostate cancer and would like to know more about prostate cancer detection and treatment as well as how to maintain good prostate health, consult Dr. Sperling today by calling (877) 605-2737. You can also get in touch with the premier authority in prostate cancer detection and treatment by filling out this online contact form.


About Dr. Dan Sperling

Dan Sperling, MD, DABR, is a board certified radiologist who is globally recognized as a leader in multiparametric MRI for the detection and diagnosis of a range of disease conditions. As Medical Director of the Sperling Prostate Center, Sperling Medical Group and Sperling Neurosurgery Associates, he and his team are on the leading edge of significant change in medical practice. He is the co-author of the new patient book Redefining Prostate Cancer, and is a contributing author on over 25 published studies. For more information, contact the Sperling Prostate Center.

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