Top 5 Foods to Help Your Prostate

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Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers and is a leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Make sure you are regularly eating these 5 foods to help your prostate alongside a healthy balanced diet and regular exercise to help support your prostate.

Also, don’t be one of those guys who is too ‘manly’ to get their prostate checked.

1. Avocados

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Great news for vegans considering avos are a staple in most of our diets. Researchers discovered that lutein, which is found in avocados, reduced the growth rate of prostate cancer cells by up to 25%

2. Tomatoes

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When scientists reviewed 11 different studies focusing on tomatoes and their lycopene content they revealed a trend. It suggested the powerful antioxidant lycopene played a significant role in lowering the risk of prostate cancer in men who ate more tomatoes in their diet.

3. Brazil Nuts

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A rich source of the mineral selenium. Just 28 grams of Brazil nuts will give you your RDA of selenium. The randomized clinical trial from The Nutritional Prevention of Cancer studied 33,737 men.

They ‘tracked the men for six years, they found that the men with the highest selenium levels at the start of the study had a 65% lower incidence of advanced prostate cancer than the men with the lowest levels.’

4. Soy

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Preliminary studies from the The National Cancer Institute have shown a correlation between increased consumption of soy and reduced levels of prostate-specific antigen. 

This is great news for vegans as both soy milk and tofu play major roles within our diet.

5. Cruciferous Vegetables

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Studies have shown a link between eating cruciferous vegetables and a reduced risk of prostate cancer. This is due to the high amounts of anti-oxidants found within leafy green vegetables.

Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, kale, cauliflower, cabbage, bok choy and brussel sprouts.

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