It looks like prostate cancer is becoming more prevalent each year. Health researchers, over the years, has found out that diet is a major factor which could influence your susceptibility to developing prostate problems later in life. In Spokane Valley, Dr. Rob Golden is a premier Washington urologist who encourages his clients and patients to be more proactive in taking steps to an excellent prostate health. Continue reading to learn more about what and what not to eat for a healthier prostate!
1. Choose Cruciferous!
Cruciferous what? Vegetables under the cruciferous family such as cauliflower, cabbage, and broccoli have been proven in numerous studies to contain isothiocyanates, a certain type of phytochemical which has been found out to be specifically protective of your prostate from malignant cell mutation. Furthermore, a diet filled with 2.5 cups of vegetables and fruits a day is highly recommended.
2. (Green) Tea Time, Anyone?
A study revealed that the polyphenols found in green tea could significantly reduce prostate inflammation.
3. Say No to Processed Food Sources
You might also want to limit your consumption of highly processed food sources and sugar-laden drinks. You never know what’s placed in those food products such as preservatives which could actually trigger prostate cells to mutate into malignant ones.
4. Make Friends with Fats!
The good fats, that is. When we talk about food sources with the “good” fats, we are referring to nuts, almonds, olive oil, pecans, and avocados. On the contrary, limit your intake of saturated and partially hydrogenated fats, most of which are found in dairy, animal products, and yes, processed food sources.
5. Cut Down on Salt
The link between too much salt consumption and prostate cancer risk has to do, according to studies, with low levels of calcium absorbed from your diet.
Contact us now for a personal consultation with Dr. Golden. We will help you achieve optimum urologic health through our individualized programs. The intention of the practice is to treat all patients with respect, honor, and compassion. Our “job” is to diagnose and offer treatment for all acute and chronic urologic problems in an environment of healing, serving, transforming and compassion.
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