Foods To Help Fight Prostate Cancer

GarlicOnionsProstate cancer kills an estimated 3000 men in Australia each year. The undignified means of diagnosis is arguably a factor, but there's nothing inelegant about a suggested diet to help ward off the disease.

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UK scientist Professor Margaret Rayman has co-ordinated a recipe book (the imaginatively titled Prostate Care Cookbook) which contains recipes said to help reduce the risk of prostate cancer. As the UK Telegraph reports:

The superfoods include cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and brussels sprouts, allium vegetables like onions, garlic and leeks.

Garlic and onions can also be further enhanced by leaving them for ten minutes after chopping to allow chemical reactions to take place. While such food-based preventatives are often the subject of frequent debate and eventual revision, eating more of the vegetables suggested isn't so extreme an option that it would be difficult to adopt.



    And tomatoes. Eat lots of them.

    Also include high fibre things.

    COOKED tomatoes to release the Lycopene
    I thought that was the main research
    So plenty of Tomato juice

    I'd heard at one stage that capcisin (in Capsicum and Chillis) was also good at reducing the risk of prostate cancer

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