Cancer is a disease which we all wish we could eradicate from the face of the earth. It comes in a variety of different forms, and it's something we all hope we never contract. The fact of the matter is that every day, people all over the world are diagnosed with various forms of cancer, and unfortunately, sometimes these diagnosis’ prove to be fatal. Prostate cancer is just dangerous any other form of cancer, and early detection and prevention is the key to a healthy cancer free lifestyle. Recent studies have found that certain foods can help promote prostate health and prevent these deadly cancers from forming in the first place. Take a look at these cancer fighting veggies to ramp up your health.
Tomatoes – Tomatoes are packed full of what is known as lycopene, which is a chemical naturally occurring in various plants in the wild. It is a very powerful and potent antioxidant that has been found to show great promise of significantly lowering the risks of contraction prostate cancer, as well as stomach and lung cancer too. If possible always go for organic tomatoes, and if you can grow your own, then even better. They’ll also taste much nicer than those found in grocery stores anyways.
Watermelon – Watermelon is a delicious fruit which is also another great source of the antioxidant lycopene. It is also rich in vitamin C which is essential for the healthy function of your immune system. In addition it also contains high amounts of beta-carotene, which can help to rid your body of harmful cancerous cells before they have a chance to spread and develop.
Broccoli – Broccoli is widely considered to be a super food, and when you know a little about the healthy affects it can have on the body, you’ll understand why. It’s rich in natural vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, all of which help the body to fight off invading bacteria and disease. It is especially good for prostate cancer prevention as it is rich in fibre, helping to reduce the risk of colon and prostate cancer. This food is widely considered to be one of the best all around anti caner foods, so ensure you include it in your diet as much as possible.
Carrots – You saw us mention beta-carotene earlier, well now it’s time to include a food which is absolutely swimming in the stuff. Carrots contain huge amounts of beta-carotene which as you know, can help your body to fight off harmful cells. This antioxidant is found mainly in orange fruits and vegetables, and is also very good for your eyesight.
Green tea – We’ve mentioned antioxidants in every example of the foods listed above, and for good reason too. Antioxidants help to keep our bodies fit and healthy and free from disease, so getting as many into our bodies can only be a good thing. Green tea is a beverage which contains very high amounts of antioxidants. It helps to rid your body of harmful chemicals and toxins, and can help get rid of harmful free radicals before they get chance to mutate healthy cells into cancerous ones. A diet rich in green tea can help to prevent or slow down cancerous cells from growing in your body, including your prostate.