What to eat for prostate cancer can be confusing. The truth may rely on the depth of evidence from what you read.
Having studying diets for prostate cancer for decades, I can tell you that, while there is no simple answer, it is easier than what you think.
A recent Canadian study suggests that a “healthy diet” can protect against low risk and high-risk prostate cancer.
The protective, “healthy diet” includes high consumption of fruits, vegetables, tofu, soybeans, fish, brown bread, nuts or peanut butter, yogurt, and no consumption of white bread.
A Western diet proved to be worse for men with prostate cancer – more cancer and deaths from prostate cancer.
Such unfavorable, Western diet includes pasta with tomato sauce, pasta with cheese, pizza, cookies, muffins, donuts, cakes, pastries, pies, oatmeal or cream of wheat, breakfast cereal, chips, corn chips, popcorn, tortillas, chocolate, ice cream, tomato or vegetable juice, glass of milk or milk in cereal, dark carbonated soft drinks, and other carbonated soft drinks.
Of course, this like most nutritional studies are observational, so cause and effect relationships are challenging to conclude. Still, this study help
In my work with thousands of prostate cancer patients for close to two decades, coupled with extensive research on the subject, diet and exercise is a cornerstone to not only surviving prostate cancer but thriving despite it.
Through the CaPLESS Method (CM), a lifestyle program focused on prostate cancer, I’ve looked at the world research to understand how I can keep my prostate cancer patients thriving.
We should remember that it is not only the vitamins and minerals in “healthy food” that is protective but, maybe, more importantly, the phytochemicals in the diet that is therapeutic against prostate cancer.
For example, sulforaphane’s from cruciferous vegetables are particularly protective against prostate cancer by inducing apoptosis in damaged cells (1). So men should eat their cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli.
Remember, good, clean food is medicine. Make no mistake about it.