The Prostate Diet for Prostate Cancer
Every time you pick up a fork, put food on to your plate, order at a restaurant, or consume any drink, you are making a choice to either be good to your prostate or not, especially if you are concerned about your diet for prostate cancer. And if you have had treatment for prostate cancer you should be even more concerned about your diet to prevent prostate cancer. This is because 30% of prostate cancers return no matter what the treatment and no matter what your urologist tells you. Even those men who have had a complete removal of their prostate have a 30% chance of reoccurring prostate cancer so its even more important to have a focus on lifestyle and diet for prostate cancer prevention after treatment.
And if you are worried about getting prostate cancer then diet is the #1 thing you can change to help with reducing your risk. Yes, prostate cancer is treatable but ask any man who has the disease and your life will never be the same so its important to not fall into the marketing trap of the medical community downplaying the significance of the disease just because its “treatable”.
The foods you choose and the way you live your life have a major impact on whether or not you will develop prostate problems, and especially prostate cancer. Cancer experts and nutrition and diet studies estimate that our food choices account for up to 90 percent of cancers of the prostate, breast, pancreas, and colon. Even lung cancer is believed to have a dietary link. If you’re skeptical, consider the rates of prostate cancer in China compared with those in North America. In 2002, there were 1.6 cases of prostate cancer for every 100,000 males in China, compared with 120 cases per 100,000 in North America. That’s 75 times the rate in China! (Parkin 2005)
Experts believe that a major part of the reason for the difference prostate cancer rates is diet. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) “diets high in red meat, dairy products, and animal fat have frequently been implicated in the development of prostate cancer”. The traditional Chinese diet consists of vegetables, fish, sea vegetables, fiber-rich foods, and a small amount of soy, a fare that is typically low in saturated fat and sugar. The SAD—Standard American Diet—is true to its name: high in saturated fat and sugar, low in fruits, vegetables, fish, and fiber. When you combine SAD with our notoriously couch-potato lifestyle, you have the formula for the alarming rise in lifestyle-related diseases, especially obesity, that we are surrounded with today in Western countries.
SAD is a disaster as are many of the fad and gimmick diets on the market. The Prostate Diet for Prostate Cancer is a sensible eating plan designed to promote and maintain prostate health by safeguarding against inflammation and cancer, as well as maximizing overall wellness.