All About Preventing Prostate Cancer and Heart Disease
The goal of Men’s Health Month is to bring awareness of preventable health problems and to encourage men to take control over their lives by getting them to focus on Preventive health. Have regular check ups, eat right and manage your weight. Men need to take more initiative with their health and understand that it affects their family’s health, too.
Prostate Cancer Prevention
In 2014 some 23,600 Canadian men will be diagnosed prostate cancer; 4,000 will die from the disease this year alone. Dietary risk factors include eating a low-fiber, high in Saturated fat found in processed foods, dairy products and red meat. Age: Chances of getting prostate cancer rise after age 50.Family History: the risk increases if close family members have had the disease.Lifestyle: Being overweight – Physical activity is a great preventative factor along with eating the right foods such as consuming lycopene (found in tomatoes and tomato products), soy, green tea and cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli), among other foods and nutrients, may help to prevent prostate cancer.
The good news is, you simply cannot underestimate the power of your diet. If you put garbage in, disease will thrive. Eat a healthy, balanced diet and your body will thank you with a longer, healthier life.
Study results show that eating higher amounts of vegetables and fruit, avoiding excessive meant and dairy products is helpful in preventing and treating prostate cancer. The following foods are particularly beneficial: Tomatoes, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Green Tea, Vitamin E.
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