3 Powerful Foods that will Protect your Prostate

With prostate cancer being one of the most common cancers found in men, it goes without saying how important good prostate health is (particularly later in life).

While it is incredibly important to get regular medical check-ups (especially if you're over the age of 50), you should still do as much as possible in your day-to-day life to help prevent the possibility of developing cancer.

Fortunately, there are a number of incredibly potent foods that contain a number of health benefits, including the ability to boost your prostate health, which is huge in the prevention of cancer.

Fatty Fish

Fatty fish are perhaps the best natural source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are widely known to be one of the most powerful superfoods.

Fish oils come with an incredibly long list of health benefits. In particular, the regular consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids has been linked to the prevention of growth of prostate cancer cells.

To reap the benefits that this amazing food offers, consider adding in a fish oil supplement to your daily routine. Additionally, fire up the grill a few times a week and cook up some fatty fish (salmon, herring, and sardines are great). Your prostate (and your general health) will thank you for it!

Assorted Berries

Berries are truly an amazing food – they boast an impressive assortment of health benefits, and they're one of the most delicious things out there! Who says delicious food has to be a guilty pleasure?

Berries such as strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Antioxidants have been found to not only ward off cancer cells, but to keep your brain and heart healthy (they prevent cardiovascular and neurological diseases).

If there was ever a reason to treat yourself to a bowlful of berries every day, this is it!

Green Tea

Speaking of antioxidants, green tea is chock full of them. Green tea is abundant in compounds known as polyphenols, which have been shown (in laboratory settings, mind you) to inhibit the growth and spread of cancerous cells.

Furthermore, green tea is an effective way to improve your overall health, detox your body, and boost your immune system; all factors that can indirectly protect you from developing cancer.

Be aware, green tea does contain some caffeine (the exact amount depends on the brand and how long you steep it), so to avoid unpleasant side effects, don't drink more than 5 cups per day, and don't drink any several hours before bed.

For more information on prostate cancer, ask doctors like Dr Boon Kua.