Over 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that impact their quality of life. There’s no proven prostate cancer prevention strategy. But you may reduce your risk of prostate cancer and other prostate related conditions by making healthy choices, such as exercising and eating a healthy diet.
Instead of focusing on fad diets or specific foods, dietitians, physicians, and researchers agree that you are better off adopting an overall pattern of healthy eating. It’s not as hard as you might think. Here’s what experts recommend:
- Eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Especially look for those with deep, bright color.
- Choose whole-grain bread instead of white bread. Also look for whole-grain pasta and cereals.
- Limit your consumption of red meat, including beef, pork, lamb, and goat, and processed meats, such as bologna and hot dogs. Fish, skinless poultry, beans, and eggs are healthier sources of protein.
- Choose healthy fats, such as olive oil, nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans), and avocados. Limit saturated fats from dairy and other animal products. Avoid partially hydrogenated fats (trans fats), which are in many fast foods and packaged foods.
- Avoid sugar-sweetened drinks, such as sodas and many fruit juices. Eat sweets only as an occasional treat.
- Cut down on salt. Choose foods low in sodium by reading and comparing food labels. Limit the use of canned, processed, and frozen foods.
- Watch portion sizes. Eat slowly and listen to your body. Stop eating when you are full.
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