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Power-Packed Superfoods: Nature’s Arsenal Against Prostate Cancer

12 Jun Power-Packed Superfoods: Nature’s Arsenal Against Prostate Cancer

Studies show that several foods have the ability to fight a variety of cancers. The three superfoods that help fight prostate cancer are blueberries, strawberries and spinach.

Spinach contains chemicals called carotenoids that block the growth of prostate cancer cells. In addition berries have very powerful effects against prostate cancer. Studies have reported beneficial effects of berries or their constituents including blocking inflammation in the body that increases the risk of cancer and protecting prostate cells from DNA damage, as well as effects on apoptosis or proliferation rates of malignant cells. Berries can also cause early prostate cancer cells to shrink and die in the test tube.

The easiest way to get a healthy dose of these super foods is to make a blueberry power smoothie. Try this recipe below:

  • 3/4 cup frozen blueberries, or fresh
  • 4-5 large strawberries
  • 1 cup packed spinach leaves
  • 3/4 cup water or almond milk

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until completely smooth.

Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer in African American Men

A study of African American men with prostate cancer found that those with normal vitamin D levels had a 71% lower risk of the disease than those with a deficiency. Another study found that African American men with higher vitamin D levels had a reduced risk of high-grade prostate cancer. Unfortunately some studies suggest that 80% of African American men are deficient in Vitamin D. The goal is to keep your vitamin D levels above 30. For most men 5000IU of vitamin D can keep your levels in the normal range.

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