A Heart-Healthy Diet Helps Fight Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

A Healthy HeartProstate cancer is the second most prevalent cancer among men in the United States. Over 100,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. This is a scary number for many, and you likely want to do whatever possible to prevent being a part of this large number. Recent studies have shown that a heart healthy diet can be beneficial for both preventing prostate cancer and helping those who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer live a longer life and become cancer free.

What Is The Link?

Nuts and healthy oils are full of antioxidants. These antioxidants do more than just help the heart. They protect cells and reduce inflammation, which are two things vital for cancer prevention.

What Is A Heart Healthy Diet?

So, you have decided to take on a better diet for your prostate and heart health, but you don’t know what you should and shouldn’t eat. Try to fill your diet with the following:

  • Omega-3 rich fish
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Fresh fruit
  • Green tea
  • Olive oil
  • Vitamin C rich foods
  • Oats and brown rice

The Don’ts of the Heart Healthy Diet

There are, of course, those things you should avoid while making this important lifestyle change. Smoking and drinking should be kept to a minimum or cut out entirely as well as eating salty or fried foods. Eat as many fresh and natural foods as possible.

If you would like more information on heart health and prostate cancer or to schedule an appointment, contact Addison Internal Medicine at 972-301-7060 (Addison) or 972-763-5666 (Carrollton).