Prostate cancer affects a large portion of the U.S. population. According to the National Cancer Institute, there were 3,120,176 men living with prostate cancer in 2015. Generally, the average man has an 11.2 percent risk of developing the disease at some point in life. However, poor diet and a lack of exercise can increase the risk.
Here are a few tips on how to reduce your risk of prostate cancer:
Get your fats from plants
According to the Mayo Clinic, men who eat high-fat diets have a greater risk of prostate cancer than men who eat low-fat diets. In addition to eliminating fatty animal products from your meals, you should attempt to get all of your fats from plants. This keeps in line with God’s Original Diet from Genesis 1:29, which is completely plant-based. Olive oil, nuts and seeds are great sources of vegetable-derived fats.
Eat more fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables should make an appearance in each of the day’s meals. Compared to processed foods that are common in the American Standard Diet, plants contain many more nutrients and no harmful preservatives.
Healthline recommended eating natural foods that are red in color. Red foods such as tomatoes and watermelon get their distinct color from a nutrient called lycopene, which is also an antioxidant. Other foods that contain lycopene are: grapefruit, papaya, red cabbage, mango and carrot.
Foods high in the anti-oxidant lycopene could help to reduce your risk of cancer. Reduce or eliminate dairy products