Saying ‘No’ To Red & Cured Meat, Key To Conquering Prostate Cancer

By Collie Lane, Parent Herald November 01, 03:30 am

Among the best diet for prostate cancer chemoprevention is said to be the traditional diets of the southern Mediterranean and that of the Japanese. No wonder, these people have the longest life or if not healthiest body on the planet.

According to statistics, prostate cancer has higher survival rates in America. However, death rates are higher in African-American men. These men have an advanced stage of cancer, and they are the ones between the ages of 75 and 84. The death rate was 20.7 per 100,000 men per year based on 2009-2013 statistics of National Cancer Institute.

How do men prevent or treat prostate cancer? Nothing beats having an excellent diet. Diets that are high in vegetables and healing herbs are the best alternatives. Fish and soy foods take the place of red meats and of course, dairy products are kept to a minimum.

Oils and fats are included, provided it is the type that helps reduce the omega-6 to omega-3. On the other hand, whole grains are favored over refined grains and foods that are created with flour and sugar. Abundant fiber diets are very much favorable.

Fox News has recently featured in an article that Red Meat and Cured Meat are big No No's in a man's diet (men with prostate cancer or prone to such disease). Most studies suggest that the more red meat a man eats, the higher his risk of developing the disease.

Meats that have been charred or otherwise cooked at high temperatures are dangerous. Such will make the food toxic. Some meats are still considered safe, like the ones that are from animals that are grass-fed and organic versions.

Meat can be marinated in a mixture of olive oil, vinegar, and protective spices like garlic, rosemary, or turmeric. These spices actually reduce the effect of the carcinogenic substances during cooking.

Cured meats like salami, bacon, lunch meat, and hot dogs contain cancer-encouraging nitrites. Hence, these should be strictly out of the diet.

Meat is good, but there are much more choices around. Brave men are responsible at their diets. Being so, prostate cancer is possible to be conquered.

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