Friday, August 27, 2010

Color Coded Health

Some preliminary findings showed that men who eat 15 ounces of broccoli a week may lower the risk for prostate cancer than men who don't.
Foods such as tomatoes, is a good source of cancer-fighting compounds called lycopenes, as well as pomegranate juice that's rich in anthocyanins which are also thought to have tumor-suppressing qualities.
However, more research is needed to determine a cause-and-effect relationship between these colorful fruits and veggies in relation to prostate health, but until then, it can't hurt to indulge in a few of your favorite foods.

In addition to those foods mentioned above, the Prostate Cancer Foundation suggests some combinations of the following fruits and veggies into your diet:
  • pink grapefruit, watermelon
  • grapes, berries, plums
  • carrots, mangoes, apricots, canteloupes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes
  • oranges, peaches, papayas, nectarines
  • spinach, collards, yellow corn, green peas, avocados, honeydews
  • brussels, sprouts, cabbage, bok choy
  • garlic, onions, asparagus, leeks, shallots, chives