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Cancer Fighting Foods - Prostate

Nutrient #1: Legumes

Protective Benefits: Showed a decreased risk with increased intake. Legumes can have an androgenic effect, potentially inhibiting testotesterone-induced growth of the prostate

Foods with high amounts of Legumes: Black bean, broad bean, chickpeas, coco bean, cranberry bean, Egyptian bean, fava bean, green and yellow peas, kidney beans, lima bean, Mexican black bean, mung bean, navy bean, pinto bean, red bean, rice bean, soybean, lentils

Nutrient #2: Lycopene

Protective Benefits: Showed decreased risk with increased intake. Lycopene is the most potent carotenoid antioxidant, and has an anti-proliferative effect, reduces plasma LDL cholesterol, and reduces inflammation

Foods with high amounts of Lycopene: Tomato, guava, watermelon, grapefruit, persimmon

Nutrient #3: Selenium

Protective Benefits: Found to stimulate the repair of oxidative DNA damage, protect cells from toxic environment, and decrease DNA damage

Foods with high amounts of Selenium: Semolina, wheat bran, wheat germ, kamut, barley, Brazilnuts, yellow mustard seed, amaranth, shellfish, beef, shiitake mushrooms

Nutrient #4: Vitamin E

Protective Benefits: Showed decreased risk with increased intake. As an antioxidant, vitamin E has been reported to prevent DNA damage, enhance DNA repair, prevent lipid peroxidation, and prevent activation of carcinogens, while also protecting vitamin A and selenium in the body

Foods with high amounts of Vitamin E: Wheat germ oil, hazelnut oil, sunflower oil, paprika, cayenne pepper, chili powder, grapeseed oil, almonds, curry powder, pine nuts, peanuts, basil, oregano, dried apricots, olives, tomato powder, cloves, tomato powder, cloves, soybean oil, sage, thyme, parsley, rose hips, dehydrated carrot, dried seaweed, rice bran

Nutrient #5: Genistein

Protective Benefits: Inhibits IGF-1 induced prostate cancer cell proliferation

Foods with high amounts of Genistein: Soybeans

Nutrient #6: Omega-3

Protective Benefits: Shown to have protective effects against prostate cancer

Foods with high amounts of Omege-3: Flax seeds, walnuts, soybeans, tofu, seaweed, grape leaves, leeks, onions, cloves, oregano, marjoram, terragon, spearmint, basil, mustard seed, saffron, rosemary, quinoa

Nutrient #7: Pomegranate Juice

Protective Benefits: Shown to have protective effects against prostate cancer

Foods with high amounts of Pomegranate Juice: Pomegranate

Nutrient #8: Green Tea Polyphenols

Protective Benefits: Green tea has been shown to decrease DNA oxidation and inhibit angiogenesis of prostate tumors

Foods with high amounts of Green Tea Polyphenols: Green tea

Nutrient #9: Zinc

Protective Benefits: Zinc deficiency has been associated with increased DNA damage in the prostate during oxidative stress

Foods with high amounts of Zinc: Oysters, wheat germ, sesame seeds, tahini, pumpkin seeds, squash seeds, dark chocolate, dried watermelon seeds, peanuts