Prostate Cancer Dietary Restrictions

July 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Prostate Cancer

“The doctor has been hard on me about the foods that I eat; but I have heard that he tends to be that way, sometimes even without justifiable cause. Can eat really be true? What are the real prostate cancer dietary restrictions that I have to put up with in order to survive the disease?”

This question hits me like a load of bricks in the face because the man looked so distraught. At this time, it is hardly a secret that an unhealthy diet is one of the most well known high risk factors for the condition, and the man admitted that he knew it. what he was worried about was precisely how hard he needed to work on his new feeding habits if he was to lower his PSA levels, slow or reverse the growth of metastatic prostate type of cancer in his body, and stay alive and cancer free for the next? well, for the rest of his life.

So I wrote these next few lines to make it easy for everyone else: There are a lot of details that you will have to take into consideration, but for starters you have got to look out for a diet that constitutes a low intake of vitamin E and selenium. Americans aren’t too into the habit of eating lots of tomatoes but you are going to have to start working on that already because of its lycopene content, which reduces the risk of prostate malignant tumor and helps to lower PSA levels in the blood. Lower blood levels of vitamin D tends to increase your risk of prostate disease, and dairy, specifically low-fat milk and other dairy products to which vitamin A palmitate has been added will do nothing but complicate your condition while you are being treated for the melanoma.

Most Americans obtain 15 to 50 percent of their daily calories from fats, but health experts state clearly that diets with more than 30 percent of calories from fat are unsafe. A diet high in both saturated and unsaturated fats has also been associated with greater risk of developing cancers of the colon, prostate, breast, and uterus, so that choosing a diet low in fat and cholesterol is critical to maintaining your health and reducing the risk of life-threatening prostate carcinoma.

In addition, you should totally decrease your consumption of salt-cured and smoked foods, because they are linked to cancer in several ways. Instead, your diet should include fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C, vitamin A, and beta carotene (a substance that is converted to vitamin A in the body), all of which may inhibit the formation of cancer-causing agents and reduce the risk of prostate carcinoma and many other types of cancer.

During prostate cancer treatment you might suffer loss of appetite, tiredness and weakness, nausea and vomiting, sore throat and mouth, dryness and thick saliva, taste changes, diarrhea, and constipation as side effects of the therapies, depending on the longevity and intensiveness of the process. Ordinarily these might make you less inclined to eat, but eat you must; and when you do eat, you have got to eat the best meals that you can get your hands upon per the doctor and nutritionist’s recommendations.

Basically, what you need is a vegan diet that makes allowance for fish, because fish oils contain omega 3, which is incredible for your health. You may take things a bit easy on yourself if you have not been diagnosed with prostate carcinoma already, but if you are in treatment, you don’t have a choice in the matter ? stay with your dietary restrictions.

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