Navigating Your Road

Maintaining Health and Wellness

Differences in diet and lifestyle may account for the variability of prostate cancer rates in different countries. Good nutrition may help reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer, slow progression of the disease and prevent aggressive disease. There are many resources from the Prostate Cancer Foundation about maintaining a healthy diet for good prostate health and guidelines for a healthy diet while in treatment for prostate cancer.

Many experts believe choices about our diet account for the vast majority of prostate cancer cases. It’s important to evaluate diet choices when it comes to risk of prostate cancer. Scientists have slowly uncovered a list of cancer super foods and supplements to optimize in your diet while also discovering foods and supplements that could actually contribute to cancer risk.

The foods you eat help you keep up your energy levels. A healthy diet includes:

  • Primarily plant-based foods
  • Plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • High in fiber
  • Low in fat
  • Limited in the amount of simple sugars

Talk to your doctor about the type of diet and foods that may be right for you.