When reducing your chances of prostate cancer, dietitians and physicians believe that instead of focusing on specific foods, it is best to develop an overall pattern of healthy eating. Here's what experts recommend:
• Eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Go for those with deep, bright color.
• Choose whole-grain bread instead of white bread and choose whole-grain pasta and cereals.
• Limit your consumption of red meat, including beef, pork, lamb, and goat, and processed meats, such as bologna and hot dogs. Fish, skinless poultry, beans, and eggs are healthier sources of protein.
• Choose healthful fats, such as olive oil, nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans), and avocados. Limit saturated fats from dairy and other animal products. Avoid partially hydrogenated fats (trans fats), which are in many fast foods and packaged foods.
• Avoid sugar-sweetened drinks, such as sodas and many fruit juices. Eat sweets as an occasional treat.
• Cut down on salt. Choose foods low in sodium by reading and comparing food labels. Limit the use of canned, processed, and frozen foods.
• Watch portion sizes. Eat slowly and stop eating when you are full.
- Food & Nutrition