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Everyday Foods That Can Help Fight Prostate Cancer


There’s eating well when you’re healthy and then there’s eating well after you’ve been diagnosed with a serious illness, such as prostate cancer. Although it’s always important to put your health first when making decisions about your diet, these decisions become even more crucial when your body is fighting an ailment that has the potential to end a life.

That’s why it’s important to add fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins to your diet following a prostate cancer diagnosis. The vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in these foods can play a crucial role in helping you fight and overcome this kind of health challenge.

1. Tomatoes

Besides being delicious when consumed raw or cooked, tomatoes are filled with vitamins and minerals that can help limit cancer risk and fight the spread of cancer following a prostate cancer diagnosis. That’s partly because they’re a good source of the phytochemical known as lycopene, which is capable of fighting free radicals.

If you’re not a fan of tomatoes, there are other ways to get your lycopene. Grapefruit, for example, contains lycopene in addition to other phytochemicals, such as limonin and beta carotene.

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