Foods that prevent prostate cancer Foods that prevent prostate cancer

Foods that prevent prostate cancer

For him 29 November, 2017 Maria Clara Restrepo E.

Researchers from the University of Texas have found that foods such as turmeric, rosemary and berries, among others, help prevent prostate cancer.

The study reveals that some of the natural components found in these foods may shrink the growth of prostate cancer. Over the past few years, the University of Texas at Austin (in the U.S.) has conducted several studies on the chemical compounds of these foods, revealing that the combination of ursolic acid with curcumin or resveratrol prevents the growth of cancer cells. Also read: Be aware of food labels.

Their most beneficial active ingredients include:

Ursolic acid: A waxy, natural chemical found in rosemary, mint, sage, marjoram and lavender as well as in fruits such as apples, pears, plums and cranberries.

Curcumin: A bright yellow compound of the turmeric plant. In addition to help preventing prostate cancer, it also relieves arthritis pain, helps treat diabetes and improves digestion.

Resveratrol: Due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it is used as a vitamin supplement. It is found naturally in the peel of red grapes as well as in other types of berries such as cranberries and grosella (Phyllanthus acidus).

Remember: The prostate is a gland that only men have and that this type of cancer happens when cell production gets out of control.

 According to the American Cancer Society this disease mainly affects older men.