What Foods to Avoid for Prostate Cancer Patients
There are a number of poorly recommended foods in patients with prostate cancer. In this sense, specialists in Urology advise to avoid or reduce consumption of the following foods:
- It is advisable to reduce or avoid consumption of white or brown sugar , honey, sweets or sweets, among others. In substitution it is more advisable to sweeten with agave nectar , that is extracted of the cactus and that is 3 times sweeter than the sugar. However, its glycemic index is very low, being about 3-4 times smaller than that of honey.
- Nor is it advisable to eat white flour ( white bread, pastries or buns), white rice , refined cereals and sugary at breakfast. Instead you can consume multi-grain bread , which contains a mixture of oats, rye, flax seeds and other cereals. Also, brown rice or basmati variety, as they have a lower glycemic index. It is interesting to know that garlic and onion help reduce insulin spikes. Refined and sugary cereals can be substituted for oat flakes or whole grains.
- Potato consumption should be reduced, with the exception of the Nicola variety. The starch can be substituted by lentils, peas or beans.
- You should also substitute jams , jams and fruits in syrup for fresh natural fruit. Cranberries, raspberries and cherries are especially recommended as they help regulate blood sugar levels.
- Sugary drinks , such as industrial juices or carbonated soft drinks, should also be eliminated. Instead, the patient may consume water with lemon , green tea without sugar or with agave syrup, which directly fights cancer. In order for green tea to release catechins, it should be infused for about 10 minutes, and it must be drunk within one hour, so that these are not lost. It is recommended that the patient drink about three cups a day.
- Vegetable fats like margarine, and all animal fats with omega 6 should not be consumed either. Olive oil is much more advisable than sunflower or corn oil, as it does not stimulate inflammation.
- No "non-organic" red meat should be consumed; Ie beef, lamb and pork. This type of meat or preserved meats (sausages) can increase the appearance of colorectal cancer, breast or prostate, among others. The International Cancer Research Foundation recommended in a 2007 report to consume a maximum of 500 grams of red meat per week, although consumption should be restricted to no more than 200 grams per week. In addition, the production should be "orgnánica", obtained from animals raised in the open air and fed on natural pastures.
- Also, salt-preserved or high-content foods , such as sausages, bacon or ham, are not recommended as they increase the chance of stomach cancer.
- Very hot drinks are also inadvisable, by increasing the appearance of cancers in the oral cavity, pharynx and esophagus.
- Do not consume bottled water in plastic that has been in the sun or in the freezer, as cancerous products such as PVCs are released.
- Conventional dairy products are also not advisable because they contain large amounts of omega-6 fatty acids. Instead organic or organic dairy products can be consumed.
- The fried are not advisable either. Potatoes or fried appetizers can be substituted with olives , cherry tomatoes , etc.
- Distilled spirits should not be consumed.
- Nor should the patient consume tobacco .
- Intake of Vitamin B made as tablets or injectables is not recommended because it has a potential stimulant effect on the tumor. However, this vitamin can be consumed in natural foods.