Science has found 3 foods that can decrease your prostate cancer risk
It is said that precaution is always better than cure and when we talk about a disease like cancer, this statement is best suited. Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men and the number of people suffering from this disease is increasing drastically. Scientists recently have found out foods items that can help you to keep this disease at bay before it turns deadly.
What are the three foods?
As per the study published in Precision Oncology, apple, turmeric, and berries are three powerful weapons that can help you to keep prostate cancer at bay.
The scientists began by testing 142 natural compounds found in turmeric, apple, and grapes, which have already been identified as effective at thwarting the growth of cancer cells.
These plant-based compound were tested on cells from mice and humans and found out that these are most effective on prostate cancer.
They found that ursolic acid (a waxy natural chemical found in apple peelings ); curcumin (the yellow compound found in turmeric); and resveratrol (present in grapes and berries) are most effective on preventing this deadly form of cancer.
Why the compounds are effective?
Cells damaged or weakened by chronic infection, inflammation from auto-immune diseases mostly mutate into cancerous cells. These three plant-based nutrients help to reduce the inflammation and reduce the risk of those cells turning into malignant.
Cancer cells get nutrients from glutamine (an amino acid that helps to break down proteins in our diet), which help them to grow. The compounds found in these plants stop the cancer cells from feeding on glutamine, as a result, they do not spread in the body.
This is surely an important discovery that can provide protection from prostate cancer. Researchers recommend men to have these three foods daily.