In the battle against prostate cancer, men need all the ammunition they can get—and five healthy foods can help them reduce their risk.
An estimated 234,460 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year, many of which may be preventable with diet alone. A healthy vegetarian diet may reduce men’s risk of this disease.
“Broccoli, beans, and other low-fat vegetables, fruits, and legumes are great for prostate cancer prevention, while dairy products appear to increase risk,” says Cancer Project nutritionist Jennifer Reilly, R.D. “Scientific studies are also finding that a meatless diet, combined with other lifestyle changes, can help keep early-stage prostate cancer from worsening.”