9 Healthy Habits and 17 Foods to Fight Prostate Cancer

If you are contemplating diet and exercise changes that may increase your long-term survival of cancer, start with these recommendations from the American Institute for Cancer Research.

  1. Eat a well balanced diet to maintain a healthy weight and be as lean as possible without being underweight.
  2. Move your body more-let the sweat roll, be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day.
  3. Do not rely on supplements to prevent cancer
  4. Include more plant-based foods
  5. Limit red meat and avoid processed meat
  6. Cut down on alcohol
  7. Eat less sodium
  8. Avoid sugary drinks and high calorie junk foods
  9. Meet with a trained professional such as a dietitian to get specialized nutrition care

These 17 foods are also recommend for their cancer fighting properties. (2)

  • Apples have fiber, vitamin C and phytochemicals.
  • Blueberries are loaded with antioxidant power.
  • Cruciferous vegetables are a good source of vitamin K and sulfur containing compounds.
  • Carrots are full of carotenoids that our bodies convert to vitamin A.
  • Cherries are potent little sources of vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants.
  • Grapefruit has unique plant based nutrients as well as lots of vitamin C.
  • Winter squash are also are full of carotenoids that our bodies convert to vitamin A.
  • Tomatoes provide a great source of plant based nutrient called lycopene.
  • Walnuts contain vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Cranberries are loaded with antioxidants.
  • Dark leavy green vegetables and full of zeaxanthin a powerful antioxidant.
  • Peas and beans and a great source of plant based protein and fiber.
  • Whole grains are boasting in B vitamins and fiber.
  • Coffee phytochemicals in coffee provide antioxidant benefits.
  • Green and black tea provide phytonutrients and unique amino acids.
  • Garlic provides sulfur containing compounds and saponins.
  • Flaxseeds are another healthy source for vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids.



  1. Recommendations for Cancer Prevention. (n.d.). Retrieved June 30, 2017, from http://www.aicr.org/reduce-your-cancer-risk/recommendations-for-cancer-prevention/
  2. AICR’S FOODS THAT FIGHT CANCER™. (n.d.). Retrieved June 30, 2017, from http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fight-cancer/glossary.html
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