The primary function of the prostate gland is to produce semen and although it is not a vital organ men can safely live without it. It is difficult to conceive that a gland the size of a walnut inside a man’s body can cause so much trouble and pain. Recovering from prostate cancer can be a difficult and tedious process but with a good diet, and careful exercise one should be able to reap the benefits and quality of life of healthy living on the road to recovery. The following are some simple suggestions on not only how to manage but to recover from prostate cancer.
Although there is no particular diet for prostate cancer there is a variety of healthier ways in which to plan your diet. Fish for example is delicious, wonderful and full of protein. You should take every opportunity to replace meats like pork, beef and lamb for fatty fish like tuna, mackerel, salmon, and sardines, as the high omega-3 fatty acid content will do wonders for your recovery. Focus more on getting your protein from nuts, beans, flaxseed and a wide variety of low fat dairy products. If you still feel that you need extra protein then go for chicken. Chicken is listed as being a very good source of protein giving us more than 65% protein in every 4 ounces. You can also eat plenty of fresh vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, bok Choy and cauliflower as these cruciferous vegetables with its high level of fiber and also contains cancer fighting substances like indloe-3-carbinol (I3c) which changes the way estrogen is metabolized and is also helpful in estrogen driven cancers such as breast cancer. Switch to olive oil and canola oil instead of saturated fats such as margarine, vegetable shortenings and butter. Also your cooking methods should change for the better as you will be baking, broiling or poaching instead of frying.
Getting plenty of exercise and sun goes hand in hand with this simple diet recommendations. Think of ways in which you can take advantage of the outdoors and kill two birds with one stone. Simple walks over 30 minutes, or swimming some easy laps around the pool or any outdoor sport can be great as men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer are able to reduce the risk of death not only from prostate cancer by exercising vigorously for a minimum of three hours per week.
If taken advantage of, these simple tips will guide you towards a better quality of life and happiness.