November is not only known for Thanksgiving, but is also known as Movember, which is a clever combination of “moustache” and “November.” According to Miami urologist Dr. George Suarez, Movember came about as an idea of men growing a moustache beginning Nov. 1 to help spread awareness to men’s health issues, particularly prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is one of these leading health issues that ignite major concerns for men. In just this year alone, it was predicted by the American Cancer Society that over 230,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed, making prostate health a serious concern for men.
Research has uncovered two foods containing potent nutrients that are encouraging in improved prostate health.
1. Maca. In recent years, researchers have explored maca and its possible ability in advancing prostate health. Maca is a root that belongs to the radish family that has been shown to protect the body against prostate cancer because of its high levels of a compound known to contain anticancer properties
The maca root is a family of 13 varieties, but only black, yellow and red have been researched. According to your Miami urologist Dr. George Suarez, red maca appears to have a reducing effect on men with an enlarge prostate. Maca has also been known to increase energy and libido, treat ED, and increase semen volume and sperm count.
2. Tomato. Another great food to consume for prostate health is the tomato because they contain a powerful antioxidant that can help suppress carcinogens, slow the growth of cancer cells and reduce cell damage.
It’s not just eating raw tomatoes that provides benefits; cooked tomatoes also provide adequate lycopene levels. In fact, studies have shown that the levels of lycopene in the blood are greater after consuming cooked tomatoes than after eating raw tomatoes
Your Miami urologist advises adding some canned tomatoes and tomato sauces to your diet, but remember to always monitor the sodium content of canned foods.
Of course, no food or diet can prevent cancer on its own. What maca and lycopene in tomatoes can do – as part of a healthier lifestyle – is help support your body’s core systems, and help repair the destructive effects of aging. And that creates the best possible conditions for balanced health.
If you have questions regarding prostate cancer and possible risks, call the office of best Miami urologist Dr. George Suarez today to schedule a confidential consultation.