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FOOD FOR MEN NO.5 BRAZIL NUTS
These are packed with magnesium and selenium- powerful antioxidants that may help prevent heart disease, cancer and help protect prostate health.
Good alternatives to Brazil nuts: Dry roasted nuts, turkey, tuna and shellfish.
FOOD FOR MEN NO.6 WHOLE GRAINS Most men get enough carbohydrates in their diets
but most tend to be the wrong kind.
A diet rich in whole grains provides fibre, vitamins and minerals. When buying grain products, look for those whose labels say they have at least a 3g to 5g fibre serving.
To avoid digestive problems, increase your fibre intake gradually and don’t forget to drink plenty of water.
FOOD FOR MEN NO.7 PLANT STANOLS
Stanols are naturally occurring substances in fruit and vegetables that have been shown to lower mildly elevated blood cholesterol levels.
Manufacturers are now adding concentrated versions of them to products like margarine, yoghurt, orange juice and granola bars.
FOOD FOR MEN NO.8 SOYBEANS
Soy is rich in isoflarones, which protect prostate health and have been shown to lower prostate cancer risk. Eating soy as part of a low saturated fat diet can also help to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Good alternatives to soybeans are: Soy products such as soy nuts, milk and cheese, veggie burgers and tofu.
FOOD FOR MEN NO.9 BERRIES & CHERRIES
The violet, blue and red colours in all kinds of berries and cherries are responsible for the health properties of these fruits.
Berries contain over 4000 different compounds that have antioxidant properties beyond vitamin C. Adding berries to diets may also help slow the decline in brain function that occurs with age. Most effective berries to eat are: blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cranberries and cherries.
Vitamin C and beta carotene are antioxidants that help preserve healthy skin cells and prevent oxidation from the sun. This includes vegetables such as, red bell peppers, carrots, pumpkins or sweet potatoes.
Did you know that...
• Each year in the UK, 41,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer making it the most common cancer in men?
• 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer; 1 in 4 if you are black?
• Over 250,000 UK men are living with and after prostate cancer?
There are signs and symptoms for prostate cancer to look out for, but often prostate cancer causes no obvious symptoms.
Every hour of every day
one man dies of prostate cancer
Men deserve better.
Prostate Cancer UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1005541) and in Scotland (SC039332). Registered company number 2653887.
FOOD FOR MEN NO.10
RED-ORANGE VEGETABLES
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