Friday, November 9, 2012

A Healthy Prostate

One more reason to fill up on fruits and vegetables: to maintain a healthy prostate.
 Research suggests that flavonoids — beneficial compounds found in fruits, vegetables, cocoa, tea and wine — help protect against aggressive forms of prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer to affect U.S. men; it’s also the second deadliest.
The study found that men who consumed the greatest amount of flavonoids had a 25 percent lower risk of cancer, compared to those with the lowest intake. The study also suggests that all types of flavonoids were equally beneficial. In other words, you don’t have to focus on one particular “superfood” — all flavonoid-rich plants can help keep you healthy.
 Major sources of flavonoids include blueberries, strawberries, bananas, black tea, onions, tomatoes, oranges and other citrus fruits, parsley and leafy greens.

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