This summer’s annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago created significant buzz in the medical community about 4 plants that may help patients battling prostate cancer. Researchers announced the results that tested 4 different ‘food pills’ vs. placebo in prostate cancer patients and tracked the Prostate Specific Antigen or PSA levels. The research found that men in the placebo arm saw their PSA levels increase on average 63% more than patients taking one of the ‘food pills’ daily. The food pills were made of Turmeric, Pomegranate, Broccoli, or Green Tea.
The researchers believe that their findings were strong enough to offer practical and real life guidance to physicians and their male prostate cancer patients about considering a diet high in turmeric, pomegranate, broccoli, and green tea.
While this is great news, it’s also a challenge to eat a daily regimen of turmeric, pomegranate, and broccoli. A great and easy way incorporate high levels or any fruit of vegetable is through juicing. Home juicing allows you to easily pack up to 3 serving of fruits and vegetables into a single glass. Since turmeric and pomegranates can be difficult to juice in a centrifugal juicer, I would recommend the new vertical cold press juicers such as the Omega VRT350HD which provides excellent results across a wide range of produce including the plants used in the food pill research.
By making just 2 daily juices, you will be able to easily incorporate these 4 super anti-prostate cancer foods into your daily routine.
About prostate cancer:
- 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their life
- 230,000 new cases of prostate cancer are predicted for 2014
- Nearly 30,000 men will die of prostate cancer this year
- Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men
- Prostate cancer is highly treatable if diagnosed early and treated
What is PSA:
PSA is the gold standard test to diagnose and track the progression or regression of prostate cancer. The PSA test is non-invasive and can be completed very quickly. The higher the antigen level, the more advance and aggressive a patient’s prostate cancer.
About Juicing: Chris Wimmer has shared his personal juicing experiences, recipes, and juicer reviews on his blog at HealthSmartLiving.com.