Vitamins and Herbs for Prostate Health
- Friday, 27 March 2009
Lycopene. Men with diets rich in lycopene, found in tomato products, watermelon, and pink or red grapefruit, seem to have lower incidences of prostate cancer, possibly because lycopene, as a proven antioxidant, protects DNA and inhibits cancer growth.
Vitamin D. Vitamin D, which is produced naturally when the body is exposed to sunlight and may also be taken in supplement form, has been shown to decrease prostate cell replication. This may be one of the reasons prostate cancer is more prevalent in cloudier locales, such as Seattle, than in sunny San Diego.