How Can You Lower Your PSA Count?
Research shows that a diet rich in certain foods can help lower prostate specific antigen, or PSA, counts, according to Life Extension. These foods include green tea, pomegranate seeds, broccoli and turmeric.
The PSA test is used to determine whether or not a man may have prostate cancer and to track how the cancer progresses. Doctors look at PSA tests to see how well a certain is going or if it is time to treat a cancer that they've been watching carefully. WebMD suggests a few cancer fighting ideas to help keep PSA levels low.
- Eat cancer-fighting foods
- Avoid calcium
- Exercise regularly
- Get sunlight
Some foods have been found to help lower PSA levels through supplementation, as stated by Life Extension. Consider adding broccoli, green tea, turmeric and pomegranate seeds. Modeling nutritional intake after that of the Japanese or those living in the Southern Mediterranean may help too.
Research also shows that a diet rich in calcium may raise PSA levels by encouraging prostate cancer growth. Eat enough calcium to stay healthy, but no extra.
Those with prostate cancer, especially if undergoing treatment, need to stay active. Walking is considered a good option for gentle, healthy activity.
Take time to get outside everyday. Sunshine helps stimulate the manufacture of vitamin D. Those with dark-skin need to get even more sunlight too.