Food Tip: Adding ground flaxseed to your diet could slow the growth of prostate cancer cells.
What’s good for the heart may be good for the prostate as well. Adding flaxseed to the diet may help keep prostate cancer in check by slowing down its growth. For 30 days, researchers supplemented the diets of men about to undergo surgery for prostate cancer. Those who received 30 grams of flaxseed (about four tablespoons) daily showed the slowest rate of tumor growth. Taking it in conjunction with a low-fat diet proved even more beneficial than simply adding it to their usual diet. Sprinkle ground flaxseed on your cereal, yogurt or salad, or add it to a peanut butter sandwich or smoothie.