Prostate Cancer is a common form of cancer in men above 50. It is estimated that 50% of men above 55 experience some form of prostate disorders. Prostate cancer is the second largest cause of cancer fatalities in men. Despite a reasonable knowledge of the risks, etiology and causes of prostate cancer steps to prevent it is very limited. Still there is increasing unanimity in views that link diet and lifestyle to the cause of prostate cancer.
It has been established that as all other forms of cancer a diet high in saturated fats leads to an increase in cancer. At the same time people who include a diet high in fiber, phytoestrogen and lycopenes and other nutrients had a decreased risk of prostate cancer. Hence if you maintain a proper diet or healthy lifestyle you are less prone to any form of cancer or prostate cancer. Include a lot of green leafy vegetables and fruits in your diet. Eat as much as possible vegetables like Carrot, turnip and radish which can be taken raw.
Carrots are a very popular vegetable and are eaten raw in the form of salads, boiled or fried. The ancient treatise of medicines is full of writings eulogizing the benefits of Carrot as a medicine. So much so that carrot was made a coffee substitute in Germany and other European countries. Carrot has also been used as a starting material in making alcoholic beverages. Benefits of carrots have been a subject of many studies and all have the same conclusion that Carrot is very effective in preventing Prostate cancer. The major component which exerts its beneficial effects is Beta Carotene. Carrot juice is loaded with important Vitamins and other trace ingredients including Anti-Oxidants. The carrot juice has vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B1, and B6 along with iron, calcium, sulfur, copper, chlorine, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium.
As mentioned carrot juice also contains Beta carotene which is a potent Anti-Oxidant and an important tool against cancer. Every component in Carrot contributes in some way or the other in preventing cancer. Carrot juice is rich in Vit E which improves immunity and also helps to fight cancer with its antioxidant action. Carrot juice can stave off cancer with Beta carotene. Primarily it takes care of the free radicals which are formed in the body during the normal process of metabolism. Beta carotene retards aging of cells and at the same time prevents cell degeneration.