For many guys, it’s a secret fear. A nagging worry that pops into your mind, more often than you care to admit.
What if it happens to me?
You KNOW many prostate cancers are harmless. You are also well aware that many cases don’t even need to be treated.
But you also know something else. The combo of three little words, “you’ve got cancer,” is one of the most terrifying phrases you’ll even hear.
And the bottom line is you sure as heck DON’T want to get this disease.
Every week, close to 3,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. That’s nearly 175,000 American men every year.
But today, I’ve got a way to help make sure you’re not one of them.
New research reveals a simple and inexpensive mealtime addition that could dramatically cut your risk of developing prostate cancer.
Easy mealtime add-on cuts prostate cancer risks
It turns out a fungus could be the key.
But don’t worry. We’re not talking about anything exotic or weird here. It’s just common mushrooms.
The study finds eating mushrooms twice a week could help cut the chance of prostate cancer by a healthy 8 percent. Bump that up to THREE times a week (or more), and your risk will plunge up to 17 percent.
Now, keep in mind this was an observational study. Which means it looked at patterns and habits, rather than an actual clinical trial.
In other words, take it with a grain of salt.
But it’s building on mushrooms ALREADY stellar reputation as a potential cancer fighter. Earlier lab studies and animal tests have found mushroom compounds can block tumor growth, especially in prostate cancer.
The experts believe a compound called L-ergothioneine may be responsible for the cancer-shielding abilities.
The natural antioxidant can help…
- protect cells from oxidative stress
- clear out toxins
- fight off inflammation
And, of course, all three of those are factors in prostate cancer.
Make mushrooms a regular menu item
If building a barrier against cancer was the ONLY benefit of mushrooms, it would be well worth adding them to your meals. But it’s not.
In fact, it’s only the beginning.
For example, a study earlier this year found another incredible benefit for men and women alike. A regular mushroom habit could help cut your risk of cognitive impairment in HALF.
It doesn’t take much, either. That study found you can get the benefit from about 10 ounces a week.
That means that eating tasty mushrooms just two to three times a week as a side dish or as an added ingredient in other recipes is all you’ll need to get the protection.
In other words, around the same amount that the new prostate cancer study calls for.
Not a fan of mushrooms? I get it. Not everyone is. But keep in mind that when they’re added to dishes like soups and stews, they’re barely noticeable. And, in fact, will typically just pick up the taste of whatever they’ve been cooked in.
Maybe consider updating some of those old family recipes of yours. Ditch the carb-heavy potatoes from soups and stews and replace them with some mushrooms instead. Or switch to a mushroom omelet for breakfast a few days a week.