Prostate cancer is something very close to our hearts, so we want to do as much as we can to help those affected.
Sadly, as many as 35,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year in the UK, which is why we have teamed up with the Bristol Urological Institute (BUI) to raise as much money as we can to aid their fantastic research.
Every September the Bristol Downs play host to ‘Run for the future’, a 5km family fun run for prostate cancer that has raised more than £225,000 for prostate cancer research at the BUI since 2006.
This November will see the team here at The Devilled Egg host our own food related event and create a special, recipe packed calendar as we raise money for the BUI. Details will be announced shortly but we are very excited indeed.
But just as we want to raise awareness of the charities that can help prostate cancer; being obsessed with food, naturally, we also want to draw attention to our top 5 foods that are thought to help combat the disease.
Research suggests that an active ingredient found in turmeric—curcumin—can slow prostate tumour growth by blocking receptors used to propagate cell tissue growth.
According to Prostate Cancer UK, tomatoes contain a chemical called lycopene, which may slow down the growth of prostate cancer. But research also suggests that processed and cooked tomatoes are a better source of the chemical than fresh.
More research needs to be done into the links between pomegranate juice and prostate cancer, but there is some evidence to suggest that pomegranate juice can slow the growth of cancer in men whose cancer came back after their first treatment.
Some studies suggest that vegetables belonging to the cabbage family, such as broccoli, cauliflower brussel sprouts and kale, which contain vitamin C and folic acid could slow the growth of prostate cancer. However, other studies have found no link between them and more research is needed.
There is some evidence that green tea can protect against the growth and development of prostate cancer, although for it to have an effect you need to drink around six cups a day.
To find out more about these foods visit www.prostatecanceruk.org and we will soon be hosting our own cookery course packed full of ideas for using these ingredients.