September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The Prostate Cancer Foundation tells us 30-percent of cancers are preventable through lifestyle changes, including nutrition. Each day on News5, we’ll profile a superfood you can incorporate into your diet. It’s called the “Eat It To Beat It” challenge.
Superfood edamame is on today’s “Eat It To Beat It” challenge.
Edamame is a whole, immature soybean known to contain powerful anti-inflammatories.
Men with prostate cancer often have risks for other conditions, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, weight gain over the years leading to increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
Eating edamame can lower prostate-specific antigens.
The whole soybean, available in whole pods or shelled. From the pod, edamame is a tasty snack. You can boil them very briefly in lightly salted water. If you buy the shelled version, sprinkle them on a green salad to add some protein, or make them more of a centerpiece in a bean-and-vegetable salad.
To sign up for the "eat it to beat it" challenge, click here.
Learn more about the challenge from the Prostate Cancer Foundation.