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Eat It To Beat It: Superfood Edamame

Posted at 11:39 AM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 13:39:28-04

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.

Eat It To Beat It
The Prostate Cancer Foundation picked 30 foods for you to eat during the 30 days of September.