Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer in men. What makes it more dangerous is that fact that it develops very slowly and stealthily, often exhibiting no symptoms until it is in an advanced stage. Fortunately, it is also one of the easiest to remedy should detection occur early enough. For this reason, men in middle and advanced ages – the time the first indications of this cancer usually appear – should get regular checkups to ensure their continued health. Additionally, men who consider themselves at risk of developing prostate cancer should add healthier foods to their diet to compensate for the changes that their bodies are undergoing. Maca, a food more popularly known for its aphrodisiac qualities more than anything else, has recently been found to be particularly beneficial for sufferers of prostate cancer, and is being further researched as a possible preventative measure as well.
As we age, our bodies change. We produce lower quantities of certain hormones and substances. As a result, our organs too, undergo some changes. The prostate is one of the organs that undergo some of the most dramatic changes as time goes on. As a man ages, the prostate shrinks and the surrounding tissues undergo some changes. It is during this time when it becomes susceptible to developing cancer. Maca is well known for its ability to bring equilibrium to the body’s hormone levels. Since the prostate is one of the organs most affected by hormones, it also benefits a lot from maca’s influence. By effectively keeping hormone levels stable, maca mitigates most of the changes in the body’s physiology, retaining the ‘youth’ of our prostate.
Androgen Deprivation Therapy is one of the most common treatment options for men afflicted with prostate cancer. Unfortunately, its side effect is to make the prostate shrink even further. This has several effects, such as a loss of libido and sexual energy. A recent scientific study experimented with combining Androgen Deprivation Therapy with a diet infused with maca. As a result of this treatment, scientists observed almost no reduction in the sexual energy of the men under this regimen. There was also no significant change in the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) levels of the men, indicating that it did not interfere with the cancer fighting therapy in any way.
Maca is best used as a preventative measure against hormonally related cancers, of which prostate cancer is a part. By reducing the fluctuations of hormone levels in the body and making sure they work more efficiently, maca helps prevent the formation of an environment in which cancers can develop and spread.
Maca is part of our wide selection of functional food products offered by Hidalgo Foods. Our organically grown maca powder comes straight from the South American mountain ranges where that have been harvested for thousands of year. We believe that the future of health and nutrition lies in these secret superfoods of the past, and we have made it our mission to educate, inform, and provide our customers with the kind of nutrition that allows them to enjoy longer, happier, and more fulfilled lives.
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