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Eat It To Beat It: superfood flaxseed

Posted at 11:02 AM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 11:02:56-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — September is prostate cancer awareness month.

The prostate cancer foundation says 30-percent of cancers are preventable through lifestyle changes, including eating better. Each day on Fox 4, we'll profile a superfood you can incorporate into your diet. The challenge is called the "Eat It To Beat It."

Today's superfood is flaxseed.

Flaxseeds are rich in omega-three fatty acids, manganese, and Vitamin B-1.

They have phyto-estrogen that provides the strongest benefit against prostate cancer and other cancers that are hormone-linked.

You can add flaxseeds to cereal or a smoothie.

Flaxseeds can also be purchased in the form of an oil supplement.

To sign up for the "eat it to beat it" challenge, click here.

September Prostate Cancer Awareness Month