Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a substance made by cells in the prostate gland (both normal cells and cancer cells). PSA is mostly found in semen, but a small amount is also found in the blood. Most men without prostate cancer have PSA levels under 4 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) of blood.
So, what foods can raise your PSA levels?
7. Reduce or avoid foods that harm the prostate.
- Foods that contain acrylamide, such as French fries and potato chips (the two biggest offenders) and doughnuts.
- Sugars and sugary foods.
- Foods rich in saturated fats.
- Excess alcohol.
- Nonfermented soy products such as tofu and edamame, which can raise estrogen levels.
How can I lower my PSA level?
The best way to avoid this is to maintain good prostate and overall health based on the following guidelines:
- Eat more fruits, vegetables and nuts.
- Add some pomegranate to your diet.
- Exercise more.
- Lose weight.
- Take aspirin.
- Eat more tomatoes.
- Reduce or avoid foods that harm the prostate.
- Reduce animal protein intake.
What is a high PSA level?
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by prostate gland cells. Elevated levels may indicate prostate cancer, but PSA levels can also be affected by other things, such as enlarged prostate, a urinary tract infection, or recent ejaculation. Keep reading to learn more about why your PSA levels may be high.