Eat It to Beat It Challenge FAQ

Have a Question? See below for FAQs for the Challenge:

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No! Each Thursday we will provide – by email and posting to the Facebook Group – a list of foods for the following week. You can pick from this list or make your own plans using the complete list of foods.
Once you join the Facebook group and request your welcome gift, we will send you a kit with some tools to help you keep track.
Register here and we will send you information by email during the month. In the meantime, you can download the Eat it To Beat it periodic table of foods and download the Science of Living Well, Beyond Cancer Guide here: PCF.org/30foods.
Sign up to participate through email OR join the challenge Facebook group. We will send you instructions for the challenge.
All donations made to a Facebook fundraiser must be reversed through Facebook. Please follow the below steps to contact Facebook support: 
  1. While logged into Facebook (you must be logged in or else you are taken to a page about disabled accounts) go to https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/1032538800469748
  2. You should see the below screen.
  3. Then you go through the steps: Charity Donation > I donated to a fundraiser on Facebook > Refund for my donation > Other reason and then you can pick the donation
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The fastest way to locate your Facebook fundraiser is to visit: https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers/manage/. If you are unable to locate your fundraiser using this link, please visit your personal Facebook page then scroll down until you see an icon to access your fundraiser. If your fundraiser is still active, you should be able to locate it from your personal Facebook page.
When you join the Facebook group and sign up for your welcome kit, we will send you tools to track your foods. If you are not participating through Facebook, you can download the Eat it To Beat it periodic table, view the list of 30 foods and get a free copy of the Science of Living Well, Beyond Cancer here: https://www.pcf.org/30foods/.
Once the challenge is over, we will provide details on how to submit your completed periodic table here: PCF.org/eat
Healthy eating habits can benefit prostate cancer patients, their families, and anyone who wants to reduce their risk of cancer and chronic disease. Dietary factors are implicated in prostate cancer, and many of the foods on this list contain natural antioxidants and other cancer-fighting compounds. Join the challenge to see more about the latest research on lifestyle factors and prostate cancer.
Here’s the great news: there are hundreds of healthy foods! This challenge will give you a taste (haha) of what it’s like to sample some of them. You can check for your favorite healthy food on the periodic table (which is also not exhaustive). If you still can’t find it, email us, and we’ll try to address certain foods or food groups in some of our blogs this month and beyond.
No problem. If you have an allergy, intolerance, interaction with a medication, or just plain don’t like some of our suggestions, you are free to choose any other food from the table.
PCF is a US based 501c3 non-profit. At the same time, our research enterprise extends to 22 countries around the world. To learn more, visit www.pcf.org
There is no single food or small group of foods you can eat to prevent or recover from prostate cancer (or any type of cancer or chronic disease). We recommend a healthy lifestyle, as documented in our guide, The Science of Living Well, Beyond Cancer: Rest – Exercise – Eat Well. Our overall eating recommendations are based on: 1) moderation in animal products, and 2) a large variety of high-fiber plant-based foods for their anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These 30 foods were picked as interesting jumping-off points to discuss topics related to healthy eating. Consult with your physician if you have questions about what might be right for you.
If you haven’t already, we encourage you to download (or order a hard copy) of our guide, Prostate Cancer Patient Guide. It includes a discussion of treatment options. You can get a copy here: https://www.pcf.org/guide/
It’s good to question the role of sugar in your diet and consider the alternatives. The ideal approach is to avoid as much added sweetener as possible, and enjoy a piece of fruit if you like something sweet after a meal (if you have no medical reason not to). When it comes to keeping your blood sugar stable, other “sugars” like coconut sugar or maple syrup are, on balance, the same as white sugar, supplying you with extra calories and minimal nutrients. Erythritol, stevia, and monk fruit extract are generally recognized as safe and have no calories, though we recommend minimizing their use in your efforts to kick the sugar habit. Avoid artificial sweeteners (such as aspartame and saccharin), as they have been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals.
Are eggs good for you or bad for you? The answer is complicated. In terms of prostate and other cancers, many animal products are known to increase inflammation, and inflammation can fan the fires of cancer. Beyond other animal products, eggs have been historically demonized for increasing your cholesterol. However, scientists now know it is your overall intake of saturated fat (not the food-based cholesterol in egg yolks) that prompts your body to make excess cholesterol that’s hard on your heart. Egg yolks contain vitamins A, D, E and K along with omega-3 fats and antioxidants like lutein (a carotenoid – just look at the color!). Whole eggs give a protein boost to your dish that also includes in folate and vitamin B12… and they make a cost-effective pairing with a rainbow of healthy vegetables. Nevertheless, some folks may need to limit their egg intake based on their personal health profile – as always, it’s best to consult your doctor.

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