You can minimize your risk of colon cancer by eating five-food type.
These include vegetables; whole grains; legumes; nuts and seeds; and fiber-rich fruit. Vegetables contain cancer-preventing nutrients called carotenoids and flavonoids.
Vegetables are high in fiber, which helps you to remove waste in your colon and reduces the amount of time waste spends in your colon, reducing your risk for colorectal cancers.
It is important to eat whole grain foods because of the high levels of fiber
Try replacing white grains like white rice with whole grains or mixing the two together. Eating whole grains will not only increase fiber, but also B vitamins and important minerals, such as iron, zinc, copper and magnesium.
Examples of whole grain products include whole wheat bread, barley, oats, quinoa, buckwheat, corn and brown rice.
Legumes have lots of fiber and help keep your digestive tract healthy. By regularly eating beans and lentils, you lower your risk for cancerous colonpolyps (small growths).
Try substituting beans or lentils for meat twice a week or reducing meat in your meal and add in legumes.
The next category is nuts and seeds are packed with so much nutrients. They contain fiber, healthy fat, phytochemicals, and antioxidants all have cancer-fighting properties. Try snacking on nuts or seeds instead of chips or sweets.
Eat different types of colorful fruits. Each color fruit has a unique combination of nutrients with cancer-fighting properties. Fruit also has fiber, vitamins and minerals, and its natural sweetness helps you resist refined sugary treats without nutritional benefits. Remember you are what you eat so always eat right!
Before you change your diet always consult your dietician.