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Nutrition and Lifestyle

You Are What You Eat

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Eat Right – Prevent Cancer

If we would all eat the way our mothers and grandmothers told us to, we’d have a much lower risk of developing colon cancer in the first place.

A high-fiber, low-fat diet can reduce the chances of developing polyps. Of course, the only proven way to prevent colorectal cancer is to have regular screenings to find and remove polyps. But when you combine regular screening with a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy weight, the benefits will be even more. A diet that’s high in fiber and low in fat can promote regular bowel function, thereby reducing the amount of time any cancer-causing substance is in contact with the colon lining and diluting the concentration of cancer-causing substances.

More than half of all colorectal cancers could be prevented if everyone followed these healthy tips:
  • Be physically active.
  • Eat fruits and vegetables.
  • Take calcium supplements
  • Eat less red meat.
  • Take one aspirin a day. (Check with the doctor first!)
  • Don’t smoke.
There are other benefits to a high fiber diet, too. When you eat more fiber, you feel full faster, which means you eat less and you cholesterol will lower (which is better for your heart). Fiber-rich foods also help to decrease the occurrence of constipation, diarrhea, hemorrhoids and diverticulitis.
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