Colorectal cancer affects both men and women equally. Health experts recommend a colonoscopy for adults starting at age 45. If you have a family history of colorectal cancer, certain gastroenterological conditions or diseases, eat a diet high in fat content or smoke, you are at a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer.
A healthy diet can do wonders for your colon health. Some dietary modifications that may help prevent or even treat colon cancer include:
- Avoiding processed/cured meats
- Consuming colorful fruits and veggies
- Cutting out saturated fat
- Eating foods high in dietary fiber
- Getting enough omega-3 fatty acids
- Limiting your salt intake
- Reducing alcohol consumption
- Restricting the amount of red meat you eat
Eating foods high in fiber—both soluble and insoluble—is a great way to clean out your colon and help prevent the development of colorectal cancer.
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