Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. By the end of this year, it is expected that the cancer will have affected more than 95,000 people, of which 39,000 will be diagnosed with rectal cancer.
Our intestines are used to store and eliminate waste so that healthy balance in the diet is crucial for our health.
35 percent of deaths related to cancer are caused by diet, 30 percent for smoking, 20 percent due to infection, and the rest to other environmental factors – pollution, radiation, stress and levels of physical activity.
With these steps you will reduce the chances of developing colon cancer, so follow these steps:
– Regularly eat fruits and vegetables.
– Consuming dried plums reduces the risk of colon cancer.
– Try to eat more dietary fiber.
– Be regularly exposed to the sun for vitamin D.
– It is also advisable to avoid processed meats.
– Eating more red meat increases the risk of colon cancer by 24 percent. Meat is not always a problem, but the way it is cooked and the place where it comes from is!
– Use olive oil for cooking.
– Exercising will reduce the risk of colon cancer.
– Pay attention to your weight.
– Quit alcohol and cigarettes completely.
– Eat more garlic.
– Women and men in the age of 50 should have regular sigmoidoscopy every five years and colonoscopy every 10 years