Eating to Prevent Colorectal Cancer
Recently discovered to be helpful in the fight against cancer, phytochemicals are non-nutrient substances such a flavonoids, phenols, and terpenes which are found in a variety of plant foods including tomatoes, citrus fruits, berries, peppers, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, and soy beans.
Healthy Eating Guidelines for Cancer Prevention
You can learn to eat a healthy, cancer-fighting diet by following these guidelines from the American Cancer Society:
- Choose most of the foods you eat from plant sources.
- Limit your intake of high-fat foods, particularly from animal sources.
- Be physically active; achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
- Limit consumption of alcoholic beverages.