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Eating to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

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Phytochemicals

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.

 

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Reviewed by Arnold Wax, MD on June 01, 2012
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