World Cancer Day 2020: If you want to avoid colorectal cancer, then you should pay special attention to your diet.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer which can affect any of the men and women. Although its reasons are not certain, your diet plays an important role in it. In today's time, people do not pay much attention to their food and lifestyle, due to which cases of colorectal cancer are increasing. Low dietary fibre, excessive intake of saturated fat, high-calorie intake, smoking and alcohol consumption increase the risk of colorectal cancer. So, today we are telling you about the diet that can be helpful in the prevention of colorectal cancer.
Some studies have proven that calcium-rich dairy products can help reduce colon growth (adenomas) and reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Therefore, every person should consume dairy products like yoghurt and cheese etc. in sufficient quantity.
Whole grain food
Lack of dietary fibre is a major cause of colorectal cancer. In this case, you can avoid this cancer by consuming whole-grain food. Actually, whole grain foods are rich in magnesium and fibre and its intake gives you nutrients and also helps in preventing cancer. You must eat at least 90 grams of whole grain food a day. For this, you can take oatmeal, whole wheat bread and brown rice etc.
Fibre is also found in enough quantity in beans. Apart from beans, you can eat many other types of pulses, soybeans, peas and legumes etc. These contain fibre as well as protein and nutrients like vitamins B and E. They also contain compounds called flavonoids, which can prevent tumours from growing. Besides, the antioxidants present in them also help in preventing colorectal cancer.
Colourful fruits and vegetables
Colourful fruits and vegetables are beneficial for health in many ways. In particular, they contain phytochemicals that can inhibit the growth and inflammation of cancer cells. To keep yourself healthy and avoid colorectal cancer, eat a variety of fruits and vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and oranges.
If you are non-vegetarian then eating fish will be very good for you. Specifically, salmon fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are very good for heart health and may slow down the growth of cancer cells. However, you have to be a little cautious while selecting fish. Some research has found that people who eat fish instead of red meat are less likely to develop colorectal cancer. You can consume a limited amount of swordfish, tuna, tilefish, and king mackerel in your diet.
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