A Healthy Colon Starts With a Healthy Diet
When it comes to good colon health, what we eat plays a crucial role in helping to prevent the development of pre-cancerous polyps or cancer of the colon. A healthy diet combined with regular discussions with your doctor and staying on a recommended colonoscopy screening cycle are the keys for preventing a serious colorectal problem. Here are some tips to get you started.
- Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Eat a variety of what are termed “vividly colored” fruits and vegetables such as dark, leafy greens, orange or red fruits and blue or purple fruits. Each offers a different health benefit.
- High-fiber Foods
Food high in fiber help keep your colon clean which is important in preventing colon cancer from developing.
- Water Versus Alcoholic Drinks
Most people do not drink enough water. Each day strive to drink 64 ounces of non-alcoholic drinks and be conscious not to consume excess amounts of sugary drinks.
- Whole Grains
Grains are a good source of fiber which help keep your bowels moving and maintain healthy bacteria within the colon.
- Be Aware of Red Meats
Consider limiting the consumption of red meat as they contain high levels of saturated fat.