According to the Colon Cancer Foundation 50-75% of colorectal cancer can be prevented through lifestyle changes like healthy eating. While the links may not be founded in substantial research just yet new studies have found connections to eating certain fruits and vegetables and a lower risk of colon cancer.
As a general rule of thumb the American Cancer Society recommends a diet high in vegetables, fruits and whole grains and low in red and processed meats for a lower risk of colon cancer.
Everyone could benefit from a little healthier eating, right? During May in Charleston look for fresh broccoli, peas and sweet corn as good local colon healthy choices. Other great options include raspberries, artichokes, pears, bananas, oranges, cauliflower and apples.
The Mt. Pleasant, SC Farmers’ Market offers great produce each Tuesday, April-October, 3:30pm- dark.
If you want to begin a track to a healthier colon make an appointment with Dr. Margarita Murphy at Colon Surgeons of Charleston.
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