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The National Cancer Institute says you need to eat more veggies, nuts and fruits in order to boost your risk of developing colon cancer.
The new report from the National Cancer Institutes suggests eating less of the processed foods you may be familiar with and more whole grains, beans and lentils.
The Institute says it’s important to be aware of the nutrients in foods like green leafy vegetables, which are rich in fiber and vitamins B1, B2 and B6, and the proteins in fruits and vegetables.
“People should limit intake of processed foods and beverages as well as certain animal-derived foods, including dairy, meat, eggs, fish and shellfish,” the report states.
It says it is important to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables every day.
If you’re worried about a high risk of colon cancer, talk to your doctor about the right foods to eat.
And if you’re a vegan, the Institute recommends avoiding processed foods that contain animal products and limiting your intake of red meat.
“The diet needs to include a balance of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes, along with a low-fat dairy, fish, soy, poultry and seafood diet,” the Institute said.
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