7 Ways To Better Colon Health
Limit red meat consumption and steer clear of processed meats!
According to the ACS, the risk of colon cancer increases by 15 to
20 percent if you consume 100 grams of red meat (the equivalent of a small hamburger) or 50 grams (equivalent of one hot dog) of processed meats, like sausage, bacon or hot dogs, per day.
Hold the sugar!
While sugar has not been directly associated with the progression of colon cancer, foods high in sugar are often high in calories and can lead to weight gain and obesity.
Get into Garlic!
Studies show people who consume garlic several times a week may have fewer incidences of colorectal cancers.
Take Probiotics and Enzymes!
Probiotics are the good bacteria. And they may help lower your risk for several cancers.
Another thing you can do to benefit your digestive tract is to do some simple, daily exercises. The colon functions much more effectively when abdominal muscles are strong and consistently in motion.
Never skip screenings!
When caught early, colon cancer is over 90% curable. If you are over 50, have a family history of colon cancer, talk to your doctor about colon cancer screening.
On top of many health risks, smoking and alcohol increases your risk of colon cancer.