Foods loaded with calcium and vitamin D:
- Salmon and sardines
- Dark-green leafy greens
Research suggests that when combined, this pair both strengthens bones and helps ward off colon cancer.
Foods containing phytochemicals:
- Citrus fruits
- Soy beans
Phytochemicals are non-nutrient substances like flavonoids, polyphenols, and terpenes. They’re mainly found in a variety of plant foods and boast a long list of health benefits, including reducing the risk of colon cancer.
Meanwhile, avoid red meat. Many studies have linked a good steak to a higher risk of colorectal cancer, as well as diets heavy in processed, salted, smoked, or cured meats such as bacon, sausage, and hot dogs.
It’s important to note that numerous studies have linked a spike in risk of colorectal cancer with increased alcohol intake, especially among men.