Food can be amazing! It played a big part in my healing journey with breast cancer and a new study highlights some of the best foods to include in your diet for colon health.
Eating legumes at least three times a week and brown rice at least once a week was linked to a reduced risk of colon polyps by 33 percent and 40 percent respectively, according to Loma Linda University research recently published in Nutrition and Cancer. High consumption of cooked green vegetables and dried fruit was also associated with greater protection, the study shows.
“Legumes, dried fruits, and brown rice all have a high content of fiber, known to dilute potential carcinogens,” Dr. Tantamango says. “Additionally, cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, contain detoxifying compounds, which would improve their protective function.” via http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110802091026.htm