The risk of colon cancer can be reduced by up to 40 percent with regular intake of dietary fibre
The risk of colon cancer can be reduced by up to 40 percent with regular intake of dietary fibre. Research published in the Harvard Men's Health Watch indicates that men who take
recommended amounts (38 grams per day for men under 50, and 30 grams for men over 50) benefit the most. Fibre not only cleans the gastrointestinal tract but also reduces the risk of heart attack and helps prevent diverticulitis, a painful and common problem of aging.
Good sources of fibre include whole grains, beans, the stems and leaves of vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, chard, and spinach along with whole fruits (not juice), nuts, and seeds. With highly processed diets, fibre is harder to come by and often needs to be added. A whole foods program provides plenty of natural fibre.