Colon cancer is rising in young people and it is a worrying trend that’s been climbing since the 1990s, according to the National Cancer Institute.
According to Yale Medicine reports that today, those who are under 55 are almost 60 percent more likely to develop the disease. As per the researchers by the year 2030, expect colon cancer to be the number one cause of death for people ages 20 to 49.
Including whole grains in your diet like brown rice, oats, and quinoa, are a great place to begin, as these grains are packed with fiber.
Legumes like beans and lentils are also loaded with full of fiber. People who eat the most fiber from vegetable sources like legumes are 35 percent less likely to have colon polyps.
Eating only 2 tablespoons of chia seeds is give you a whopping 10 grams of fiber, which is 40 percent of your daily needs.
Load up your food with broccoli, cauliflower, and kale which is the best sources of fiber that come in the veggie form. One research found that eating cooked green veggies lowered colon cancer risk by 24%.
Walnuts not only supply a couple of grams of fiber per ounce 14 halves, but it also contains omega-3 fatty acids in the form of alpha-linolenic acid.
Fermented dairy products like yogurt pack gut-healthy probiotics, so if you regularly consume then it is tied to a lowered risk of colon cancer, according to a 2022 review of studies published in Frontiers in Nutrition.