Beans, beans. They're good for your ... colon.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and what better way to start off on the right foot than to stock up your pantry with colon-healthy food!
A healthy diet rich in antioxidants, folic acid, calcium, vitamin D and fiber is vital in the prevention of many diseases, and colorectal cancer is no exception. Next time you head to the grocery story, make sure you stock up on these staple items:
- Beans (Black, Kidney, Pinto)
- Peas and Carrots
- Whole-grain Bread
- Brown Rice
- Whole-grain Cereals and Oatmeal
- Fresh Fruits
- Granola Bars
- Dried Fruits
- Whole-grain Pasta
- Sweet Potatoes and Yams
- Spinach, Kale and Collard Greens
- Broccoli and Cauliflower
For more information on colon and colorectal cancer prevention, understanding your risk factors and screening guidelines, visit Sentara.com.