Colon cancer (or colorectal cancer) is the third most common form of cancer in both men and women. And since research shows colon cancer recurs in 18% of all patients, if you’ve suffered from it, it’s vital you do whatever you can to keep it at bay.
Now, a new study out of America shows there’s an easy way to improve your odds of not suffering a relapse…
Here’s how to stop colon cancer from coming back
According to the study, “colon cancer survivors whose diet is heavy in complex sugars and carbohydrate-rich foods are far more likely to have a recurrence of the disease than are patients who eat a better balance of foods,” reports naturalnews.com.
What’s behind this?
It all comes down to how the glycemic levels in food affect your body’s insulin levels.
And if you want to keep colon cancer from coming back the best thing you can do is avoid refined carbohydrates and sugar-laden foods. After all, both of these boost insulin levels and feed cancer cells
So it’s no wonder that “colon cancer patients who consumed the highest amounts of Western diet components such as meat, fat, and refined grains and sugars, had a three-fold increase in colon cancer recurrence compared to those patients who consumed the lowest amounts of these foods,” adds cancernetwork.com on the report.
But it’s not just about cutting down on carbs. Research shows you need to add more of this food to your diet too.
Eat this to keep colon cancer at bay
Research out of Harvard University suggests you add more chicken to your diet, writes Nutrition & Healing’s natural health specialist, Dr Jonathan Wright.
During the study, in which over 19,000 women of all ages took part, researchers discovered women who replaced just one serving of red meat a day with chicken slashed their risk of colon tumours by a whopping 40%!
So there you have it. Keeping your risk of a colon cancer relapse down doesn’t have to be hard! You just need to make some smart lifestyle changes.