It’s probably the only thing more nerve-wracking than knowing there’s surgery in your future. And that’s knowing the surgery is for cancer.
Most people bounce right back after routine procedures. However, cancer is another story altogether. The surgery can sometimes be more damaging than the disease itself.
But now, new research has uncovered a secret weapon that could make a very common form of cancer surgery easier. If you already have a procedure for colon cancer scheduled, it could help things go smoother on surgery day and afterward.
But that’s not all. This trick can ALSO help if you just want protection against developing this common form of cancer in the first place.
Not a bad idea since colon cancer is the second-deadliest form in the United States. Only lung cancer kills more Americans every year.
Beat colon cancer with this dinnertime trick
There’s probably no topic more boring when it comes to nutrition than fiber.
Sure, we KNOW we need it. And we think we know how to get it (although, as you’ll see in a moment, the “best” sources probably aren’t what you think they are).
Yet despite all that, I’ve got a newsflash. MOST folks fall way short in their daily fiber intake. And that’s a problem.
Falling behind on your fiber doesn’t just lead to those painful moments on the porcelain throne. It can also leave your digestive tract more worn-down and pockmarked than the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
That not only can set the stage for polyps and colon cancer. It can also lead to complications if you ever have to have colon cancer surgery.
But unlike a lot of other health issues, this one has an easy fix. If you boost your fiber, the whole process is much more likely to go off without a hitch.
Boost fiber for better outcomes
The new study finds that for every 10 grams of fiber in your daily diet, you can cut the risk of serious complications from colon cancer surgery by 25 percent.
That’s NOT a lot of fiber, by the way.
According to mainstream guidelines, you should get about 20-30 grams per day, depending on your age and gender. So simply hitting your targets will reduce colon cancer complications by half or more.
The problem is most folks don’t come close to even those modest targets. The average fiber intake is only about 10-15 grams a day, and much of it comes from lower-quality sources such as grains.
And don’t buy everything you read. While food packaging might say “WHOLE GRAIN” on the label… and it might scream “GREAT SOURCE OF FIBER!” on the package… that doesn’t mean it’s true.
The best sources of fiber are fresh whole FOODS, not grains, including apples, pears, berries, beans, avocados, and nuts. And for folks going the low-carb route, cauliflower, broccoli, and mushrooms are excellent choices.
Here’s another great source: POPCORN!
Just avoid the microwave stuff. They’re loaded with nasty chemical-laced toppings. Even the package itself can contain toxins.
Get an air popper, grab some organic popping kernels, and dress it up with your own seasonings for a tasty treat and about 4 grams of fiber per serving. Great for movie night… even better for beating colon cancer.
But why stop there? You can add MY favorite colon-cancer fighting weapon to your arsenal too. Click here to find out what it is.