Eating a healthy and balanced diet can reduce the risk of cancer

You have the power to reduce your risk for cancer. With a few lifestyle changes and perseverance, you can be well on your way to a healthier you

Being overweight and obese is linked to an increased risk of many cancers. Aim for about 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity 

 Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes every day, Focus on whole, fresh fruits and vegetables

Choose whole grains instead of refined products Eliminate refined grains from your daily meals (white bread, pasta and white rice)

Avoid sugary drinks and limit high-calorie, calorie-dense foods. A diet high in added sugar can contribute to excessive weight gain

Limit alcohol consumption, There is now strong evidence that links alcohol to an increased risk for many cancers

Go easy on red and processed meats There is some evidence that suggests red meat consumption can contribute to risk of colorectal cancer