Nutritious, fiber-rich foods have long been associated with regular bowel function and improved digestive health. Recent research suggests that the effects of these foods may be more beneficial than previously thought, especially with regard to the development of colon polyps. Colon, or colorectal, polyps are small fleshy growths inside the lining of the large intestine or rectum. Many types are benign. Others, referred to as pre-malignant, can develop into colorectal cancer — one of the leading causes of death in both North America and Western Europe. Certain foods promote colon health and may have such a dramatic impact as to even discourage polyp formation. Let’s take a look at ten of them.
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