Cancer Prevention Tips

  • Eat more foods that come from plants, such as fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, and whole grains.

  • ExitCare ImageEat less food that comes from animals, such as meat, cheese, and eggs.

  • Eat 5 servings of different fruits and vegetables every day. Eat fruits and vegetables of all colors.

  • Eat green foods like broccoli, lettuce, or greens.

  • Eat yellow-orange foods like carrots, cantaloupe, bananas, or sweet potatoes.

  • Eat red foods like strawberries, tomatoes, or red beans.

  • Eat blue or purple foods like blueberries, eggplant, or plums.

  • Eat white foods like garlic, potatoes, or onions.

  • Avoid fried food.

  • Eat brown rice, whole wheat bread, whole grain pasta, and cereals.

  • Eat less white rice, white bread, regular pasta, desserts, sweetened cereals, soft drinks, and sugars.

  • ExitCare ImageEat fish, chicken, turkey, or beans. Eat only a small piece of any meat. Cook meat by baking, broiling, or boiling.

  • Stay at a healthy weight. Lose weight if you are too heavy.

  • Eat less food that is high in empty calories, like French fries, fried chicken, pizza, doughnuts, and other sweets.

  • Move or exercise as much as you can.

  • Try walking, gardening, dancing, or bicycling to help you burn calories. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk to where you are going instead of driving.

  • Drink less alcohol.

  • Men should limit alcohol to 2 drinks per day.

  • Women should limit alcohol to 1 drink per day.

  • Do not smoke or use any kind of tobacco.

Check with your doctor before you make any big changes in your diet or lifestyle.