Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2020 there will be an estimated 43,000 new cases of rectal cancer diagnosed in the United States. Because of this, it's important to maintain a healthy diet.
Studies have shown that eating cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussel sprouts, has the potential to prevent cancer and inhibit the increase in the number of tumor cells that can cause cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, it is important to eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day as part of a cancer prevention strategy.