GIS Q&A - Dr. Sathya Jaganmohan: Can a healthy diet prevent certain cancers?
Healthy diet is very important. It is important to prevent cancers. It is important for a healthy lifestyle. It is important for overall well-being. Diets rich in vegetables and fruits. The “Mediterranean diet” has been repeatedly proven to be the most beneficial diet to prevent cancers and live a longer and healthy life. We recommend patients consume more healthy vegetables and fruits, and more grains, as well as reduce the amount of red meat consumption, which has shown in many studies to be linked to cancers of the colon and the gastrointestinal tract. Diets that are rich in ultra-processed foods like bacon and packaged meat have also been shown to increase the risk of cancers in the gastrointestinal system and should be avoided.