Eating for a healthy colon
Achieve long-term healthy eating with 4 simple tips:
- Breaks between meals
- Enough dietary fibre
- End meal at 90% fullness
- Eating at a set table and in company
"After eating, you should rest or take 1,000 steps" - and then just a few more... Try it with the help of your mobile phone pedometer: those who walk the 10,000 steps per day recommended for the heart have a noticeably better digestion.
Prevention from 50 onwards
Dietary habits not only influence our well-being, but also our risk of bowel cancer. A simple screening by means of a stool test or colonoscopy is offered to all over 50-year-olds in the majority of cantons. Ask your cancer league for more information.
By Prof. Dr. med. Viviane Hess, Head of Prevention and Early Detection, Krebsliga beider Basel