One of the biggest health risks for Americans is colon cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, it's the third most diagnosed form of cancer and a high cause of cancer death among men and women. According to this article on the anti colon cancer diet, it is largely preventable through diet. It offers eight dietary ways to prevent this disease including eating less red meat and consuming a variety of plant antioxidants.
In cultures where vegetables are the main course, colon cancer rates are lower compared to the U.S. It's not hard to add a few more vegetable meals to the routine and preserve good health for the long term. Lentil soup, cabbage salad, and a vegetable stew are great meals any time of the week!