A high-fat, low-fiber diet can put you at risk for digestive issues like colon cancer. Symptoms of colon cancer may include abdominal pain, blood in stool, changes in bowel habits, unexplained weight loss and vomiting. One of the best ways to prevent cancer is to eat natural foods that are low in fat and high in fiber, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. One cancer-fighting legume to try is alfalfa.
Alfalfa sprouts are the immature seedlings of the alfalfa plant, and they are dense in nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, calcium and fiber. Vitamin C and fiber are essential for a healthy colon. Vitamin C helps boost the immune system and works to protect cells from free radical damage. Dietary fiber improves digestion by moving waste and toxins through the colon and out of the body.
This turkey avocado sandwich is an easy way to add alfalfa sprouts to your lunch as part of a colon-healthy diet. These little sprouted seeds are great in sandwiches. They make a great substitute for lettuce, but they can also be a nice crisp addition to any salad.