A healthy colon is vital for the rest of your body. Often overlooked, the colon - or large intestine - has a significant role in taking care of you. Not only does it reduce the risk of colorectal cancer and other colon disorders, it can lead to improved digestion, increased energy, better absorption of nutrients in your body and a healthy body weight.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer type worldwide; in 2020, almost two million cases were diagnosed. It is the second most common cause of cancer death, leading to almost one million deaths a year.
Just a few simple changes may be all it takes to promote a healthy colon. Here are seven lifestyle tips for a healthy colon.