Bowel Cancer Awareness Month - Shop Savvy 08 June 2016

June is the Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

Bowel cancer is Australia's second biggest cancer killer affecting 1 in 13 people. 
14958 people are diagnosed each year.
But did you know that changes in diet and physical activity can reduce the incidence of bowel cancer by up to 75%?
Now that's a massive incentive to enjoy wholesome good foods.

Fibre is the key component when it comes to preventing bowel cancer diet-wise.
Upping your fibre is as simple as "eating things whole" instead of  the refined or highly processed ones.
That means;

  • Try whole-meal and whole-grain breads, pasta, and rice.
  • Enjoy a variety of fruits and veggies, and eat the skins too where ever possible.
  • Enjoy nuts and legumes; both food groups contain a combination of different fibre subtypes , making them a super star in maintaining bowel health.

So, recipes to help you get the fibre going, with the help of supermarket specials:

Chili Baked Potatoes (Australian Red Delight Washed Potatoes 2kg pack $3 at Woolworths)
A perfect comfort food on a cold night. The Red Delight potatoes are perfectly suited if you love fluffy soft flesh!

Try Ottolenghis Sweet Corn Polenta using frozen corns (McCain Super Juice Corn Kernels 500g are $2 at Coles)

Swap white rice to brown rice (SunRice Medium Grain Rice 5kg $6.80 at Coles)
You can even try this Lemon Chicken Teriyaki Rice Bowl for an Asian dinner night.
<p>Lemon Chicken Teriyaki Rice Bowl</p>
Enjoy a whole pumpkin; this website guides you how to utilise pumpkin from skin to seed (Aussie Pumpkin 80c/kg at Woolworths)

Happy eating!

*** If you would like to know more about Bowel Cancer, visit the Bowel Cancer Australia website ***