Along with regular exercise, a healthy, nutritious diet that includes a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruit, whole grains, pulses, good quality protein and essential oils is an integral part of recovery from bowel cancer.
But what happens when the side-effects of the treatment designed to return a person to health make them feel so terrible they can’t or won’t eat?
Our Bowel Care Nurses offer their top tips. . .
Diet and lifestyle play a major part in bowel cancer recovery and also in reducing bowel cancer risk.
"Studies show bowel cancer risk increases by 17% per 100g of red meat consumed per day; and bowel cancer risk increases by 18% per 50g of processed meat consumed per day," Bowel Cancer Australia's Community Engagement Manager Claire Annear said.
For the fourth year in a row, Bowel Cancer Australia is encouraging Australians to take the Meat Free Week challenge.
The colder temperatures can provide a great excuse to eat more and exercise less, but don’t let a change in season change your priorities when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
If the winter months leave you feeling uninspired when it comes to cooking, check out our latest healthy recipes – high and low fibre – which are updated monthly and full of delicious ways to help you beat the winter blues, and for some great warm ups you can do even when it’s cold, check out Bowel Cancer Australia Advocate Hollie Fielder’s top tips.