Eat a healthy diet

Fruits and vegetables

Eating healthy foods doesn’t guarantee cancer prevention, but it does help reduce your risk. Suggested guidelines include:

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Base your diet on fruits, vegetables and other foods from plant sources — such as whole grains and beans.
  • Limit fat. Eat lighter and leaner by choosing fewer high-fat foods, particularly those from animal sources. High-fat diets tend to be higher in calories and might increase the risk of overweight or obesity — which can, in turn, increase cancer risk.

Click to learn more about eating healthy using Canada’s Food Guide.