• Some milk and dairy foods
• Just a small amount of foods and drinks high in fat or sugars, such as cakes, crisps and biscuits
Fibre: Many studies show that foods high in fibre reduce the risk of bowel cancer. Fibre - rich foods include wholegrain pasta, bread, breakfast cereals, rice, pulses, fruit and vegetables
Processed and red meat: Strong evidence shows that eating lots of processed and red meat can increase the risk of bowel cancer, and possibly stomach and pancreatic cancer. Processed meat includes ham, bacon, salami and sausages. Red meat includes all fresh, minced and frozen beef, pork and lamb. Fresh white meat (such as chicken) and fish are not linked with an increased risk of cancer.
Salt-preserved foods: could increase the risk of stomach cancer. Salt-preserved foods include some pickled vegetables, salted fish and cured meats. Salt could increase stomach cancer risk by damaging the stomach lining, causing inflammation, or by making the stomach lining more sensitive to cancer-causing chemicals.
For more tips, recipes, and ideas on eating well visit NHS Choices.