02/02/2015 12:42 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

A Cancer Fighting Diet, From Dr. Richard Besser (VIDEO)

Dr. Richard Besser says whether you're fighting cancer or not, a balanced diet is important for all of us. Dr. Besser recommends the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in vegetables, fruits, lean proteins and whole grains. For fighting against colon cancer, roughage is key -- whole grains are always better for you than processed foods! While a diet that is high in sugar isn't good for you for many reasons, Dr. Besser isn't convinced that this specifically causes cancer. Stick to a diet promotes health. Even making small changes like cutting back on fatty foods can make a difference!

For more of Dr. Richard Besser's health tips, view the slideshow below:

Dr. Besser's Tips For Healthy Living

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