According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, 47 percent of colorectal cancers in the United States are preventable each year through eating well, exercising and being a healthy weight. Studies relating diet to colon cancer risk have been numerous and convincing. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables, fiber-rich whole grains along with maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly can help reduce your risk of colorectal cancers. The same is not true of the typical Western diet loaded with red and processed meats, refined carbohydrates, sugars and unhealthy fats. Many studies have linked it to an increased risk in colon cancer. Luckily there are so many satisfying recipes, you can reduce your risk and enjoy doing it! Here are a few of our favorites.