“Eat a blanked diet, full of fibre. UK adults should have an intake of 30 grams of fibre per day. Avoid high-fat, processed food.
“Opening the bowel regularly, without strain, is important for minimising the risk of cancer”, explains the expert.
The expert continued: “Some foods are excellent for your bowels - for example, kiwi fruit is an excellent food item as they have special properties to facilitate regular bowel opening.”
Regular exercise, too, may help stimulate gut transit time, adds Doctor Lee.