Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles As national leaders in cancer, our "8 Ways To Prevent Cancer" series offers a simple, evidence-based guide to lowering your cancer risk and improving your health. Take control; make a healthy change. One important step you can take: eat a healthy diet. Focus on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and keep red meat and processed meat to a minimum. Cut back on unhealthy fats and choose healthy fats more often. Try these tips. Make fruits and vegetables a part of every meal. Choose chicken, fish, or beans instead of red meat. Choose whole-grain cereal and pasta as well as whole-wheat bread. Choose dishes made with olive or canola oil. And cut back on fast food and store-bought snacks. For more helpful tips, visit siteman.wustl.edu/takecontrol.