Make your plate a Power Plate! Did you know that the more naturally colorful your meal is, the more likely it is to have an abundance of carotenoids, which are pigments that give fruits and vegetables their bright colors. Beta-carotene, lycopene, and lutein are all different varieties of carotenoids that act as antioxidants with strong anti-cancer properties.
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Susan Says: Oatmeal is a great source of a type of fiber called soluble fiber. Soluble fiber, unlike insoluble fiber, is gel-forming and pulls out unwanted products such as excess hormones and cholesterol. That's why oatmeal is rightfully touted as a heart-healthy food. Other great sources of soluble fiber include apples, legumes, barley, and carrots.