Fiber

Soluble-Fiber and Insoluble-Fiber Foods The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends adult women consume 25 grams of total fiber per day and adult men consume 38 grams, with 10 to 15 grams coming from soluble fiber. As you age, you need less and over age 50, women should consume 21 grams and men should consume 30 …

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in foods, such as fish and flaxseed, and in supplements  like fish oil. The three main omega-3 fatty acids are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). ALA is found mainly in plant oils such as flaxseed, soybean, and canola oils. DHA and EPA are found in …

Cherries & Cancer

The distinctive deep red pigment cherries are known for comes from flavonoids; powerful antioxidants that help fight free radicals in the body. Cyanidin is a flavonoid from the anthocyanin group found in cherries that helps keep cancerous cells from growing out of control. And, for cherries with the most anthocyanins go for sweet cherries with …