Super Foods for Super Women
Women’s Bodies Have Different Needs
Eating healthy food is highly essential for each and everyone, however certain foods are especially good for the health issues related to women such as pregnancy, brittle bones, and breast cancer etc are just a few names. The foods we are going to discuss are rich with nutrients. These “superfoods” will help to keep your body safe and healthy, even when you will age.
Edamame is tasty soybean pods that are full of good fats, fiber, and an estrogen-like chemical called isoflavones. Isoflavones are your good friends during menopause. For example, they help to cool hot flashes.
These green leaves are packed with loads of vitamin K, which works together with calcium and vitamin D to keep your bones healthy and strong. One serving of kale has more than 20% of the daily recommended quantity of vitamins A and C.
Here is another way to get vitamin K for your healthy bones. Snack on a half cup. Your body has got a third of what you need for a day. It is also loaded with folate, which helps in preventing birth defects such as spina bifida.
Beans are rich in protein, that too without the fat which often comes with meat, and they are also high in fiber. They can lower your blood sugar, blood pressure, and heart rate. And all these things can lead to heart disease, the top serial killer of women in the U.S.
It’s all about the “flavonoids,” that has potentials to help in lowering certain types of strokes in women and also strengthen the heart. Oranges also do the same job but grapefruits have less sugar.Grapefruit is not a good combination with your medication, so consult with your doctor before you put it on your table.
Berries and Cherries
They are not just pretty in pretty in colors but they are also good for your health too. These fruits are rich in flavonoids and antioxidants, that can protect healthy cells from getting damaged. Berries help in keeping your brain sharper as you get aged. Plus, their vitamin C helps in building collagen, the protein that keeps your smooth and skin firm.
Its orange-red color comes from beta carotene( a chemical present in carrots) and lycopene (present in tomatoes and watermelon). Lycopene lowers the chances of getting breast cancers and cervical. It is also rich in antioxidant that keeps cholesterol and blood pressure in check helping in to ward off all heart disease.
Plain, Low-Fat Yogurt
Your body need more calcium when you are over 50. And yogurt is full of it – just 8 ounces of it will give your body more than third of your calcium for a day. Look for the type that is enriched with vitamin D, helping your body to use the mineral in a better way.
These are enriched with vitamin D, healthy fatty acids, and calcium. Their omega-3 fats help in improving the quality of breast milk. Sardines are also good for infants whose mothers ate them when they were pregnant. Plus, they have less mercury as compared to most other fishes.
Ground flaxseed is rich in fiber and lignans, compounds that function as estrogen. These can also help in lowering the risks of some cancers, including breast cancer too. Flaxseed oil is an easy way to get omega-3s, however, it does not comes with the added cancer-fighting goodness. Consult your doctor before you add flaxseed in your diet plan.It can affect how well some medicines work.
They are also enriched with healthy fatty acids and can prevent cancer when included in your diet. Use them or ground flaxseed as a topping for yogurt.
Though they are full of fat, but they are good fat. In fact, studies suggest that avocado-rich diet can help in getting rid of belly fat and protect your skin and eyes. They also help in lowering the “bad” cholesterol levels and raise the “good” cholesterol.
Copper, vitamin B6, fiber, potassium, iron etc. sweet potatoes is a complete healthy package. Best of all, they are fully loaded with beta-carotene, a rich source of vitamin A. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, it keeps your infant’s little lungs healthy and strong.
Folate is your friend. It can lower the chances of getting heart disease, dementia, and colon cancer. Spinach has folate in lutein and spades, too. This antioxidant protects the retina and lens in your eye and even a banish the wrinkles too.
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