Ladies, try these superfoods

October 13, 2017

Healthy eating is good for everybody, but certain health issues such as brittle bones, pregnancy and breast cancer are related only or more to women. Therefore ladies, check out these superfoods to boost your health.

1.    Edamame
These tasty soybean pods are full of fiber, good fats, and estrogen-like compounds called isoflavones. Isoflavones can be your friends during menopause. For example, they can help cool hot flashes. (If you’ve had breast cancer, though, you may want to avoid them.)

2.    Kale
Packed into these green leaves are loads of vitamin K, which works with calcium and vitamin D to keep your bones strong and healthy. One serving has more than 20% of the daily recommended amounts of vitamins A and C.

3.    Asparagus
Want another way to get your bone-building vitamin K? Asparagus has you covered. Nosh on half a cup, and voila: You’ve got a third of what you need for the day. It’s also full of folate, which helps prevent birth defects like spina bifida.

4.    Beans
They have lots of protein, without the fat (and often the expense) that comes with meat, and they’re high in fiber. They can lower your blood pressure, blood sugar, and heart rate — all things that can lead to heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women in the United State

5.    Grapefruit
It’s all about about the “flavonoids,” which help lower the likelihood of certain kinds of strokes in women and may also help your heart. (Oranges work, too, but grapefruit has less sugar.) Grapefruit may not be a good combo with your medication, so check with your doctor before you put in on the menu.


Category: Features, Wellness and Complementary Therapies

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