All women should have these 8 foods
All women desire to be fit and look beautiful. Everyone tries one thing or the other in that direction, but sometimes those efforts are outside in, or working on the outside. Women’s biology is much different to men and therefore there are certain nutrients they need more, in order to sustain health, immunity and ultimately, fitness. To supplement them, there are certain foods which are good to be incorporated in regular diet. So let’s get to it:
Broccoli is rich in vitamin C, which is required for the generation of collagen. Also, it has beta carotene which is transformed into vitamin A by the body. It helps in maintaining healthy soft tissue, along with good eyesight. Other vegetables in the cabbage family (apart from Broccoli) are also known to fight cancer.
There is a reason Popeye loves it so much. Spinach is a huge powerhouse of nutrients. Not only that, spinach contains lutein, a powerful antioxidant that, no points for guessing, has anti-ageing properties. consumption of spinach will also keep your skin healthy and hydrated.
Pulses contain less calories and good amounts of iron. In fact, pulses such as lentils (masur dal) and gram seeds (chana dal) can help your fulfill up to 30% of your daily iron requirement. A lot of women suffer from iron deficiency, and this could go up especially around menopause. Having your daily fill of iron goes a long way in you staying fit and avoiding diseases later on in life.
This one is a no brainer. An apple a day sure keeps the doctor away, and that’s because apples will help you boost your immunity. Apples contain quercetin, a flavonoid antioxidant which has helps with allergies, reducing blood pressure and improving blood circulation. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine properties, and may also help prevent cancer. While it is a part of this list, an apple is good for both women and women.
Mushrooms have powerful cancer fighting antioxidants. A study has found that women having certain types raw mushrooms daily would have a 64% less risk of breast cancer. What’s more? They have absolutely zero cholesterol! So if you like mushrooms, go ahead and have them guilt free.
Avocados are known to help reduce fat around the midsection which means it indirectly also helps reduce the risk for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. The mono-saturated fats in avocados are great for ladies looking to lose some weight.
Corn has anti-ageing properties because of the presence of antioxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin. These also help in maintaining eye-health and are contained in high amounts especially in yellow corn.
Pistachios contain protein, healthy dietary fats, copper, phosphorus, vitamin E and vitamin B6. They also contain more lutein and beta carotenes than most other nuts. It goes without saying that they have anti-ageing properties. But they also make a tasty and guilt free snack anytime as they are rich in nutrients and low in calories.
Today, women’s routines are physically and mentally more taxing (just as their biology already is), which makes them more prone to early ageing. As you may have noticed, a significant percentage of the foods mentioned here are antioxidant rich and it naturally makes sense for women to incorporate these in their daily diet.