But for women, science is showing that there are some foods that can help ward off osteoporosis, heart disease, breast cancer, and even tone down a hot flash or two. Below you will find the top five foods that “superwomen” eat. Feel free to try them.
They’re juicy and they come in various colours and sizes. Yes, tomatoes are an easy food to love. Studies show that lycopene-rich foods like tomatoes may play a role in warding off breast and cervical cancers. So, a diet that is rich in vegetables will contribute to your general health.
After following nearly 40,000 women, Boston researchers conclude lycopene or other phytochemicals eaten as oil-based tomato products may protect against cardiovascular disease.
This is a plant based on three beneficial compounds namely, omega 3 fats, fiber and disease-fighting compounds called lignans. According to a recent study, 40 grams of crushed flaxseed can cut down on hot flashes, and several reports suggest flax can lower “bad” or LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. The seeds of this plant can be brown and gold and they have been proven to play a role in fighting breast cancer.
This fish is good for all age categories because of its omega 3 fats. However, women get a few unique benefits out of it. Studies point out that the oils in fatty fish like salmon can help you beat the post-partum blues, particularly if you ratchet up intake during the third trimester. The same oils can act as building blocks for the brain and the nervous system.
This juice is particularly beneficial when treating women’s urinary tract infections. Cranberries contain antioxidants called proanthocyanins. They are seen as the real medicinal heroes. These tannins prevent bacteria from adhering to the walls of the bladder where they can multiply and cause, or intensify, an infection.
Compared to similar products, this yogurt is thick and creamy. Specialists advise regular consumption because it offers double the protein of most yogurts and far less sugar. Also, the lower carb levels (7 grams versus 25 grams in fruited yogurt) help keep blood sugar on an even keel.
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