Eating the right food is not always the easiest thing to do. However, with some small adjustments, there are some foods that you can incorporate into your diet that can have lasting effects on your body, working with it, rather than against it.
While low fat yogurts would suffice, natural yogurt is devoid of any added sugars and preservatives. Yogurt is said to include some ‘friendly’ bacteria, which is much needed in the fight against gut disorders and colon cancer. The added benefit of calcium assisting teeth and bones are said to help the fight against osteoporosis. For any woman who may be burning the candle at both ends, yogurt contains some immune boosting vitamins which will help give some much needed energy.
To look at broccoli, you wouldn’t think it would contain so many things that are important to your health. But it does. It is rich in antioxidants, which combat many diseases. Low in calories, broccoli contains many nutrients including, Vitamins A & C, Carbohydrates, iron, protein, calcium and some Omega 3 fatty acids. Broccoli also contains folic acid, which will help any newly pregnant women worried about birth defects.
The largest benefit of broccoli to women is Glucoraphanin. The body converts this into sulforaphane, which assists the body of ridding H. Pylori, which is responsible for cancer. Broccoli assists in blocking the cancerous cells (breast and cervical), two of the biggest killers of women. If there was ever an excuse to have an extra helping, this is it.
Salmon is rich in Omega 3, vitamin D, iron and is a high source of protein. Valuable nutrients said to assist the body in fighting osteoporosis and breast cancer.
Blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries and blackberries are all said to include valuable antioxidants to assist with cognitive memory function. As women age and go on to have children, memory function tends to decline. Berries are said to assist with this. The antioxidants included in berries are also said to assist with urinary tract infections, particularly cystitis.
Rich in fibre, flavanoids and antioxidants, spinach has a mound of nutritional value. It is said to aid the immune system, improve your skin, strengthen your bones and increase your vision. You can understand why Popeye grew in front of your eyes by eating a can of this stuff! For women however, spinach can be a massive help with their menstrual cycle. As a woman menstruates, she loses valuable iron stores. Spinach is high in iron and will replace these valuable nutrients helping to avoid anemia.
With breast and colon cancer being the biggest worry for women, there are many foods that you can eat that can help combat these. For help with daily life, the many vitamins that your body needs, to help build its immune system, can be found in many foods. With a bit of planning you can incorporate these into your daily diet and have a healthier lifestyle.