9 Foods Every Woman Should Eat
In this article we will take a look at 9 foods that every woman should include in her diet.
#1. Red Meat
Red Meat is especially helpful for women. Because women lose blood during their periods, they tend to be at a higher risk for low iron in their blood. One of the best ways to gain more iron, is from red meats. (Also read why red meat might not be good for you).
Iron is important as it transports oxygen in your blood stream, and carries it throughout the body. This keeps muscles, tissues and cells healthy and functioning to their very best.
This weakened bone syndrome tends to be more common in women. Additionally, breastfeeding mothers should ensure they gain enough vitamin D and calcium in their diet, and one of the easiest ways to do that is through milk.
Salmon is a great source of protein, and a very healthy alternative to other meats. Leaner, less fatty and full of health benefits, salmon is an important food to add to any woman’s diet.
The omega-3 fatty acids are especially beneficial in terms of heart health. These acids can help reduce the risk of heart attack, and promote good cardiovascular health.
Blueberries are tiny but mighty. Packed full of vitamin C, they are a great way to get vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C helps to strengthen your immune system, fight off infection and keep the body strong and healthy.
Cabbage is a great vegetable option for women. Cabbage, like many vegetables, is also high in vitamin C which boosts the immune system, and also contains sulphur which can fit infection.
Additionally, it contains calcium, magnesium and potassium which help promote strong bones. Specifically for women, cabbage can also detox the system and help to stop wrinkles due to aging.
#6. Sweet Potato
Sweet potatoes are high in nutrients and a must-have for any woman. One potato holds more than enough Vitamin A for a day. They are also a great source of natural fibre, as well as potassium and magnesium.
Additionally sweet potatoes have vitamins C and B in lesser quantities, iron, riboflavin and folate. They are an excellent substitute for ordinary potatoes, and can be used and cooked in the same way. Simply switch out your spuds for sweet potato for a delicious and far more nutritious option.
Avocados are wonderful foods to add to any woman’s diet. They are rich foods full of ‘good fats’ that help keep hormones healthy and in good balance. They are also high in vitamin E, and some vitamin Bs, which promote strong cells. These vitamins are also great for strong healthy hair and healthy skin.
Almonds, and all nuts in general are an excellent way to add some nutrition to the diet. Almonds contain more calcium than any other nut, are therefore a great way to add calcium to the diet. They are also high in protein, and a great easy filling option.
Cacao is one of the richest natural sources of magnesium. Magnesium is excellent for the body as it is a great way of fighting off mild pains such as headaches and cramps – especially menstrual cramps. Cacao also contains a natural endorphin which helps combat stress and even weight gain.