Food for Life: 7 Must-Have Superfoods for WomenApril 08, 2022
Superfoods have become quite a buzzword in the health and foods circles, suggesting everyone should be consuming their share of superfoods to live a better and fitter life. But what is it about superfoods that makes them so unique?
Superfoods are nutrient-dense foods that support a healthy diet by providing the optimum quantity of vitamins and minerals.
Health and diet should remain centerstage for women as their dietary requirements are not one-size-fits-all. A good diet that can carry women through various life stages and busy schedules is a necessary form of self-care.
There are specific superfoods that a woman can include in her diet to guarantee that she gets an extra burst of energy and nutrients, such as quinoa, grains, leafy vegetables, etc.
Here is a list of 7 superfoods that you can incorporate to enhance your diet:
1. Whole grains
Carbs have received a bad reputation in the past; however, they are still essential to a balanced diet. It is critical only to consume beneficial complex carbohydrates like whole grains. Whole grains such as quinoa, millet, oats, and brown rice are low in fat and high in fiber, resulting in a healthy gut. They also help avoid various lifestyle disorders like diabetes and obesity.
2. Dark Chocolates
It is a decadent treat, but dark chocolate is also high in polyphenols. Polyphenol is an antioxidant that increases blood flow in the nervous system, resulting in better memory. It may aid in the prevention of heart disease and cancer.
Berries are renowned for being rich in solid antioxidants like anthocyanins and vitamin C. Women, especially, should get their fill of blueberries, wild blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries with anti-cancer qualities. These berries will keep your skin plump and wrinkle-free. Cranberries are also an effective treatment for urinary tract infections (UTIs), which affect most women.
Quinoa is a nutrient powerhouse. It includes vitamins B and E, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus; gluten-free and nutrient-dense. Quinoa's high fiber content makes it an excellent food for weight reduction and easing constipation. Fiber also protects the heart and helps to avoid illnesses such as cancer. The antioxidants in quinoa perform wonders for your skin and hair.
Amla is a miraculous fruit, especially for women, because it is high in vitamins and minerals. It protects against shortages in iron, calcium, and vitamin C. It lowers the risk of uterine fibroid and slows the growth of tumors.
The walnut is the superhero of nuts. Walnuts can lower cholesterol levels and improve sleep quality while protecting women from dangerous ailments like cancer.
7. Beans and Legumes
Beans and legumes are high in calcium and protein, two minerals critical for a woman’s overall health. Beans contain resistant starch, which helps regulate blood sugar while burning fat quicker.
A well-balanced diet packed with essential nutrients and enhanced by superfoods is just what women need to tackle the challenges of daily life and lead to a long and healthy life.
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