5 Essential Superfoods for Women
How Many of These Do You Consume Regularly?
You simply must stock your shelves with these foods. Superfoods don’t necessarily have to taste bad. Read on to know more:
It was Popeye's go-to snack for good reason - this leafy green is an amazing source of iron, both helping to improve the quality of the blood and restore energy. It's also high in folic acid, making it the ultimate pregnancy superfood.
When cooked, the vitamin content of spinach is better absorbed into your system, providing higher levels of vitamins A and E, protein, calcium, and important carotenoids like beta-carotene and lutein.
This one is a must-have in the fridge. Cranberry juice is an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. Thanks to its anti-bacterial properties, it serves as a great defense against Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs).
Salmon is a superfood favorite. Along with avocados and kale, it's up there as one of the greats. 2-3 servings of oily fish/good fats a week helps keep the heart healthy, which is especially important as you start to get older and your estrogen levels start to drop. It also improves cognitive health, protects vision and promotes glowing skin.
If you're craving something sweet but are trying to be good, shop for Greek yoghurt. Topped with sweet blueberries and a drizzle of honey, it's a delicious treat that brings an array of health benefits.
Compared to normal yoghurt it offers double the protein and far less sugar; providing the perfect post-workout snack to promote recovery, build muscle and maximize gains.
These little legumes are an amazing source of fiber, protein and importantly for women, iron. Female athletes, pregnant women and girls in their teens are more susceptible to becoming anemic; but even if you don't fall into one of those three categories, it's important that you naturally up your vitamin intake through iron-rich foods.
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