A Few Healthy Foods for Women

Women are constantly looking for different kinds of healthy foods to add to their diets so they can live a long and healthy life. The effect that some foods have on women have been proven to be different than what they have on men in some cases. Some foods can also prevent and reduce the risk of obtaining some serious kinds of diseases including cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Also, they can help with weight loss and keeping your skin looking clear, smooth, and beautiful. If you are eating the following foods recommended already, than keep up the good work! If you aren’t, then it’s time to consider making a trip to the grocery store and loading up your shopping cart.

Greek Yogurt

Yogurt can provide you with a great amount of calcium, and it is also rich in immune-boosting bacteria. But not just any kind of yogurt. When compared to regular yogurt, Greek Yogurt has proven to be the healthier and more beneficial choice. It has twice the protein which is great because more than 30% of women don’t get enough especially those that are over the age of 40. Any kind of Greek Yogurt will give you the needed benefits, but it’s always a good choice to look for the low fat kind.

Simon is probably one of the best sources for omega-3s and the richest source of vitamin D. The essential fatty acids found in salmon have a surprisingly wide range of benefits. Some of these benefits include preventing some types of illnesses, aiding in your weight loss, boosting your mood and performance, smoothing and clearing up skin, and minimizing the side effects of arthritis. Unfortunately, not too many people are taking advantage of this simple way to get those benefits.

Beans

It’s a bit difficult to imagine a food that is more healthier than beans. As much as 17g fiber can be provided in just a small cupful of beans. Beans provide dozens of key nutrients that women aren’t getting enough of including potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Also, they’re loaded with protein and can assist in weight loss.

Nuts

In a nutshell (pun intended), recent studies have proven that just a half a cup of nuts a day can greatly reduce your risk of getting heart disease and diabetes. Many nuts, especially walnuts, are paced with omega-3s. Hazelnuts contain an amino acid that lowers blood pressure knows as arginine. They may also lower cholesterol as well. I suggest eating them plain, or keeping a small bowl of nuts on you at all times so you can sprinkle them over salads, cereal, yogurt, and anything else you can think of. Also, try your best to incorporate nuts in the meals that you prepare at home.

Those are some healthy foods that women need to work on getting more of. Considering all of the health benefits that these foods offer, it’s crazy not to take advantage of them. So next time you go grocery shopping add these foods to your list and incorporate them into your diet.