6 Super Power Foods For Women

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Published: Thursday, September 6, 2012, 5:01 [IST]
 
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These days, women are encountering many health issues. Especially working women have unhealthy lifestyles that can weaken and damage their body slowly and gradually. If you really want to be a healthy person, you have to eat good foods. This is because you are what you eat and how you eat! Here are some tasty power foods that can be added to your palate. These foods are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, proteins and nutrients that a woman needs to stay fit and healthy.

6 power foods for women:

6 Super Power Foods For Women

Broccoli: A bunch of green vegetables are believed to be really healthy for both men and women. This green vegetable fights cancer, ageing and heart conditions. It is rich in vitamin C, A and also has beta-carotene that prevents the formation of wrinkles (fine lines on the skin). Women over 25 must have this power food to stay fit, healthy and look beautiful!

Dried apricots: Glucose is the secret behind the body energy. Lack of glucose or low glucose level can make you feel lazy and lethargic. To boost up body energy and metabolism, you have to increase levels of glucose. Dried apricots are a power foods that women can have as a healthy snack in their diet. Apart from increasing blood glucose levels through natural sugar, dried apricots are also rich in iron. This strengthens the bones and also makes you strong.

Salmon: If you are a non-vegetarian, you would love to include this fish in your diet. This seafood is a rich source of omegas-3 fatty acids that fights cancer, lowers bad cholesterol and also reduces the chances of heart attack. It also prevents cancer especially breast cancer, Alzheimer's disease and fights depression.

Cauliflower: The green vegetable contains vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), and B9 (folic acid) that is required by women. Pregnant women should have foods like cauliflower that is rich in folic acid. Apart from these nutrients, the vegetable also has phosphorus, potassium and proteins. Cauliflower is easy to digest and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is also good for a healthy heart.

Berries: These citrus fruits are not only tasty but also a power food that is a must-have for women. Strawberries, blueberries, cranberries and raspberries are healthy power foods. They have phytochemicals that fight tumour, antioxidants that reduces risk of breast cancer, fights ageing and aids to weight loss.

Yogurt: Women should have this healthy dairy product in their diet. It is rich in calcium, iron, vitamin B, coenzymes that improves digestion and cleanses out the system. This helps have a clear and glowing skin.

These are few power foods that women should include in their diet for a healthy body and to keep diseases at bay! 

Topics: nutrition, ageing
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