Women no longer have any excuse when it comes to knowing what healthy foods to eat. Clearly, people live long lives without eating these foods. This article however, is about what women should eat for living a high quality, healthy life, because when we eat fresh fruits and vegetables over fast, already prepared foods in general, people feel better. Click the links for super easy recipes.
1. Broccoli. Cruciferous vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli have strong cancer fighting properties against certain cancers. It offers vitamin c: an antioxidant. Steam for 13 minutes: season as desired. For super flavor, steam for ten, and then quickly sauté in light olive oil and garlic.
2. Beets. This crimson root tastes earthy and rich and help support healthy blood pressure. High blood pressure damages arteries and can cause heart disease and stroke. Beets offer potassium, which helps offset excess dietary salt. Another benefit, folate, helps prevent damage to DNA, helps create new cells, boost energy and combat inflammation: all cancer fighters. Toss beets into a salad.
3. Turmeric. Along with ginger, turmeric is an Indian spice that helps with wound healing. Add a sprinkle to eggs, rice, and vegetables.
4. Sardines. These prepackaged and pre-cleaned snack offers selenium: an antioxidant that encourages a healthier immune system and tastes like tuna. Salmon is a good substitute. Other benefits include vitamin D and calcium. Choose an unsalted, water-packed product.
5. Kale. The green leafy veg helps fight against cancer and heart disease. It offers calcium, vitamin A and vitamin c and carotenoids for vision health. Steam or sauté with light olive oil and garlic.
6. Blueberries. Labeled a super-fruit for its anti-inflammatory effects, blueberries are easy to find and eat. Frozen is a great alternative to fresh. Toss in cereal or oatmeal.
7. Black beans. These beans contain minerals, folate, magnesium and iron. They are both a complex carbohydrate and a protein source. It helps with managing weight and regulation of blood sugar. They have soluble fiber, omega 3 fats, and flavonoids for help in fighting cancer. Eating half-cup servings helps manage bloating, though the benefits do outweigh the cons.
8. Tart Cherries. Found in the baking or frozen foods aisles: not in the produce section. Tart cherries help lower cholesterol and fights the inflammation that causes arthritis and muscle soreness.
9. Almonds. Helps with calcium absorption and offers Vitamin E: an antioxidant. A handful a day will help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. A perfect snack food.
10. Quinoa. A pellet-shaped seed that contains nine essential amino acids: protein building blocks that help muscles, organs, tendons and glands. This whole grain contains magnesium that helps relax blood vessels and promote healthy blood pressure.
What does this have to do with skin care? The skin is the body’s largest organ. Feed it well and watch it glow.