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10 Healthy Foods For Women

Update Date: Apr 29, 2016 04:20 AM EDT
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Most of us don't realize the advantages of maintaining a healthy body until we are sick. Even a common cold collapses our schedule for over a week, that being the case other medical complications are out of question. And when it comes to women, we only start concentrating on our health once we are unwell. Let's just change that attitude and strive to stay healthy. Here are 10 foods nutritious for women, enjoy it for good health.

Broccoli

The phytonutrients present in Broccoli is good at fighting carcinogens and they also activate the detoxifying enzymes and helps in getting rid of various toxins in our body. It is particularly good for women, since Indole-3-carbinol present in broccoli helps fight breast and cervical cancers, according to Caring.com.

Yoghurt

Yoghurt is the rich source of calcium, potassium, zinc, vitamin B6 and B12. Calcium in yoghurt helps in maintaining bone health and it also helps in balancing the micro environment in the gut.

Fish

Oily fishes like sardine, salmon and mackerel have high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. The fat present in these fishes help in prevention of heart diseases and maintain bone health. They are also rich sources of vitamin D.

Beans and pulses

Beans and pulses are rich sources of protein, carbohydrate and iron. They are also rich in fiber that helps in lowering blood pressure.

Whole grains

Whole grains are rich in fiber and has low carbohydrates compared to refined grains. Whole grains reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, heart disease and stroke.

Berries

"Berries are high in folic acid and vitamin C which offer anti-oxidant protection," reports Zee News. Flavonoids present in blueberries, blackberries and strawberries may be beneficial for heart health due to their antioxidant activity.

Green leafy vegetable

Green leafy vegetables like spinach, cabbage and collard greens are rich in calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, vitamins A, C and K, dietary fiber and protein. They reduce the risk of heart disease and boost our immune system

Onions

"Onions have many healing and health-promoting properties: They're anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and a natural blood thinner. Rich in chromium, vitamin C, and dietary fiber, onions are also a good source of manganese, vitamin B6, tryptophan, folate, and potassium," reported Caring.com.

Egg

Egg is rich in protein and vitamins A, B2 and D. Egg is also a good source of iron.

Water

Water is essential for all the functions of our body. Calcium and potassium present in mineral water helps maintain bone health and lower blood pressure.

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