Different bodies have different needs. Healthy eating is important for everyone, but certain foods are especially good for issues that affect women — like brittle bones, pregnancy, and breast cancer, to name some. In this list are superfoods that contain all the nutrients helpful to combat many illnesses commonly found in women.
Edamame is a type of soybean. Soybeans are full of isoflavones – an estrogen like compound that can be really helpful during menopause. It cools you down and prevents hot flashes. However, if you have a history of breast cancer, you might want to avoid them.
This veggie stick has lots of vitamin K to promote bone building. This aids osteoporosis that are more commonly suffered by women. It’s also full of folate, which helps prevent birth defects like spina bifida.
Think of papaya as a combination of tomato, watermelon and carrot. Papaya gets its natural colour from the chemicals present in those aforementioned fruits; beta carotene and lycopene. Lycopene lowers your chance of getting cervical and breast cancers. It’s an antioxidant, too, and keeps cholesterol and blood pressure at healthy levels to help ward off heart disease.
These little guys are loaded with healthy fatty acids, vitamin D, and calcium. Their omega-3 fats can improve the quality of breast milk, and sardines are good for babies whose mothers ate them while they were pregnant. They also have less mercury than most other fish.
Folate is your friend. On top of its prenatal perks, it lowers your chances for getting dementia, heart disease, and colon cancer.
#6- Beef Liver
If spinach is your friend, beef liver is your best friend! It contains really high amounts of folate and folic acid. It beats spinach and other vegetarian sources by a big margin.