'Superfood' is a term that has emerged relatively recently to describe any food that has health properties that are well above average …
There are a whole host of these foods. You will be told by various sources that you should eat them daily, however this is almost impossible. What you SHOULD do is eat them as regularly as possible.
Here are 6 of the most important superfoods for women:
1. Superfood: Beans
Here's one you may not have expected to see. Beans are great for a variety of reasons. They are high in protein without all the fat you get from meat, they are high in fibre and nutrients, PLUS they lower your blood sugar, blood pressure and heart rate - risk factors of heart disease, which kills more women than anything else in the West.
2. Superfood: Avocados
Avocados pack a fatty punch ... but the GOOD kind. The fat in avos - unlike that in meat - is actually healthy for your heart, helps you shed body fat and protects your eyes and skin.
3. Superfood: Grapefruit (or oranges)
Both of these fruits contain 'flavonoids' which are known to reduce the risk of various types of stroke common to women. They may also aid in keeping your heart healthy, and they contain fibre and vitamin C for increased general health.
4. Superfood: Kale
This one's pretty fashionable at the moment, and for good reason. Kale is loaded with vitamin K which helps your bones stay dense as you age. It also contains a ton of vitamins C and A which are very important to get every day.
5. Superfood: Liver (preferably beef or lamb)
If you're pregnant you want to be healthy, and this means getting a lot of folate and folic acid. If you want to make that the easiest it can be you need to eat some beef liver. It's also high in iron which is good for non-pregnant women due to monthly iron loss through bleeding.
6. Superfood: Eggs
An egg has 6 grams of protein but only 50 calories, making it the best bang-for-your-buck protein hit you can get. If you're on a diet you need to be eating eggs.
They also contain a good amount of vitamin D and healthy fats. And no, a couple of eggs per day won't kill you.
by ATW Nutrition Coaching
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