Healthy Powerfoods for Women

Superfoods You Can Find at the Supermarket

Women are remarkable creatures. We can do it all and then some. Drop the kids at school, work a full day, run around between the kid’s practices after work and still have a nutritious dinner on the table? No problem. Keep track of schedules, maintain the home, grocery shop and still have time for some alone time with the hubby? Piece of cake. But, even a Superwoman like you and I still need a little help from time to time.

It’s essential that we keep our nutrition up. Once this was not such an easy task but these days even the local market carries an impressive array of the foods that really help to fuel us. Super foods, if you will. Here is a list of the top 10 and all you need to know about them.

Tomatoes. Actually a fruit, the tomato is high in lycopene which is well known for its cancer fighting properties.

Orange Juice. A cup of this breakfast favorite is loaded with Vitamin D which helps is to absorb calcium.

Berries. Whatever type you prefer (blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, or cranberry) try to work them into your diet. Similar to wine they provide anti-cancer nutrients which play a role in cell repair.

Extra-lean red meat. Yes, you read that right. Meat gets a bad rap but the iron in it actually helps with fatigue and memory. And who couldn’t use a little help with that?

Dark chocolate. Now you are really starting to like this list, right? It’s true! Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants which help lower your risk of heart disease.

Spinach. This leafy green is one of the best sources of Folate around. Folate helps protect against birth defects, colon cancer, and dementia. It’s especially great for pregnant women.

Nonfat Yogurt. Stock up on this nutritious snack. It’s loaded with calcium which helps to prevent Osteoporosis.

Tea. More than just a relaxing way to end a long day tea helps prevent cancer, heart disease, and even helps manage weight.

Sweet potatoes. Besides being delicious these potatoes are loaded with Beta Carotene which helps protect your skin from the sun.

Salmon. This fish contains large amounts of Omega 3 fats which can help prevent clots and may even lower the amounts of bad cholesterol in your blood. It’s also known to help fight depression including post-partum.

Now that you know what to fill your cart with it’s time to get shopping! Eating these tasty and satisfying foods will make you healthy and please your palate at the same time. And isn’t that how eating well should be?

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